Equal Rights Amendment Needed Leather Cuff
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- Handmade in Huntington Beach, California, U.S.A.
- 8 X 1 1/2 inches
- One size fits most
Astonishingly, the fight for equal rights continues. Share your support for the Equal Rights Amendment with this cool handcrafted cuff, made especially for the National Archives Store. Constructed from recycled leather and hand-stamped antique silver plated flatware, it is unique, with charming imperfections adding to its appeal. Fastened with a single, sturdy snap, it stays secure.
Liberty and justice for all is a defining tenet of the United States. The proclamation in the Declaration of Independence of a self-evident truth that all men are created equal reminds us that the struggle to define and protect every American's liberties has been ongoing and very complicated.
True equality is elusive for half of the population because of the omission of one simple amendment to the Constitution that ensures that the equality of women is explicit. Proposed in 1923, the Equal Rights Amendment, which would guarantee equal rights for women, remains unratified. Women’s freedom to vote was won in 1919 after a hard-fought battle. Almost 100 years on, women still persist in the fight for equality, while society’s views have shifted and traditional gender roles have evolved and dissolved.