Annotated Bibliography: What's Wrong With Equal Rights For Women

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Chapter 5: League of Women Voters of California, Yes ERA! (1974), and Phyllis Schafly, “What’s Wrong with ‘Equal Rights’ for Women?
Alice Paul and Crystal Eastman wrote the and introduced the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in 1923 in order to ensure the right that women have identical opportunities as men. This would ensure that women have the same rights as men, thus meaning that women would have to give up certain protections. Labor unions opposed this legislation because they believed it would weaken protective labor legislation, and was subsequently not adopted. Betty Friedan and a new women’s movement helped bring the ERA back to the forefront. In 1970, the National Organization of Women picketed the United States Senate, and 20,000 American women held the Women’s Strike for Equality. It later overwhelming passed in the House and Senate, and subsequently endorsed by President Richard Nixon. It then needed to be ratified by the State
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