Well, yes, that about sums it up.
The other day, Arianna Huffington spoke at a luncheon here in Chicago and said, when it comes to giving women equal rights, there is no 'other side.' We believe women should be paid fairly for the labor we provide, or we believe women should be shafted in perpetuity because we have lady parts.
One of my favorite characters on my favorite show once said that she didn't support the ERA because she always thought that the Constitution guaranteed her equal rights, and how offensive to think she needed special legislation. That sure sounds all well and good, but as plenty of documentation shows, current and past interpretations of ye olde document sure as hell aren't doing a very good job of protecting our equal rights, so maybe we best just tie up that loose end, eh?