On this episode of the The Federalist Radio Hour, Senior Policy Analyst at the Independent Women’s Forum Inez Feltscher Stepman joined Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky in discussion on feminism and the Left’s recent attempts to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).
Stepman compared feminist controversies in different decades with recent rebukes from women concerning the themes of Lana Del Rey’s music and the Hulu series “Mrs. America” portrayal of Phyllis Schlafly and the ERA. Both reflect the truth, Stepman argues, that many women feel devalued because of the feminist Left’s cultural takeover and radical suppression of differences between genders.
“Men and women are different in important ways — not just in totally superficial ways, in important ways. And those differences do manifest them in different choices and different values and different ways that men and women want to live their lives,” Stepman said. “And so the courts and our law have to be able to recognize the difference between men and women.”
The feminist Left’s push for the ERA could danger women, Feltscher said, if the term equality comes to mean uniformity.