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The Boston Sunday Globe got my attention this weekend with Jeff Jacoby’s opinion piece “The Equal Rights Amendment is Dead!” I love it when men pontificate on equal rights, women’s reproductive rights and other issues for which they have little or no personal experience.
Here’s my Letter to the Editor:
Regarding the Boston Sunday Globe opinion piece by Jeff Jacoby, "The Equal Rights Amendment is dead," we have one man with the help of two women deciding for all of us that the equal rights amendment has “died."
Some additional info for you:
Women's inequality is partially an economic issue. According to a MetLife poll in 2019, of the 43% of Americans who live paycheck-to-paycheck, 85% are women. There are many reasons for this disparity. One of the significant issues is the pay rate for a woman's first job.
June 17, 2016, PRNewswire-USNewswire conducted a poll finding near-universal support for amending the United States Constitution with a proposed amendment that would expressly prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex. The amendment was supported by:
90% of men and 96% of women
97% of Democrats, 90% of Republicans, and 92% of Independents.
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3/25/2020 12:19:06 pm
Nevertheless, she persisted.
3/25/2020 12:24:23 pm
It is despicable that in 2020 we are still dealing with establishing equal rights for women. We can't give up fighting for this right.
3/25/2020 12:41:06 pm
This is great Elizabeth! I love the you are not going to let him push the ERA under the rug.
3/25/2020 03:40:28 pm
Jeff Jacoby is an outlier, if not an actual liar. I think one of the problem's facing this country is that its perspective is generally articulated by, and restricted to, middle-class people, who have absolutely no idea what it means to live a working-class life. To affirm, as the judge, does, that men and women already have equality under the law is plainly a skewed view. To suggest that we don't need the ERA at all is plain ignorance of the reality of half of Americans lives.
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