Reactions to Hulu Series Mrs. America
You may have heard about an upcoming Hulu miniseries called “Mrs. America,” which focuses on the 1970s effort to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment by focusing on some of the women who were deeply involved in the campaign, both for and against. Some initial press reports and other conversations online have focused on the purported portrayal of Phyllis Schlafly, and whether groups like NOW should speak out against the series.
As we have not seen this fictional representation—the first episode airs on April 15—we will not be commenting on what we cannot confirm for ourselves. But we do look forward to episodes that spotlight historic allies such as Bella Abzug, Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan and Shirley Chisholm. And we do intend to use the opportunity the miniseries presents to elevate the national conversation on why the ERA is needed more than ever, and why Congress should recognize that now that Virginia has become the 38th and final state needed for final adoption, gender equality must finally be part of the Constitution.