The BEST Episodes of Mrs. America

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 11, 2020

Network: Hulu

Mrs. America tells the true story of the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), and the unexpected backlash led by a conservative woman named Phyllis Schlafly. Through the eyes of the women of that era - both Schlafly and second wave feminists Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, Bella Abzug and Jill Ruckelshaus - the series explores how one of the toughest battlegrounds in the culture wars of the 70s helped give rise to the Moral Majority and forever shifted our political landscape.

Houston

#1 - Houston

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired May 20, 2020

Alice, Rosemary and Pamela cross into enemy territory at the National Women's Conference in Houston, where they come face-to-face with Feminist leaders.

star 8.37
134 votes
Directors: Janicza Bravo
Writers: Dahvi Waller
Reagan

#2 - Reagan

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired May 27, 2020

Gloria, Bella and Jill put pressure on the White House to act on their proposals from the National Women's Conference. Phyllis prepares to leverage her political victories as the 1980 presidential election draws near.

star 8.17
125 votes
Writers: Dahvi Waller, Joshua Allen Griffith
Phyllis & Fred & Brenda & Marc

#3 - Phyllis & Fred & Brenda & Marc

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 29, 2020

Phyllis and Fred Schlafly debate superstar Feminist couple Brenda and Marc Feigan-Fasteau on television.

star 7.94
134 votes
Writers: Micah Schraft
Betty

#4 - Betty

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 22, 2020

As Stop ERA grows and gains media attention, Betty Friedan, the mother of the Feminist movement, makes it her mission to take down Phyllis.

star 7.78
143 votes
Directors: Amma Asante
Writers: Boo Killebrew
Shirley

#5 - Shirley

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 15, 2020

Shirley Chisholm makes a historic run for president, while Gloria struggles to play politics at the DNC. Phyllis takes her new anti-ERA organization national.

star 7.72
158 votes
Directors: Amma Asante
Writers: Tanya Barfield
Bella

#6 - Bella

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 13, 2020

Bella is put in charge of the first ever government-funded National Women's Conference. Phyllis and her women clash over how to best disrupt the conference.

star 7.66
116 votes
Writers: Micah Schraft
Phyllis

#7 - Phyllis

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 15, 2020

Conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly considers another run for Congress, amid the women's movement's push for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment.

star 7.64
238 votes
Writers: Dahvi Waller
Gloria

#8 - Gloria

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 15, 2020

While Phyllis mobilizes grassroots support in her fight against the ERA, Gloria Steinem fends off Bella Abzug's attempts to drag her further into the political game.

star 7.63
187 votes
Writers: Dahvi Waller
Jill

#9 - Jill

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 6, 2020

With a pro-ERA Republican in the White House, Phyllis protests her own party, which puts her in conflict with Republican Feminist leader, Jill Ruckelshaus.

star 7.59
134 votes
Writers: Sharon Hoffman