Equal Rights

Equal rights can refer to:

  • Equality before the law, when all people have the same rights
  • Human rights, when such rights are held in common by all people
  • Civil rights, when such rights are held in common by all citizens of a nation
  • Women's rights, when such rights are held in common by both men and women
  • Equal Rights Amendment, a proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution that intended to advance such a condition for women's rights
  • Equal liberty

It can also refer to:

  • Equal Rights (motto), motto of the state of Wyoming, USA
  • Equal Rights (journal), a 1920s feminist journal
  • Equal Rights (album), a 1977 reggae release by Peter Tosh

Famous quotes containing the words equal rights, equal and/or rights:

    You can’t protect women without handicapping them in competition with men. If you demand equality you must accept equality. Women can’t have it both ways.
    —Mary Bell-Richards. “Protective Legislation in England,” Equal Rights (October 3, 1925)

    Women are to be lifted up to a physical equality with man by placing upon their shoulders equal burdens of labor, equal responsibilities of state-craft; they are to be brought down from their altruistic heights by being released from all obligations of purity, loyalty, self-sacrifice, and made free of the world of passion and self-indulgence, after the model set them by men of low and materialistic ideals.
    Caroline Fairfield Corbin (b. c. 1835–?)

    It is difficult for me to imagine the same dedication to women’s rights on the part of the kind of man who lives in partnership with someone he likes and respects, and the kind of man who considers breast-augmentation surgery self-improvement.
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952)