WRITING AND MEDIA

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WHO HAS BEEN LEFT OUT OF THE HISTORY OF THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT BATTLE? MEN.

July 2021

My latest opinion piece in the Washington Post looks at the influential ways men have contributed to the conflict over the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). I argue that we can gain a better understanding of the ERA's trajectory, if we reinsert men back into the ERA's historical narrative. Read More

THE 1940S FIGHT AGAINST THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT WAS BIPARTISAN AND CROSSED IDEOLOGICAL LINES

May 2021

My opinion piece in History News Network looks at how conservative and liberal ERA opponents worked together in the late 1940s to stop the ERA. Read More

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2021 COULD FINALLY BE THE MOMENT FOR THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT

March 2021

In my opinion piece for the Washington Post, I explore the early history of the ERA and what it can tell us about the ERA's current momentum. As I argue, the dramatic increase in support for the ERA in the 1930s and 1940s suggests that the current social upheaval created by the pandemic may have produced an opportunity for ERA supporters to finally push the ERA forward. Read more. 

"FOCUS ON: THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT," PODCAST INTERVIEW FOR FOCUS FEATURES FILMS.

January 7, 2019

This podcast, which was produced by the Peabody and Emmy Award-winning journalist, Jane Marie, looks at the history of the Equal Rights Amendment to celebrate the release of On the Basis of Sexa Focus Features' film. In this interview, I discuss the often overlooked history of the ERA during the 1930s through the 1950s. Listen here

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"AMERICA HAS NEVER NOT HAD A CHILD CARE PROBLEM"

February 9, 2017

In this article for New America, I look at the history of child care in the United states. I argue that women have always worked in ways that have extended beyond their conventional roles as mothers. Moreover, I contend that the lack of a functioning and affordable child care system in America has perpetuated the inequitable sexual division of labor and has forced many families to rely on scattered and sometimes risky child care options. Read More. 

"THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT AND THE RISE OF EMANCIPATIONISM, 1932-1946"

November 2017

For this article in the peer-reviewed journal Frontiers, I unravel the dramatic increase in support for the Equal Rights Amendment that began during the Great Depression and accelerated during World War II. Read More

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