Friday, October 18, 2013

Do we need the ERA today?

Some of you expressed interest on the status of the Equal Rights Amendment today. The Alice Paul Institute maintains a website on the ERA, which it terms "unfinished business for the Constitution." The site includes discussion of why the amendment is still relevant and outlines current strategy in Congress and in the states.  Also take a look at this piece from the National Organization for Women, entitled "Who Needs an Equal Rights Amendment? You Do!"

Phyllis Schlafly, whom we'll encounter later in the course, has long opposed the ERA.  Here's an article she published in the Los Angeles times in 2007.

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