The Great Influence of “Stop ERA” and Its Tactics on the Un-Ratification of the ERA

Chunling GENG


The Equal Rights Amendment, which aims to eliminate sex discrimination under the law, has been arousing world people’s interest ever since it was first proposed. And since its abortion in 1982, people have been paying attention to its un-ratification. There are many reasons responsible for the un-ratification of the ERA -- the traditional values towards women, the amending process of U.S. Constitution, the conflict from within the women camp and the failure of women’s tactics. This paper mainly analyzes the reason from the aspect of the emergence of ‘stop ERA’ and its effective tactics, which can help readers have a better understanding of the unratifi cation of ERA.

Key words: ERA; Unratifi cation; Reason; Tactics


ERA; Unratifi cation; Reason; Tactics


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