What will the Equal Rights Amendment actually do? That is the question everyone wants to know!
The ERA is a proposed amendment that will ensure equal rights, regardless of sex, or gender, therefore encouraging less discrimination against women. So far, thirty-eight states have ratified the amendment, but some people in Congress still say it does not matter, and should not take affect. With this pushback, women are still fighting for peace and justice.
The publication of the ERA would ensure that someone’s sex does not determine their legal rights. It would help women to not be unfairly fired from their jobs, help close the wage gap, and so much more…
Read Kamiyah’s full essay here.
I chose to explore this topic because every day women are constantly judged. People still think: women are not strong, women cannot do “manly jobs”, women cannot be successful without a man in their life. This is wrong in so many ways. Women can do all of that, and more!
This project was made in collaboration with GlobalGirl Media-Chicago, The ERA Coalition, and The Fund for Women’s Equality. You can learn more about this collaboration here.
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History of the ERA: https://www.eracoalition.org/the-amendment
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