While stumping for women’s rights in Virginia, in footage appearing in the new documentary “Still Working 9 to 5,” Lily Tomlin said at a 1977 rally, “The Equal Rights Amendment will put women where they’ve never been before, in the United States Constitution.”
We’re still waiting. It’s been 100 years since it was introduced by Alice Paul. And the clock doesn’t just tick from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the worldwide female workforce. It ticks for 24 hours.
“I swear sometimes that man is out to get me” sings Dolly Parton in her 1980 Grammy Award-winning song “9 to 5,” a women’s rights anthem that was inspired by the 1980 film of the same name starring Parton, Jane Fonda, and Lily Tomlin.