Women's Rights in America 1923-2022: the History of the ERA (In-Person)

Einav Rabinovitch-Fox
Visiting Instructor, History, CWRU
Landmark Centre Building
Thursdays, September 8 - October 6
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. ET

2023 will mark a hundred years since the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was first introduced to Congress. Seeking to create equality between the sexes, the continuous fight to ratify the amendment has been at the heart of feminist politics over the last century, and continues today as debates over reproductive rights and LGBTQ equality once again take center stage. This course will explore the history and legacies of this struggle from gaining the right to vote to the present, examining the multifaceted issues that define “Women’s Rights” in the United States. The course will analyze how the fight over the ERA shaped feminism throughout the twentieth century, as well as the resistance and backlash to women’s ongoing efforts to gain social and political equality. The course will pay attention to the intersections of class, race, gender, and sexuality, and how they impacted women’s achievements and challenges, looking at actors, movements, and organizations.

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