The Equal Rights Amendment
The Equal Rights Amendment or the ERA, is a Constitutional Amendment written by Alice Paul stating, “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.” The amendment was first introduced to congress in 1923 however the first interest of the idea of equality started in 1848 at the first Women’s Rights convention in Seneca Falls, NY. I support the Equal Rights Amendment. Although many women did not support the ERA they believed that if congress were to pass this amendment they would people would expect too much of them and include other individuals as well. There were however a majority of women who did support the ERA stating that it would help …show more content…
Constitution and make abortion funding a new constitutional right.” He states that the ERA is bad for Americans and the US Constitution because of its sloppiness and confusing proposal. The argued that the ERA is not clear about women’s rights making it unclear and thus causing the rejection of it since 1972. In another article in the LA Times by Phyllis Schlafly, they attest, “The amendment would require women to be drafted into military combat any time,” “…abolish the presumption that the husband should support his wife” and it would give the courts the power to reinterpret the laws that have a distinction based on gender. The world does not need the ERA to help enable women to be as that of equal as men. The amendment does not contain clarity regarding the rights of women, it does not express the claim that women seek to make. Society views women as people who stay home, cook, clean and care for the children. The male in the family is solely the provider and if the ERA is passed women will not be able to do what society entitles them to …show more content…
The ERA would help the world and society grow to understand, accept and support one another rather than treating each other differently just because of our genders. It would also help with sex discrimination cases by supporting that the US has no tolerance for sex discrimination. Although we are starting to treat each other how we are supposed to there are still times where we forget that we are human being and we forget to treat each other as such. For centuries we have argued who is the superior gender when none of that should matter, we were all created equal as should be treated as such. People fear that passing this amendment will change the world and they are right it will however, the world is changing every day and we need to come to terms that men and women and any gender is a human being and as humans we have rights. Society has to stop limiting what a woman can do and let her evolve into the woman she was born to be, the same goes for
Derek I Snedden POLS-Y 353 Professor Fowler 20 July 2015 Eagle Forum: The Pro-family movement The Eagle forum was founded by Phyllis Schlafly in 1972 and began as a trust fund to defend conservative agendas in 1967. During the proposal of the Equal Rights Amendment in 1972, Schlafly founded a group with more proactive approach called “Stop ERA” with one goal in mind, to defeat the ratification of ERA. After the success of the “Stop ERA” campaign, Phyllis Schlafly founded the eagle forum, a pro family group dedicated to “opposing all encroachments against American sovereignty through…feminist goals” (Schlafly). Althoug the primary interaction that eagle forum has had with the womens movement was the ERA, they also are incessantly combating
She believes that the ERA would take away from some of the women’s important rights and benefits by providing an example of the military draft. She states that, “I have listened to the lawyers and state legislature hearing, and they all said, ‘Yes, they do want women drafted and they do want them in combat.’” Women were originally exempt from the draft, but ratifying the ERA would take away their exemption and would subjectively draft them with men. Taking away their exemption would only leave them dissatisfied and drawback. Moreover, when they debate over women’s role in the marriage, she uses the evidence of the Maryland law which introduced the equal rights amendment: “This takes out the word ‘husband’ and puts in the word ‘spouse’(…)
In 1923, the ERA written by Alice, was introduced into Congress. The Amendment declared “equal rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the US or by any State on account of sex” (“Woman Suffrage”, 2014, para 1). The Amendment was introduced into every Congress through 1972, where it finally passed but failed ratification in 1982. Only 35 states ratified the Amendment by the 1982 deadline. After the failure, the Amendment was again presented to Congress every year, but still fails to get passed.
In 1980 the supreme court found no violations of constitutional rights for woman on medicaid. This amendment was created so woman could stop getting abortions. So attacking women who had low incomes and depended on medicaid to pay for abortions was the start for this amendment. Analysis: This relates to congress because the law wouldn't have been passed by congress if it they didn't think it would help our nation. Henry Hyde
In modern days women are regarded just like men and we have proved that we can do anything they can. However, if it wasn't for our ancestors we never would have even gotten the opportunity to prove our worth. It was through events like Seneca Falls that led to the government realizing how dedicated females were. But I believe what really led to the 19th amendment was how women stepped up during world war 2 and performed jobs their husband had before them. If it wasn't for that and civil conventions its possible this world would still be ran by men.
It stated that “the right of citizens to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex” (The library of Congress) It emphasizes that we shall not be denied the voting rights of women by judging based on the gender. I believe that gender equality is not a women’s issue, it’s a human issue that affect all of us, human
The U.S. Constitution's 19th amendment, claimed to give citizens the right to vote disregarding their gender. This is a very important amendment because it sculpted voting to how we know it today. Males and females can vote in unity and have been able to do so since August 18th, 1920. The 19th amendment has provided a positive outcome as it has allowed every legal citizen to vote, being a male or female.
Section one of the fourteenth amendment guarantees everyone “equal protection under the law” The women's rights movement started july 13, 1848. Women did not
Lucky for the youngest generations alive today, they have grown and matured in an age of equality that was unimaginable a century ago. Though there is always progress to be made, it is undeniable the revolutionary social and political changes that have been made in American life since its beginning. While a woman nearly won the presidency in the previous presidential election, one hundred years ago, a woman could not even vote. But thanks to the brave women in the nineteenth and twentieth century, women are now allotted to not only vote for the president, but so much more that came after. Most people know women’s suffrage was a more recent event, but the work that led up to the amendment is anything
Throughout the text it is addressed that the federal constitution says “we the people”, the government has no right to take away rights from just one gender, and that women are considered people. This is the reason why “ Women’s Rights to Suffrage” was most compelling; it explains why everyone should be equal and specifically women and men. Susan B Anthony was one of many to fight for women to have the same rights as men in today’s
From 1848 to 1920, an outrageous span of 70 years, women fought for equal rights, to have their voices and opinions heard. Little by little women have gained rights they have so passionately fought for. In 1973, about 50 years after women became eligible to vote, and began to be taken more seriously, the case of Roe v Wade granted women to have one of the most impactful rights to date, to terminate an unwanted pregnancy. Now, it is safe to say that all women and perhaps most men would not want women to lose the rights they have today, especially because there have been many influential women around the world who have been given the chance to be impactful because of the rights they possess. So, if we do not want to take away women’s rights and
In Elsie Hill and and Florence Kelley Debate the Equal Rights Amendments, depicted how the National Woman’s Party, formed during World War I to help secure the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, which granted american women the right to vote. The Woman’s Party would form again to address the issue of the Equal Rights Amendment, which would guarantee equal rights for women. The Amendment would pose many arguments among women due to the fact that women would also be losing some essential rights such as their wages, alimony, and child support in the case of divorce. Elsie Hill and Florence Kelley are two important women who debate over the Equal Rights Amendment concept of women’s freedom and their role within society.
Assessments of STOP ERA are mixed, with scholars acknowledging that the organization effectively utilized regional and state based sentiment to shift national public opinion against the once strongly supported Constitutional Amendment. To this end, there is broad agreement that without Schlafly and the STOP ERA campaign the Equal Rights Amendment would likely have been ratified in the 1970s. Schlafly 's campaign is also credited with shifting the Republican Party 's platform on the ERA and women in 1980, which led to a majority of that demographic supporting the Democratic Party by 1992. In addition, the STOP ERA campaign solidified Phyllis Schlafly 's position as an effective opponent of liberal policies, and one of the most significant women in modern American politics.
We all know that women didn 't have as many rights as men, and they still don 't. Women can now do more than they used to, but they still aren 't equal with men. They have had to fight for so many things like the right to vote and to be equal to men. The 19th amendment, the one that gave women the right to vote, brought us a big step closer. The Equal Rights Movement also gave us the chance to have as many rights as men. Women have always stayed home, cleaned the house, and didn 't even get an education.