‘The Seventies’: Feminism makes waves

Original Article:
Published in CNN by Ryan Bergeron on July 22, 2015

Ryan Bergeron writes for CNN: “The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), which states that “equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex,” was originally introduced to Congress in 1923 — three years after women gained the right to vote — but never reached the House or Senate floor.

The National Organization for Women, which was founded in 1966 and advocated for a “fully equal partnership of the sexes,” soon endorsed the ERA and made passing it into the U.S. Constitution a top priority. (The amendment had been unsuccessfully presented to every session of Congress between 1923 and 1970.)”