Do our leaders reflect the diversity of our people? Insights and analysis on gender and representation in federal positions.

Seven prominent scholars reflect on the suffrage movement’s unsung heroes, complexities, shortcomings, and enduring impact on American politics.

Equal Rights Amendment protest: three women outdoors in a city plaza holding a sign that reads "Equal rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of sex."

Intersections of race and class position people differently in the power-based hierarchy of sex and gender. For the ERA to achieve true equality for women of all races and classes, its implementation must address health disparities and the wage gap.

Equal Rights Amendment protest: three women outdoors in a city plaza holding a sign that reads "Equal rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of sex."

Constitutional questions persist after Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the ERA early in 2020. Can five states legally rescind their earlier ratifications? Does the seven-year ratification deadline set by Congress in 1978 still apply?

Equal Rights Amendment protest: three women outdoors in a city plaza holding a sign that reads "Equal rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of sex."

The way the Supreme Court interprets race equality as “colorblindness” should deeply concern ERA supporters, who hope the amendment would promote sex equality. In practice, the ERA would be worse than current law by restricting the government’s ability to address existing inequality.

Equal Rights Amendment protest: three women outdoors in a city plaza holding a sign that reads "Equal rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of sex."

As we approach the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States, it’s time to secure constitutional underpinnings to protect Americans from sexual violence, pay inequity, pregnancy discrimination, and gender discrimination by passing the Equal Rights Amendment.

The myth of the strong Black woman perpetuates inequality. To support Black women through this pandemic, we must address the underlying conditions of oppression.