Back When the ERA Was a Thing

Christopher Taylor: Schlafly was the voice of conservatism for women in the 70s... loud and strong against... the Equal Rights Amendment...

Back when the ERA was a thing, I was for it, and still am on the face of the wording, although I think it's unnecessary and of course would be abused now.

That was when I first heard of Schlafly (unaware she was the author of A Choice, Not an Echo, of which I had heard), and I thought she was nutty, saying that the ERA would lead to "unisex bathrooms" & such.

And she was wrong, obviously.... They didn't need the ERA to start arguing for boys in the girls' room.

My respect for her grew in later years... right up until she endorsed Trump.