Praise goddess and the spirit of Ada Lovelace that we who are prone to avoid IRL human gatherings can still eavesdrop on such events. Via Adele M. Stan at Alternet, here is Burner’s keynote address at the NRN “2012 and the War on (and for) Women“:
Apart from the analogy comparing the Democrats to Lotus and the Republicans to Microsoft, I suspect very few people at this blog are liable to complain about Burner’s suggestion at the 13:35 mark:
As an exercise of moral power, Burner called on the audience to “fight for something big.”
“For the women’s movement,” she said, “it is high time we followed our great-grandmothers’ lead, and pass the Equal Rights Amendment.”
Most Americans — some 80 percent — “think the Constitution already provides equal rights for women,” Burner said. So the ERA is no longer the controversial idea it once was, she said, but it is hugely symbolic.