The National Organization for Women and the Struggle for the Equal Rights Ammendment

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This project will be over the National Organization for Women and the struggle for the Equal Rights Amendment. This topic will be a great way to learn about the background of how women fought for their rights, and how they gained them. This will be a great way to find out how the gender "women" established their equal rights. Women's rights are really important in today's society, so this will be a great way to learn a little more about how women came upon equal rights. Women's rights didn't just appear one day, they had to fight for what they thought was right. The first step of it all was the 19th amendment, this amendment allowed women to vote at the age of 18. After the 19th amendment women started to gain more freedom all because of …show more content…

Then out of nowhere A highly organized, determined opposition that suggested that ratification of the ERA would lead to the complete unraveling of traditional American society. The women that wanted to stop the ERA was a career woman named Phyllis Schlafly. Her opening to her speaking engagements began with quotes such as "I'd like to thank my husband for letting me be here tonight."The Stop-ERA started to tell people the things that would be taken away if the ERA was passed and approved by the Congress. Now that the Stop-ERA put things in other people's heads they started to worry about more things. They were starting to be scared of losing the freedom that people already did have. There were some things that might have been took away once women got the same freedom as men. Things such as sexual assault and alimony would be swept away. Also they were scared that the tendency for the mother to receive child custody in a divorce case would be eliminated. Another thing people were scared of was the all-male military draft would become immediately unconstitutional. Women started to divided by other women. At this point there were more and more states that were going against the amendment. The stop-ERA got what they wanted because once they passed the ERA the vote was three states off from being approved. Therefore this meant that it wouldn't be confirmed right away like the people that supported the ERA wanted it to. The Equal Rights Amendment was

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