The misnamed Equal Rights Amendment is not what you think it is. American women and men are already legally equal. The 1970s-era ERA goes far beyond legal equality, requiring legal sameness.

But “equal” doesn’t mean “same.” Treating males and females exactly the same—regardless of biology, privacy, or circumstances—hurts women and girls.

The ERA will backfire on women and girls.

Read the IWF Policy Focus for more information about the harmful Equal Rights Amendment.

Policy Focus: Equal Rights