Tag: ERA

THE SHIMMERING CONTRADICTIONS OF MRS. AMERICA

As the closing credits of Mrs. America’s first episode roll, you might find yourself wondering, “Is Phyllis going to switch sides?” In the TV world, it’s a logical prediction: Phyllis leads the movement against the ERA, realizes that she actually has a lot in common with the feminists she’s fighting, abandons her movement, and joins…

VIRGINIA ATTORNEY GENERAL FILES SUIT FOR RATIFICATION OF THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT

The final three states to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, Nevada, Illinois and Virginia (which ratified January 15, 2020) filed suit against U.S. Archivist David Ferriero on January 30th demanding he certify the ratification of the amendment. Under Article V of the Constitution, it takes three quarters of the country – 38 states – to…

37 DOWN, ONE MORE TO GO: ILLINOIS RATIFIED THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT

On May 31st, Illinois became the 37th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), a proposed amendment that would federally ban gender-based discrimination. ERA, first drafted in the 1920s by suffragette Alice Paul, was approved by the majority of Congress in 1972. Despite approving it, Congress set a seven-year deadline for three-quarters of the states…

THE PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY EFFECT

In 2015, Democratic Representative of New York Carolyn Maloney reintroduced the Equal Rights Amendment to Congress. An amendment that had seen this floor, and championed before. One that came up three states short of ratification decades ago, mainly due to one very conservative lady. The cause is dead. I don't mean feminism of course, I…

BOYCOTT CONTROVERSY: LANDS’ END APOLOGIZES FOR FEATURING LEGEND GLORIA STEINEM

It seems everyone is boycott crazy these days and preppy all-American brand Lands' End is the latest to fall victim to haters. Last year the company took on as CEO, Federica Marchionni, previously at fashion powerhouse Dolce & Gabbana. In what many would consider a brilliant move, she featured the legendary feminist Gloria Steinem in…

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