THE HUMAN CAMPAIGN will reignite the discussion of sex equality in America.
We the People: The 1787 notion of “we the people”... left out the majority of the adult population: slaves, debtors, paupers, Indians and women.” - RBG 1988
...male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such state.
The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
The Equal Rights Amendment overwhelmingly passes both houses of Congress.
Women can open a bank account without a male cosigner.
Court rules that the exclusion of women from juries is impermissible.
Abuse of one’s spouse becomes a crime.
Congress’s self-imposed deadline for the Equal Rights Amendment Ratification passes, falling 3 states short of ratification.
Women gain the right to serve in combat positions in the US Military.
Nevada ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment.
Illinois ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment .
Since our country’s founding
There are still Court Districts in America that have never had a female judge.
Only 4 women have served on the U.S. supreme court.
Only 2.5% of our country’s Representatives have been women. Women of color’s representation is not statistically viable.
Under the law.
We are not equal.
(Sociology) The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was proposed to be the 20th amendment to the US Constitution. It was written to guarantee equal rights for both women and men.
In 1982, it was the closest amendment to ratification. It passed both houses of Congress and passed
As the country debated whether men and women should be subject to the draft, the ratification deadline passed.
35 of 38 needed.
It is legal for courts, employers, and businesses to show a gender bias.
The U.S. does not guarantee that all citizens have equal civil, human, and diplomatic rights from all types of discrimination.
There is no strong legal defense that guarantees the continued rights of women.
Courts do not have a clear standard for settling on cases of gender discrimination or clarity on what sex inequity is and how it should be addressed.
men and women do not have equal rights.
The U.S. is the only G7 country without equal rights for sexes explicitly spelled out in our Constitution.
165 of 197 Constitutions written worldwide guarantee women and men equality.
How does the US compare?
We do not.