I read up a little more on Schafly this weekend at a B&N. In addition to her ERA opposition, she was vehemently against government funded/discounted child care centers for families because it was the woman’s place to remain inside the home (Unless you were a welfare Mom, in which case you better get a job!!!) She also campaigned for some sort of stay at home Mommy tax break, in which women who remained at home, earned less than $500 a year, and took their husbands last names would receive a little kick back from the government. Ironically, she was a mother to six children, a lawyer and editor of her own monthly political magazine, political activist, and lecturer at anti-liberal rallies, and was able to “have it all” as we feminists like to say, only because her husband John Schlafly Jr, also an attorney, worked side by side with her.
I leave you with a few choice quotes:
Non-criminal sexual harassment on the job is not a problem for the virtuous woman except in the rarest of cases. United States Senate (1981). Sex Discrimination in the Workplace, 1981: Hearings Before the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, 400, GPO.
The atomic bomb is a marvelous gift that was given to our country by a wise God. Topics; Invocations; The Godly Nuke”, The New York Times, 1982-07-09.
ERA means abortion funding, means homosexual privileges, means whatever else. A new version of the ERA”, CNN.com, 1999-08-25.
And the first commandment of feminism is: I am woman; thou shalt not tolerate strange gods who assert that women have capabilities or often choose roles that are different from men’s… Men should stop treating feminists like ladies, and instead treat them like the men they say they want to be.Feminists On The Warpath Get Their Man. Phyllis Schlafly Columns, 2005-02-16.
By getting married, the woman has consented to sex, and I don’t think you can call it rape. Sun Journal, 2007-03-29.
Sex education classes are like in-home sales parties for abortions (Unsourced, but that one’s a beauty.