Well, and, ya know. . .
Unisex toilets - geez louise, that's something to be *frightened of*?!?!
I don't know why we segregate them in the first place - unless so that men can have the convenience of urinating without being concerned that women will see. . . . Someone did once assure me that gender segregated toilets protect women from rape, because a man cannot follow a woman into a public bathroom to assault her. As IF someone willing to break boundaries so much as to rape someone would be stopped at the restroom door by their conscience saying, "Oh, but I can't go into the ladies' room, that's not allowed." Come ON.
I was wondering what Schlafly's argument meant that women would be 50% financially responsible in marriages. . .ok, so it was a warning that women would have to work? Sorry but that's an economic issue, not an equal rights issue (unless you are talking about access to career opportunities). And the growing gap between high income/high wealth families and lower income families has now become astronomical, in the last couple of decades. It's a completely separate issue that corporate greed has fed into that growing gap, and obligates everyone except the priveleged to struggle just to make ends meet.
Did anyone in the mainstream take Schlafly seriously then? Or did the ERA fail for other reasons? Sincerely asking, as I'm not old enough to have any memory of it.