Equal Means Equal: Why the Time for an Equal Rights Amendment Is Now

Equal Means Equal: Why the Time for an Equal Rights Amendment Is Now

Jessica Neuwirth

When the equivalent Rights modification used to be first glided by Congress in 1972, Richard Nixon used to be president and All within the Family’s Archie Bunker was once telling his feisty spouse Edith to stifle it. Over the process the subsequent ten years, an preliminary wave of enthusiasm ended in ratification of the period by means of thirty-five states, simply 3 in need of the thirty-eight states wanted by way of the 1982 closing date. a number of the arguments opposed to the period that traditionally stood within the means of ratification have long gone the best way of bouffant hairdos and Bobby Riggs, and a brand new Coalition for the period was once lately organize to convey the event and knowledge of old-guard activists including the strength and social media abilities of a new-guard iteration of women.

In a sequence of brief, obtainable chapters numerous key parts of intercourse discrimination famous by means of the best court docket, Equal ability Equal tells the tale of the felony instances that tell the necessity for an period, in addition to modern situations within which women’s rights are compromised with out the security of an period. overlaying issues starting from pay fairness and being pregnant discrimination to violence opposed to girls, Equal ability Equal makes abundantly transparent that an period will increase the lives of actual girls residing in America.

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