Wednesday marks the 95th anniversary of women’s right to vote in the U.S. But let’s not forget that the U.S. Constitution does not guarantee equal rights for women. This video examines why the Equal Rights Amendment, despite having been written in 1923, still hasn’t passed.

As Bustle notes, “in case you, like many in America, thought that the ERA was already a part of our constitution, I’ve got bad news for you. The simple addendum, which prohibits sexual discrimination for either gender, may have been passed by Congress in 1972, but it failed to be ratified by 35 of the 38 necessary states within 10 years. It was never added, and despite being introduced in every Congressional session since, it still hasn’t been fully ratified.” According to the Equal Rights Coalition, 96 percent of Americans think the Equal Rights Amendment has passed.

–Posted by Roisin Davis

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