• Shelter Island Library (map)
  • 37 North Ferry Road
  • Shelter Island, NY, 11964
  • United States

Film:  Equal Means Equal.
(Event co-sponsored by The League of Women Voters of Shelter Island)

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 Examining both real-life stories and precedent-setting legal cases, director Kamala Lopez uncovers how outdated and discriminatory attitudes inform and influence seemingly disparate issues, from workplace harassment to domestic violence, rape and sexual assault to the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.

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Kamala Lopez’s award-winning documentary explores how discriminatory attitudes and inadequate laws affect women’s fundamental rights in seemingly disparate areas such as domestic violence and healthcare, among many other issues.  It’s a powerful argument in support of ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment.