The Influence of Traditional Family Model on the Equal Rights Amendment

Chunling GENG


The Equal Rights Amendment, which aims to eliminate sex discrimination under the law, has not been written into the Constitution of United States though it has been in existence for nearly 100 years and the American women have been fighting for its legality. That means the basic principle of equality between the two sexes has not been acknowledged constitutionally in America, which always claims having achieved democracy. The paper tries to analyze the basic cause of the unratification of the Equal Rights Amendment from the aspect of traditional American family mode.


Traditional family mode; Influence; Cross out; The equal rights amendment

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