‘Mrs. America’ Exec Producer on How the Equal Rights Amendment Helped Shape the Series’ Narrative (Guest Column)

Published on Apr 09, 2020

‘Mrs. America’ Exec Producer on How the Equal Rights Amendment Helped Shape the Series’ Narrative (Guest Column)

Like so many other women, I have uttered the phrase, “I’m not a feminist, but …” When I was younger, the word had been politicized to mean so many other things — man-hater, ballbuster, b—h. A friend of mine cured me of my ignorance, and by the ’90s I was a proud feminist reading Susan Faludi’s “Backlash” and listening to riot grrrl bands. I was vaguely aware of Phyllis Schlafly, but when I saw a segment about her in a PBS documentary, during the summer before the 2016 election, I began to think about telling the story of the fight over the Equal Rights Amendment.

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Author: Stacey Sher