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The United States Since 1877 Senate Hearings: Equal Rights Amendment Phyllis Schlafly Phyllis Schlafly is an influential women who was feared, scrutinized, and publicly criticized by men and women alike throughout the 1970’s and 80’s; despite the countless personal attacks made upon her and her organization STOP ERA (Stop Taking Our Privileges), she managed to virtually spearhead a successful campaign against the proposed 27 th amendment, a notably concise Equal Rights attempt at instituting “equality of rights under the law” that “shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.” Schlafly dubbed the Equal Rights Amendment the “Men’s Liberation Amendment”, arguing that it promised to share hitherto women’s privileges with men without extending any actual benefits to women. Through her accessible Eagle Forum she distributed an antifeminist newsletter called The Phyllis Schlafly Report that explained the effects of ERA on federal laws. Particularly central to her argument was her case against the draft, in which she pointed out that the idea of “total equality” meant
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