The Equal Rights Amendment
“Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.”
The Equal Rights Amendment was passed by Congress on March 22, 1972 but 45 years to to the day it still has not achieved the 38 out of the 50 states needed to ratify it in to law. In 2017 ERA bills have also been introduced in the legislatures of Arizona, Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, Utah, and Virginia.
|Alabama||not ratified||Montana||Jan. 25, 1974|
|Alaska||April 5, 1972||Nebraska*||March 29, 1972|
|Arizona||not ratified||Nevada||not ratified|
|Arkansas||not ratified||New Hampshire||March 23, 1972|
|California||Nov. 13, 1972||New Jersey||April 17, 1972|
|Colorado||April 21, 1972||New Mexico||Feb. 28, 1973|
|Connecticut||March 15, 1973||New York||May 18, 1972|
|Delaware||March 23, 1972||North Carolina||not ratified|
|Florida||not ratified||North Dakota||Feb. 3, 1975|
|Georgia||not ratified||Ohio||Feb. 7, 1974|
|Hawaii||March 22, 1972||Oklahoma||not ratified|
|Idaho*||March 24, 1972||Oregon||Feb. 8, 1973|
|Illinois||not ratified||Pennsylvania||Sept. 26, 1972|
|Indiana||Jan. 24, 1977||Rhode Island||April 14, 1972|
|Iowa||March 24, 1972||South Carolina||not ratified|
|Kansas||March 28, 1972||South Dakota*||Feb. 5, 1973|
|Kentucky*||June 27, 1972||Tennessee*||April 4, 1972|
|Louisiana||not ratified||Texas||March 30, 1972|
|Maine||Jan. 18, 1974||Utah||not ratified|
|Maryland||May 26, 1972||Vermont||March 1, 1973|
|Massachusetts||June 21, 1972||Virginia||not ratified|
|Michigan||May 22, 1972||Washington||March 22, 1973|
|Minnesota||Feb. 8, 1973||West Virginia||April 22, 1972|
|Mississippi||not ratified||Wisconsin||April 26, 1972|
|Missouri||not ratified||Wyoming||Jan. 26, 1973|
*Five states have voted to rescind or otherwise withdraw their ratification of the ERA.
|Nebraska||March 15, 1973|
|Tennessee||April 23, 1974|
|Idaho||Feb. 8, 1977|
|Kentucky||March 20, 1978|
|South Dakota||March 5, 1979|
Seems to me in the face of all evidence to the contrary of a particular choice, basically making their lives more miserable these unenlightened females forge ahead so confidently without awareness of their own ineptitude. Warnings from female friendly wise and thoughtful people are ignored . They mistakenly assess their own cognitive ability as greater than it really is and are not ready to accept their own errors. The wise females are content knowing that their decisions or opinions are well analysed and researched instead of buying in to the popular theories concocted by frivolous experts and are not afraid to stand up to other females who are still living in an augmented reality due to their conditioning. The continuity of our world depends on the fact resistant unenlightened females becoming aware of their own brain washed conditioning and respecting females who are trying their best to achieve an equal status in the modern times for all women.
“What does it mean for us, as women, that we look at those two candidates… and many of us said, ‘That guy? He’s better for me. His voice is more true to me.’ Well, to me that just says, you don’t like your voice. You like the thing you’re told to like,” she added, referring to the election of the President. Michelle Obama spoke to the women who voted against their own welfare in the last election. I am glad another women with a higher degree of experience and knowledge in the political realm explained the reason behind why most women chose the current primitive sub human instead of a valid candidate. This is a great point she made unfortunately for women it is hard to expunge the millennia of conditioning that has made them slaves to the patriarchy. Its like having been brain washed for centuries in to believing that someone else is responsible for their well being and this shackle is not something to be eradicated from their collective psyche expeditiously. A woman who has this deep-seated belief in handing-over her well being to a man can’t be held responsible for listening to him as to what is good for her.
“Women are disadvantaged by the impossible standards that attach to work by women entering fields dominated by men, and vulnerable, too, to the condemnation of women” the director referring to the super hero movie ‘Wonder Woman’ which was a movie that was well received by audiences but still was dissected with a fine tooth comb for flaws. I think this movie was marvelous compared to the other few hundred male super hero movies that do not even meet the basic premise of good movies sometimes. It goes to show the difference between the impossible standards thrust upon a woman and the mediocre effort expected from a man.
I am writing this post because I recently learned that 40 years since the Senate passed the ERA. It is is still not part of the constitution because the United States still has not ratified the equal rights amendment for women(ERA)