In 1923, Alice Paul and (Crystal Eastman)* "drafted and began campaigning for the ratification of an Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)" for women. In 1958, Dwight Eisenhower became the first president to endorse the amendment. Though, over the years, the Equal Rights Amendment has come close to ratification it remains unratified to this day.
- source: The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects by Richard Kurin/
Ivanka Trump might be able to get this amendment through the White House, and on to Congress... It will take 38 states to sign the amendment, to give women Constitutional equal rights under the law, including equal pay in the work place...
- a source: Roberta W. Francis, ERA Education Consultant, Alice Paul Institute Founding Chair, ERA Task Force, National Council of Women’s Organizations
"You know, um, what Kim Jong Oooon or any other friggin dude does in the privacy of her or his home is her, uh, his business however for the sake of anecdotal story telling we’ll describe a situation wherein, uh, after being rebuffed by his wife, Jennifer Lopez -- repeatedly -- Kim Jong Oooon had a lascivious dream, and, uh, in the dream he was that movie star, ah, Zach Galifianakis, a guy Oooon’s wife’s crazy about. However, durin a subsequent rigorous act of dream love with Kim Jong Oooon as Mr. Galifianakis, er, Oooon’s wife cried out, ‘OOOoooon. OOOoooon. Oooooon my love’ -- 'I knew it,' ol Kim Jong Oooon says, 'Even though she was with Zach Galifianakis she called my name.' Of course Oooon is now emboldened and, ah, gains some small measure of comfort. That night Kim Jong Oooon goes after Jennifer Lopez. He’s standing by the bed, wearin -- well we don’t want to know what he’s wearin -- he smiles seductively and suggestively at his, um, mate of many many years. Well, fellas: Jennifer Lopez took one look at her husband, knew exactly what he wanted and said, ‘You must be dreaming.'”
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