It Is 2020 and the U.S. is Still Fighting Over the Equal Rights Amendment…

“Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.”

-section 1 of the equal rights amendment

Since 1972 people have been fighting to validate the Equal Rights Amendment so that it can become law in our country. Unfortunately, it took until 2020 for those advocates to get the requisite 38 states they needed to ratify the amendment. Forty-eight years! Forty-eight years for 38 states to simply say that as a woman, I am entitled to the same protections under the law as men. And, now that we have the requisite number of states guess what? The Equal Rights Amendment is still not law because 1982 was the deadline set to have the amendment ratified, and that deadline was never extended. Not to mention, a few of the states that were on board with the equal rights amendment earlier, have changed their mind and apparently wish to withdraw their support for women’s equality. What a “$h#t Show”, to say the least. I’ve digressed.

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Published by Tonza D. Ruffin

Perfectly Imperfect but VERY PROUD WOMAN, MOM, LAWYER, and AUTHOR, but most importantly...LIFE LOVER! I laugh loud, I work hard, I play hard, I am adventurous, I am curious, I am driven, I have moments of deep insecurity, I am loving, I am vulnerable, I am explosive (not one of my finer qualities), I dance around my house alone, I am an awful perfectionist which makes my insecurity worse, I sing out loud in my car without any concern for whose watching, I have trust issues, I do not live through my children, I no longer try to force my children into the mold that I created so that I could feel validated as a mother, I am a risk-taker, I am guarded in my personal life, I am kind, I am grateful. I am so excited about the rest of my life!

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