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Unformatted text preview: Freeman First Wave Feminism Radical wing of the suffrage movement o National womens party o Alice Paul o Used civil disobedience, colorful demonstrations and incessant lobbying to get the Nineteenth Amendment out of Congress o Following suffrage challenged legal discrimination against women The Equal Rights Amendment o Sect. 1 Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex o Sect. 2 The congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article o Sect. 3 This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification Why do women disagree on the ERA o Women in or associated with women working in industry, particularly unionized industries, opposed the ERA because they supported protective labor legislation o Business and professional women supported the ERA and saw protective labor legislation as a barrier to their effectively competing against men their professions Opponents of the ERA, Democratic women Supporters of the ERA, Republican women o More compatible with Republican opposition to labor regulation The 1940 Democratic position on equality We are ok with the ERA as long as without impairing the social legislation which protects true equality by safeguarding the ehlath, safety and economic welfare of women workers. When Eleanor Roosevelt told the platform committee that the ERA would be a grave mistake it accepted the alternative proposal.mistake it accepted the alternative proposal....
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