Though the Fourteenth Amendment' provides women with partial legal armament (a dull sword, a small shield), equal protection requires something twice as powerful in the form of a Twenty-Eighth Amendment that would expressly vest women with equal rights under the law. The Fourteenth Amendment has completed only half of the job.
Ann Bartow, An Equal Rights Amendment to Make Women Human,78 Tenn. L. Rev. 839 (2011), http://digitalcommons.pace.edu/lawfaculty/804/.
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