Mrs. America Episode 7 “Bella” Review

In 1977, on behalf of President Jimmy Carter, Bella Abzug led the National Women’s Conference. Phyllis Schlafly, with the support of the Eagle Forum, does everything she can to take over the conference. Spoilers: Bella Abzug, played by Margo Martindale (FX’s The Americans), is appointed by Jimmy Carter as leader of the National Women’s Conference. […]

Mrs. America Episode Six “Jill” Review

In 1975, Jill Ruckelshaus, a Republican Feminist activist (Elizabeth Banks), and Phyllis Schlafly fight for the ideological soul of their party.  Spoilers: Mrs. America Episode Six “Jill” focuses on Gerald Ford’s White House Advisor, Jill Ruckelshaus. She fights to keep Republican support of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) as the new chairwoman for a national […]

Mrs. America Episode 5 ” Phyllis & Fred & Brenda & Marc” Review

Phyllis and Fred Schlafly debate feminist married couple Brenda Feigen & Marc Fasteau on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Spoilers: The main focus of Mrs. America Episode Five “Phyllis & Fred & Brenda & Marc” is the relationship between the two married couples in 1974. Brenda Feigen calls for Phyllis Schlafly to debate her on-air […]

Mrs. America Episode 4 ” Betty” Review

Betty Friedan debates Phyllis Schlafly at Illinois State University about the ERA (Equal Rights Amendment). Spoilers: Mrs. America Episode 4, “Betty,” directed by Amma Asante, deals with how marginalized groups were treated in the feminist movement. As the title indicates, this episode focuses on Betty Friedan, who wrote the famous book The Feminine Mystique in […]

Mrs. America Episodes 1-3 Review

Mrs. America which is set during the early 1970s delves into the feminist struggle to establish the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and the opposition from the Conservative Women’s movement. The first three episodes of the miniseries Mrs. America focus on Feminist icon Gloria Steinem (Rose Byrne), anti-ERA conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly (Cate Blanchett), and first […]