Equal Rights Amendment Pros And Cons

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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

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