Schlafly footage on CNN

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.

STLtoday – Hundreds turn back on Schlafly at ceremony

The masses speak at Washington University St. Louis!! Hundreds of students and faculty turned their backs as Phyllis Schlafly who does not believe in marital rape, is a proclaimed anti-feminist and a firm leader of the conservative movement, received an Honorary Doctorate. Despite extensive protesting, WU faculty went ahead with the plan to honor Schlafly and six other candidates. I haven’t heard any info on whether the students degrees were threatened for their brave show of activism, but I’ll let you know if I hear anything. From what I’ve deduced, Schlafly has built a career out of arguing against the rights of women…..honoring her at commencement is a pretty fucked up parting gift for a female graduate, no?

My favorite part: school chancellor Mark Wrighton apologized for the anguish caused to the school’s community in choosing Schlafly as a doctoral candidate, and reiterated that the school does not in any way endorse her opinions….you know, they’re just kind of honoring her life’s work…. pretty lame.

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