How and Why Was Feminist Legal Strategy Transformed, 1960-1973?

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Jo Freeman, "How ‘Sex’ Got into Title VII: Persistent Opportunism as a Maker of Public Policy"

Freeman's article is the most detailed scholarly exploration to date of the congressional debate on the day the word "sex" was added to the Title VII amendment to the Civil Rights Act. It provides the historical context of the debate over the ERA among U.S. feminists and explains how a new political alliance between civil rights activists and ERA supporters successfully created a major change in U.S. political and legal culture.
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