The Sexes: End of an ERA?

The language seemed innocuous enough: "Equality of rights under law shall not be denied or abridged on account of sex." But in recent months, ad hoc groups of traditionalist women sprang up in New York and New Jersey to denounce the proposed state equal rights amendments as antimarriage, anti-family and likely to lead to unisex toilets. Pamphlets emblazoned with the inevitable picture of the gaping shark from Jaws warned that equal rights for women could mean the "ruination of America," and lead to homosexual marriages, loss of widows' benefits and the mass drafting...

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