Jul 31, 2020
Feminist attorney Brenda Feigen, whose story is woven into the Hulu miniseries Mrs. America, joins Legal Speak co-host Vanessa Blum for a conversation about the campaign to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s. If you've watched the show, you'll remember Feigen, portrayed by actress Ari Graynor, from Episode 5, which focuses on a televised debate between Feigen and ERA opponent Phyllis Schafly. In this interview, Feigen shares her take on what the show gets right—and wrong—about the political moment, key leaders of the feminist movement, and her personal confrontations with Schlafly. Feigen's memoir 'Not One of the Boys: Living Life as a Feminist' has been released as an ebook.