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Ayanna Pressley: Women Are ‘Shackled’ By the ‘Sexist’ U.S. Constitution

Radical Democrat 'Squad' members takes aim at the American Constitution

 on 14th February 2020 @ 7.00pm
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Far-left Democrat Rep. Ayanna Pressley claims U.S. Constitution is 'sexist by its very design'

Far-left Democrat "Squad" member Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) has declared that women are not "free" in America because they are "shackled" by the "sexist" U.S. Constitution. 

Pressley took to the floor of the House of Representatives Wednesday, blasting the American Constitution as “sexist by its very design.”

Rep. Pressley made the radical claims while speaking in support of a bill to extend the expired deadline for states to ratify the controversial Equal Rights Amendment.

“The year is 2020 and here we women are still in so many ways not fully free, still shackled,” Pressley insisted.

“Today I rise to affirm the humanity and the dignity of all women,” Pressley announced.

“I rise in strong, unapologetic, righteous support of H.J. Res. 79, which will strike the arbitrary deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, an amendment that should already be the law of the land.”

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Rep. Ayanna Pressley says women are 'shackled' and not 'free' because of the 'sexist' American Constitution

“Women are strong, hardworking, bright, and resilient. We are the backbones of our families, our communities, and our democracy," the Massachusetts lawmaker added.

"We do not live in checked boxes; we live in an intersectionality of lived experiences and identities.

"Our issues are everyone’s issues because our destinies are all tied.”

“Tomorrow’s vote on H.J. Res. 79 is a vote for the preservation of our collective humanity.”

Pressley continued by saying in her remarks that women are paid less than men and that this is especially true for minority women, according to Breitbart.

And that women have historically and still do today face discrimination that supporters say the Equal Rights Amendment would fix.

“In addition to pay discrimination, we face pregnancy discrimination — discrimination in the criminal legal system, sexual and domestic violence, and inadequate healthcare access,” Pressley said.

“But this isn’t an accident,” Pressley continued.

The American Constitution is sexist by its very design.”

“This country’s laws have historically treated [women] like second-class citizens, depriving us of the right to vote, enter most jobs, and to own property,” Pressley said.

“While some of those injustices may cease to exist, we still face tremendous barriers to our full participation in society.”

“With tomorrow’s vote we have an opportunity to right this country’s wrong,” Pressley said.

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Rep. Ayanna Pressley makes up the numbers in AOC's 'Squad' of radical anti-Trump Democrats

Pro-life conservatives, including the late Phyllis Schlafly whose efforts effectively killed the Equal Rights Amendment, oppose it because it is not just about women’s equality but codifying abortion on demand:

National Right to Life is strongly opposed to adding the 1972 ERA language to the U.S. Constitution, because it would provide a powerful legal weapon with which to challenge virtually any limits on abortion, and to require unlimited government funding of abortion.

On Thursday, the House passed the bill Pressley supported on a 232–183 vote.

“We are on the brink of history, and no deadline should stand in the way,” Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said.

The bill is expected to face challenges both constitutionally and from conservative lawmakers.

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