Back to the Future: The ERA

Speaker Nancy Pelosi, center, joins from left, Rep. Veronica Escobar, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, Rep. Jackie Speier, Rep. Brenda Lawrence and Rep. Lois Frankel during an event to mark the passage of a resolution extending the deadline for the Equal Rights Amendment last week. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, center, joins from left, Rep. Veronica Escobar, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, Rep. Jackie Speier, Rep. Brenda Lawrence and Rep. Lois Frankel during an event to mark the passage of a resolution extending the deadline for the Equal Rights Amendment last week. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Posted March 25, 2021 at 8:00am

The Equal Rights Amendment known as ERA — yes that ERA — is back.

The House passed a bill last week that would extend the deadline to ratify the amendment to the Constitution prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex.

But is this five-decade-old amendment up to this moment? A moment that includes #MeToo, rising hate crimes against women of color and a pandemic that has battered women more than men? We turn to professor Julie Suk, who published “We the Women: The Unstoppable Mothers of the Equal Rights Amendment,” to discuss.

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