Mrs. America – Episode 8 “Houston”

While Mrs. America gives its viewers plenty of fiercely feminist characters to fall in love with, my favorite character on the show is Alice Macray. She may be fictional, a conglomeration of several Phyllis Schlafly’s followers, but to me she’s the person on the show who most clearly demonstrates human capacity for change and growth. This week’s Read more …

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21.May.2020


Mrs. America – Episode 7 “Bella”

I remember seeing this image in newspapers. “YOU’RE A TRAITOR TO YOU SEX FOR WAGING WAR AGAINST WOMEN” the pie slinger yelled. I was 14. Episode 7 opens with Phyllis Schlafly speaking at a luncheon. You can see her daughter and friend are uncomfortable with what Phyllis is preaching. In the show, the attendees resume Read more …

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15.May.2020


Mrs. America Episode 6 – An Unlikely Republican Feminist Hero

The popular Hulu series Mrs. America is reinvigorating discussions on the women’s movement of the 1970s, the battle for the Equal Rights Amendment, and the political legacy we continue to grapple with to this day. Like everyone watching this series, NOW staff and interns have strong opinions on the content and are sharing them through Read more …

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07.May.2020


Mrs. America Tackles Marriage and Gender Roles in Episode 5

The year is 1974. Thirty-three states of the 38 required have ratified the Equal Rights Amendment. Traditional gender roles are still running rampant. In episode 5 of Mrs. America, we explore what it means to be in a marriage and how eerily similar it feels to be a woman in a traditional one or a “non-traditional” one through Read more …

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30.Apr.2020


Fourth Look: Mrs. America Episode 4- Betty

The popular Hulu series Mrs. America is reinvigorating discussions on the women’s movement of the 1970’s, the battle for the Equal Rights Amendment, and the political legacy we continue to grapple with to this day. Like everyone watching this series, NOW staff and interns have strong opinions on the content and are sharing them through a series of blog posts on NOW’s website. The fourth Read more …

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23.Apr.2020


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