Women's Rights vs. Corporate Rights

March 8, 2017

Did you know that the Supreme Court deemed corporations as people with Constitutional rights fifty years before women achieved the right to vote? That fact gives a whole new meaning to this sentence: The US Constitution is a property rights document.

Today, March 8, is International Women's Day, an observance established in 1911 and deeply rooted in the Women's Suffrage Movement. It is an expression of how hard women the world over have had to fight to secure the same legal status as men. It's also a reminder of how much work is left to be done in elevating human rights over corporate privilege. 

With the inauguration of Donald Trump, the long feminist march against oppression literally smacked right into emerging fascism. Millions of women and men in hundreds of locations on seven continents, protested Trump's presidency, misogyny, and policies under the banner of the Women's March on Washington. And Move to Amend volunteers were there, connecting the dots between the disparity of women's rights vs the "rights" enjoyed by corporations.

There's no shortage of opportunities today for Move to Amend supporters to be on the ground connecting dots between women's rights and corporate rights. It's as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Find an event near you.
  2. Download the flyer.
  3. Grab some petitions and go!

Feminism is defined as both women and men having equal rights and opportunities. Move to Amend exists to ensure that all people have equal rights and opportunities through our Campaign to Legalize Democracy. Passing the We the People Amendment will help advance the cause of feminists in the US and in turn, worldwide.

March is a big month for feminists. International Women's Day is now enveloped in Women's History Month, a celebration of the contributions made by women. We have much to learn from the suffragists in our own struggle to legalize democracy and pass the We the People Amendment. But one thing we know for sure, women will play an important role in this struggle, too -- we already do. 

Isn't it about time that corporate rights take a back seat to women's rights? We think most women will agree, once they've seen our flyer!