Mrs America

July 2020

Series 1: 9. Reagan

3.0 23 x
Congress grants a three-year extension on the deadline for ratification of the ERA. Phyllis presides over a political fundraiser, and Bella is fired by President Carter.

Series 1: 7. Bella

4.0 11 x
In 1977, 35 states have ratified the Equal Rights Amendment. Bella Abzug is appointed to head the revived Women's Commission and has to organise the first ever National Women's Convention in Houston.

Series 1: 8. Houston

3.0 9 x
Exhausted from a long drive from Illinois, Alice and Pamela arrive in Houston for the National Women’s Conference to find their hotel has massively overbooked and they are lucky to find a shared room.

Series 1: 5. Phyllis & Fred & Brenda & Marc

3.0 10 x
1974. With 33 of the necessary 38 states of the Union ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment, Phyllis Schlafly’s campaign has polarised opinion in the critical state of Illinois.

Series 1: 6. Jill

3.0 31 x
In February 1975, Jill Ruckelshaus is appointed chairwoman of a national commission to honour women and urge ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. But she has to contend with Phyllis Schlafly.

Series 1: 3. Shirley

4.0 15 x
As Phyllis’s campaign to stop the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment gathers support and momentum, its proponents prepare for the Democratic presidential campaign of 1972.

Series 1: 4. Betty

4.0 14 x
The Supreme Court makes an historic judgement legalising abortion in the United States, and the Women's Caucus agrees not to confront Phyllis Schlafly's Stop the ERA campaign head on.

Series 1: 1. Phyllis

4.0 23 x
Phyllis is made aware of the potential drafting of young women to fight in Vietnam.

Series 1: 2. Gloria

3.0 14 x
Gloria Steinem launches the feminist magazine MS in New York.