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For These Women, The Equal Rights Amendment Has Been A Decades-Long Battle


Added 01-15-20 01:06:03pm EST - “Women who fought for and against the Equal Rights Amendment decades ago ?" sometimes as teenagers ?" are watching the votes in Virginia. If” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “For These Women, The Equal Rights Amendment Has Been A Decades-Long Battle ”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Equal Rights Amendment supporters demonstrate outside Virginia State Capitol in Richmond on Jan. 8. The state is close to ratifying the ERA, even as the measure's future nationally remains in doubt. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

Equal Rights Amendment supporters demonstrate outside Virginia State Capitol in Richmond on Jan. 8. The state is close to ratifying the ERA, even as the measure's future nationally remains in doubt.

"It basically went, 'I'm very interested in the Equal Rights Amendment; I disagree with it a little – I think women are superior to men – but we'll settle for being equal," Miller said with a laugh. "That was basically what my mother told me."

Miller, now 66 and living in Virginia, is excited to see her state poised to become the 38th state — the total needed — to ratify the ERA. It follows a decades-long fight over the proposed constitutional amendment banning sex discrimination.

As an eighth grader in the Chicago suburbs in the late 1960s, Miller recalls helping her mother with a family business delivering mail door to door – they used it drum up support for the ERA.

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