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Equal Rights Amendment

A Different Breed Of Republican

John A. Tures | Posted 05.16.2017 | Politics
John A. Tures

When it came to politics, my grandfather was the one who got me excited about the subject. I used to sit at his feet and he would spend hours regaling...

After 35 Years, Nevada Is Slated To Ratify The Equal Rights Amendment

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 03.22.2017 | Women

Nevada may become the 36th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. On March 1, the Nevada State Senate passed the ERA resolution and on Monday the...

Feminism Needs More Than Women's Marches

Riane Eisler | Posted 03.22.2017 | Women
Riane Eisler

Co-Authored by: Valerie Young, JD, Outreach director for CPS’s Caring Economy Campaign. Valerie’s work appears extensively in social media, @Woman...

Decades after Eleanor, Equality Still Eludes Women In Politics

Jonathan Lash | Posted 11.23.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Lash

It's clear that breaking down patriarchal power structures will require more of us to accept women as their leaders, and more women to contend to be accepted as leaders.

Evangelicals, Family Values, And The Rise Of Donald Trump

Jack Levison | Posted 11.10.2016 | Religion
Jack Levison

I do not belong to the Religious Right, but I recognize that for forty years--a generation of biblical proportions--their yearning for an advocate has simmered on the stove of discontent.

Equal Rights Amendment Fallacy

Rebecca Warner | Posted 09.06.2016 | Women
Rebecca Warner

VOTE for every single candidate on your ballot who advocates women's rights.

Long-time Conservative Activist Phyllis Schlafly Dead At 92

The Huffington Post | Chloe Angyal | Posted 09.12.2016 | Politics

Long-time conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly has died at the age of 92, according to The Eagle Forum, a pro-family conservative organization that ...

Equal Doesn't Mean Equal Yet: Women's Equality Day, ERA And The Story of My Life

Gloria Feldt | Posted 08.26.2016 | Women
Gloria Feldt

This is where I came into the women's movement. And this is where I intend to go out--knowing that my life's mission to advance women to full equality in this world is safe because the women of America have the Equal Rights amendment.

The Feminist Squabble Over Armpit Hair Distracts From Bigger Issues

Kimberley A. Johnson | Posted 05.17.2017 | Women
Kimberley A. Johnson

It's easy to determine if you're a feminist: You believe in the legal and social equality of men and women. The confusion usually falls within the social definition because it's left to personal interpretation: paying for dates, shaving armpits and legs, wearing make-up and a myriad of other nuances.

Equal Means Equal: Why the ERA Must Be Passed

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.07.2017 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

As members of Congress -- as well as one candidate for the presidency -- repeatedly speak about rolling back women's reproductive rights, it's time to take a hard look at the actual status of women in the United States.

Bathroom Panic Has Long Stood In The Way Of Equal Rights

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.24.2016 | Politics

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) signed a restrictive law Wednesday night that bars localities from passing anti-discrimination protections for les...

Rosalynn Carter: My Wish For The Women Of The World

Rosalynn Carter | Posted 03.09.2017 | Women
Rosalynn Carter

"I hope that no one will ever tell a girl that there is something she can't do because she is a girl."

Lands' End Caves To Anti-Abortion Activists, Pulls Gloria Steinem Interview

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 02.26.2016 | Business

Clothing retailer Lands’ End has issued a formal apology for featuring an interview with feminist icon Gloria Steinem in its spring catalog after ba...

Why Did Michael Moore Invade Those Countries?

Harlan Green | Posted 02.25.2017 | Entertainment
Harlan Green

The answer is so simple, and sad. Mr. Moore's latest eye-opening documentary, Where To Invade Next visited countries that have learned from and adopt...

Why This Feminist Is Voting for Bernie Sanders

Kimberley A. Johnson | Posted 01.19.2017 | Politics
Kimberley A. Johnson

The policies and overall message of the Sanders campaign will benefit all Americans, but it's easy to see how his policy proposals will benefit women.

Are We Fired Up Yet?

Marcy Syms | Posted 11.18.2016 | Politics
Marcy Syms

There are constant reminders of the struggles for women -- pay inequity, pregnancy discrimination, and violence against women. Most of us experience it, read about it, and talk about it. There is only one big step that could have a significant effect on all these issues.

Carly Fiorina's Betrayal of Women: A 'Majority' But Who Deserve Neither Equality Nor Autonomy.

Paul Abrams | Posted 09.15.2016 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Fiorina is engaging in a (typical Republican) tactic of betrayal. Extol the virtues of some group (women, minorities, the poor) and then refuse to do anything that would actually help.

LGBTQ Initiative 'Our Tomorrow': How to Make it Worth the Effort

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 06.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Peter D. Rosenstein

It is only together we can respond to the hopes and fears of members of the LGBTQ community as enunciated in "Our Tomorrow" and ensure this and future generations can live safe, secure and happy lives with full civil and human rights and acceptance within the greater community.

ERA? Not Merely Symbolic

K. Sujata | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics
K. Sujata

As of 2012, over seventy percent of women are employed outside the home. These women are supporting themselves and their families, and importantly for us all, keeping the American dream alive for our nation.

Knowing Why We Celebrate International Women's Day

Anushay Hossain | Posted 05.06.2015 | Women
Anushay Hossain

As International Women's Day comes around, we have a lot to reflect on, but we must also remember women are not alone in our quest for justice. From Dhaka to DC, we are united in saying the rights that were denied to us will not be denied to our daughters.

Why Didn't You Warn Me?

Lila Nordstrom | Posted 05.04.2015 | Women
Lila Nordstrom

Like many women my age, my experience with sexism at work has not been defined by overt actions but by insinuations, subtly gender-specific suggestions and bad advice couched as compliments about how "young I look."

Senator Brooke's Legacy

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

As our nation's first popularly elected African American Senator, Senator Brooke claimed his seat at the table of government and paved the way for the election of African Americans across the country, including President Barack Obama and me.

Feminism: The New F Word?

Beth Cone Kramer | Posted 04.25.2015 | Women
Beth Cone Kramer

Identifying as a feminist doesn't mean we need to cancel our waxing appointments and trade in our stilettos for sensible shoes; nor does it mean we need to bash men and question gender differences.

Samantha Lachman

Virginia GOP Rescinds Support For Equal Rights Amendment | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The fate of a bill calling for Virginia to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution remains in flux after the state Se...

Fear the Radical Christians Too

Martha Burk | Posted 03.29.2015 | Politics
Martha Burk

The Republicans in the U.S. House are obsessed with denying women the right to control their own bodies. In states like mine, local bishops are urging state lawmakers to follow suit and ban abortion, in defiance of the U.S. Supreme Court's 42 year-old Roe v. Wade decision.