Many Americans think men and women are already equal under the law. But these 24 simple words have been kicking around for 169 years without being ratified as an amendment to the Constitution:
Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.
Nearly all other Constitutions have incorporated words like this. Only the United States is lacking an Equal Rights Amendment. “Women were left out of the Constitution more than 200 years ago…..
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>>> Why We Still Need the ERA<<<
Having the right to vote is important but, as feminists have always understood, it is not sufficient to guarantee equality.
By Erica Jong