Equal Means Equal is a documentary film that takes an unvarnished look at where women find themselves today. The film weaves multiple seemingly disparate issues together to make the case that a lack of full legal equality is having a profound impact on American women’s lives.
Equal Means Equal is from the perspective of a modern “everywoman,” actress and filmmaker Kamala Lopez asks questions about the present laws in place that claim to protect women. By following both real life stories and precedent setting legal cases, she discovers the absurdity of the status quo and realizes that, given the reality of women’s lives in 2015, this system cannot be sustained.
Themes the film addresses include: The Gender Pay Gap, Pregnancy Discrimination and Maternity Rights, Domestic Violence, Foster Care, Child Sex Trafficking, Rape and Sexual Assault, Healthcare and Reproductive Rights, Juvenile Justice, Prison and Rates of Female Incarceration, International Women’s Rights, and The Law. Equal Means Equal is a documentary film that will change the way many people see women’s issues.