Equal Rights Era Pros And Cons

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Women’s rights are a monumental issue among the American people now. The Equal Rights Amendment would be passed for the sole purpose of enforcing equal treatment in every aspect of life for the sexes. Including pay, custody, and individual states’ gender laws. The amendment is heading in the right direction, however, what people do not know is that if the Equal Rights Amendment were to be passed how it is now, it would not have a profound effect on equal treatment as intended. Therefore, the proposed amendment should not be passed. It will only worsen women’s rights in marriage/divorce, and work/education, due to the fact of its popularly unknown ambiguity. If the ERA were to be implemented, it would put responsibilities on women in a marriage…show more content…
The main reason many people support the ERA is because they want equal pay for everyone. However, in “ERA – Do You Know WHAT It Means?”, it explicitly states that the ERA will not give women "equal pay for equal work", and can add nothing to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, The Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, and a multitude of federal and state laws and executive orders in regard to employment. If one of the major reasons for the amendment in the first place won’t even be fulfilled, along with equal rights, there is no real reason to pass it. Not only do women not get equal pay, but they also don’t get equal educational opportunities. Also stated in the article previously stated, the ERA will not improve present educational opportunities for women which have already been mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and H.E.W. regulations. So, women don’t get the same opportunities for education as men, and after that, they don’t even get paid the same amount for the same work. All of this would be perfectly legal due to the vague language of the Equal Rights…show more content…
For example, in “Why We Need the Equal Rights Amendment”, it explains that without the ERA, the Constitution does not explicitly guarantee that the rights it protects are held equally by all citizens without regard to sex. However, this claim is disproved in “ERA – Do You Know WHAT It Means?”, when it says Unlike the Women 's Suffrage Amendment which gave women the vote, the language of the ERA is vague and undefined. To those who support the Equal Rights Amendment, the ERA does not explicitly guarantee equality regardless of sex either. Passing the proposed amendment in its current state would do the country only
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