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Fraud of the Equal Rights Amendment Speech | Study Guide

Phyllis Schlafly

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Overview

Author

Phyllis Schlafly

Year Delivered

1972

Type

Primary Source

Genre

Speech

At a Glance

  • The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was a proposed constitutional amendment. Supporters wanted to end sex-based discrimination by guaranteeing women equal rights and protections under the law.
  • Congress first proposed the ERA in 1923 but did not approve it until 1972.
  • By 1973, 30 of the required 38 states had ratified the amendment. The ERA appeared to be on its way to being added to the Constitution.
  • The ERA's ratification process was halted by a grassroots campaign led by conservative writer and political organizer Phyllis Schlafly (1924–2016).
  • Schlafly first published Fraud of the Equal Rights Amendment as part of a newsletter article. She went on to give speeches around the country, using the language and ideas in the article.
  • Schlafly argued that the ERA would cause American women to lose the special privileges and rights they enjoyed.
  • Through her STOP ERA campaign, Schlafly became a voice for the growing conservative backlash against the social changes of the 1960s and 1970s.
  • Schlafly's arguments remain relevant in debate between conservatives and progressives in American politics.

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