It seems not a lot of people are informed in depth about the ERA. Most people think the ERA just refers to women having same rights as men; that we are all humans but what they don’t think about is our biological differences, how much time has passed since the ERA was imposed by Alice Paul in 1923 and how passing the ERA would not be entirely beneficial to women.
What we have is the bill of rights, which applies to any U.S citizen, male or female, these are our natural rights and with the hard work the women in our history have done, we now have the 19th amendment which is the women’s right to vote passed in 1920. Francis Willar’s desire for women to have the right to be involved in politics in order to clean up politic’s mess has already occurred throughout the years. There are very respectable women out there now such as Hillary Clinton who was even given the right to run for president at one point. Even though she lost, she was given a high position in politics- being named secretary of state. Other women in our history involved Sandra day oconnor from Arizona-she was the first woman on the supreme court appointed by Ronald Reagan.
Back then we had separate spheres and a cult of true womanhood. Now women have many opportunities such as going to school, being married or single, having children or not and doing what they wish with their bodies. Research has found that women have greater intellect than men and get higher degrees. With that said, women don’t necessarily have to rely on a man nor try to become one. By having such opportunities, women can live on their own, independently by choice. Whether they want to take these opportunities is entirely up to them as none of this is illegal or shunned as much as it was back in the day.
This brings me to the point of a much more liberal era. A fear of the ERA passing was that of gay marriage. Nowadays its pretty much normal to see a gay couple or having unisex bathrooms- at malls, airplanes, etc. Fighting...