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Equal Means Equal: Film Screening
February 9, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
EQUAL MEANS EQUAL is the definitive documentary film on the status of women in America.
EQUAL MEANS EQUAL offers an unflinching look at how women are treated in the United States today. Examining both real-life stories and precedent-setting legal cases, director Kamala Lopez uncovers how outdated and discriminatory attitudes inform and influence seemingly disparate issues, from workplace harassment to domestic violence, rape and sexual assault to the foster care system, and the healthcare conglomerate to the judicial system. Along the way, she reveals the inadequacy of present laws that claim to protect women, ultimately presenting a compelling and persuasive argument for the urgency of ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment.
The film will be followed by an Oberlin College faculty discussion including Carol Lasser of history; Daphne John of sociology; KJ Cerankowski of comparative American studies and gender, sexuality, and feminist studies; and Pam Brooks of Africana Studies.