I love that Carolyn Maloney and Robert Menendez are reintroducing the Equal Rights Amendment in response to the Supreme Court’s decision in the Wal-Mart case.
I have no idea if ERA could get ratified as a constitutional amendment today, but isn’t it worth a shot? Who today thinks women are not capable of everything men can do and should be treated equally? Obviously, for the Supreme Court this idea isn’t as important as ensuring the corporations can do whatever they want to working people without penalty, but in principle anyway, ERA seems noncontroversial in 2011.
Of course, I’m sure I’m far too optimistic.