As a man living in the 21st Century, I can see no reason for the ERA at all. As I look out on our country today, I see women working in jobs and holding positions that even a scant 40 years ago, were unheard of. CEOs and EEOs of Major corporations. Skilled Trades workers, Business owners and other positions once held only by men. But for the fact women don't have a "penis," they are, for all intents and purpose, equal to men. The "glass ceiling" has been shattered and women enjoy the freedoms that come with higher stature in the home and work place. Women are actually becoming the "family" bread winners in many homes. They have been granted time off to have children and their jobs held for them until they return. I can't see what more these "feminists" want. Unless of course they want the right to walk around without a tee shirt or "top" at the beach. In which case, most men would have no objection to that.