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Conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly leads an unexpected fight against the Equal Rights Amendment movement during the 1970s.

Mrs. America: Reagan  Season 1, Episode 9

In 1979, the original deadline for the ERA arrives. Phyllis celebrates by "danc[ing] on its grave" even though the feminists secured an extension to 1982. Yet more time isn't sufficient to grant the ERA's success. Carter abandons the Women's Commission and his successor doesn't have a place for feminists in his platform: Make America Great Again. [more inside]
posted by Monochrome on May 27, 2020 at 6:35 PM - 4 comments

Mrs. America: Houston  Season 1, Episode 8

All the women converge on Houston for the National Women’s Conference. Alice, who prodded Phyllis to stop the ERA in episode 1, is fueled by optimism as she drives herself and Pamela across the country. But nothing goes according to plan and, after her trip, Alice reconsiders her original goals. [more inside]
posted by Monochrome on May 22, 2020 at 5:28 PM - 5 comments

Mrs. America: Bella  Season 1, Episode 7

Bella Abzug wasn't able to make the jump from the House of Representatives to the Senate. But her political career isn't over. She heads the National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year, putting her in charge of the 1977 National Women's Conference. As different groups of women champion their causes to be debated at Houston, Phyllis Schlafly launches a trolling campaign to disrupt the feminists. [more inside]
posted by Monochrome on May 17, 2020 at 11:13 AM - 3 comments

Mrs. America: Jill  Season 1, Episode 6

Jill Ruckelshaus advances women's causes in the Ford administration. Her experience with the boys' club of politics helps her achieve goals, but it's often at a cost. She has a tête-à-tête with Phyllis, who drafts thousands more Christian women to the anti-liberation group. [more inside]
posted by Monochrome on May 13, 2020 at 3:22 PM - 1 comment

Mrs. America: Phyllis & Fred & Brenda & Marc  Season 1, Episode 5

The National Women's Political Caucus challenges Phyllis to a TV debate. Phyllis' husband counters with a married couples' debate. Thus Phyllis & Fred & Brenda & Marc use their marriages to bolster the case for/against the ERA. Yet neither couple's marriage is as simple as seen on TV. [more inside]
posted by Monochrome on May 9, 2020 at 11:54 AM - 3 comments

Mrs. America: Betty  Season 1, Episode 4

Betty Friedan decides to debate Phyllis Schlafly at Illinois State University. Other members of the women’s movement look to Gloria for leadership, who tells Betty she’s going about this all wrong.
posted by Monochrome on Apr 24, 2020 at 3:00 PM - 4 comments

Mrs. America: Shirley  Season 1, Episode 3

Shirley Chisholm launches her historic Presidential bid. She faces opposition even from Democrats (who see her campaign as merely a symbolic gesture).
posted by Monochrome on Apr 21, 2020 at 10:45 AM - 2 comments

Mrs. America: Gloria  Season 1, Episode 2

Gloria Steinem launches Ms. Magazine. She deals with publishers, advertisers, and the press. She also continues to work with the political group. Of course, there are plenty of people who don't enjoy seeing Gloria in charge. Meanwhile, Phyllis gets organized.
posted by Monochrome on Apr 17, 2020 at 7:39 PM - 5 comments

Mrs. America: Phyllis  Season 1, Episode 1

Phyllis, the first episode of Mrs. America, introduces Mrs. Phyllis Schlafly (portrayed by Cate Blanchett). The docudrama chronicles the real-life political movement that Mrs. Schlafly spearheaded in the 1970s against women’s liberation and LGBT rights. [more inside]
posted by Monochrome on Apr 15, 2020 at 5:23 PM - 8 comments