amethyst_asp (amethyst_asp) wrote in feministfriends,

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What timing

Hey there! Oh don't worry, you didn't step on a corpse. This is just a place silly. I just forgot it was here for awhile I think. Other places are awesome! Do they still have sister groups or whatever it's called at livejournal?

Oh, I actually have an issue to talk about too!

"Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex."

That sounds like something in the constitution but it's not. The only thing it says about women is that we have the right to vote.
The ERA was written in the 20s, finally got past Congress in the 70s, but has yet to get 38 states to ratify it

The red states are the ones who haven't ratified the ERA. This is a simple amendment is it not? The oppositions arguements are outrageous slippery slope scenarios, or they are confusing us with the people who want special treatment for women (lowered standards in the military and the like) and going off on some unrelated tangent... heh I did a research paper on this ;)

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