The United States should sign on in support of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, writes Pace Law School professor Darren Rosenblum. "Apart from the issue of gender equality, U.S. ratification of CEDAW is essential to U.S. political power. Although CEDAW is but one treaty, it is increasingly shameful for the United States to stand in the community of nations without having ratified it. ... The United States would gain a strategic legitimacy and benefit from ratifying CEDAW," he writes.