The Equal Rights Amendment: A Constitutional Basis for Equal Rights for Women (with B. Brown, G. Falk and A. Freedman), 80 YALE L.J. 871 (1971)
In the present legal structure, some laws exclude women from legal
rights, opportunities, or responsibilities. Some are framed as legislation
conferring special benefits, or protection, on women. Others create or
perpetuate a separate legal status without indicating on their face
whether the position of women ranks below, or above, the position
of men. Many of the efforts to create a separate legal status for women
stem from a good faith attempt to advance the interests of women.
Nevertheless, the preponderant effect has been to buttress the social
and economic subordination of women.
Date of Authorship for this Version
Emerson, Thomas I.; Brown, Barbara A.; Falk, Gail; and Freedman, Ann E., "The Equal Rights Amendment: A Constitutional Basis for Equal Rights for Women" (1971). Faculty Scholarship Series. 2799.