Phyllis Schlafly, Missouri delegate and president of The Eagle Forum, photographed in her New York hotel room, during her visit to New York to attend the 2004 Republican National Convention. Bildnachweis: Alan Hagman
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"Feminism is about treating women as victims and about telling women that you can't succeed because society is unfair to you, and I think that's a very unfortunate idea to put in the minds of young women because I believe women can do whatever they want. Feminists don't honor successful women. You never hear them talking about Margaret Thatcher. Take Condoleezza Rice. She's a remarkable, successful woman. You don't hear the feminists talk about her or Carly Fiorina or Jeanne Kirkpatrick. They don't talk about them because they are just determined to preach this idea that women are unfairly treated in our society and they need legislation and government and taxpayers' money in order to get them a fair break."
The face of ERA opposition during the last big go-round was Phyllis Schlafly, the conservative activist who founded the Eagle Forum. Now 90, she says the ERA is "dumb and offensive" and that the new push for it is "a colossal waste of time." Schlafly, seen in this 1975 photo, once warned that the ERA would lead to same-sex marriage and women being drafted into combat. She also said it It would threaten families -- an argument she still makes.
Phyllis Schlafly Then, feminism hit a roadblock: Her name was Phyllis Schlafly. Schlafly, a staunch conservative, began speaking to the women who felt that the feminist movement was not for them -- women who enjoyed their roles as mothers and housewives. Schlafly, who was known to open her speeches by thanking her husband for letting her attend because "it irritates the women's libbers," rallied together the anti-ERA crowd. In Schlafly's eyes, the ERA would strip away any protections that wom
Phyllis Schlafly of Alton, Ill., in Chicago on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 1977, says that she won?t seek the U.S. Senate seat held by Charles H. Percy, also a Republican, in the March 21 primary. Mrs. Schlafly, allied with several conservative causes, conducted the press conference outdoors in Chicago's subfreezing weather. (AP Photo)
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Phyllis Schlafly at work in her Alton home office circa 1980.
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Conservative icon still going strong at 90
Born in 1924, Schlafly is an American constitutional lawyer, conservative activist, author, and founder of The Eagle Forum.
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Author Phyllis Schlafly went on to spearhead the campaign against the Equal Rights Amendment, shown in this 1977 photo. (Warren K. Lefler/Library of Congress)
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Activist Phyllis Schafly wearing a "Stop ERA" badge, demonstrating with other women against the Equal Rights Amendment in front of the White House, Washington, D.C.: photo by Warren K. Leffler, 4 February 1977
Phyllis Schlafly at CPAC Feb. 23, 1989. Click on picture to watch video.
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BOOK - "The Story the Soldiers Wouldn't Tell" - Doctor Lowry, a retired physician and historian, talked about his book, The Story the Soldiers Wouldn’t Tell: Sex in the Civil War, published by Stackpole Books. The book examines the sexual behavior of soldiers during the Civil War, looking at prostitution and the cause and treatment of venereal disease.
Investigative journalist Doug Fine looks at the financial benefits of legalizing cannabis, which he argues would add close to $100 billion to our economy. Hosted by Harborside Health Center in Oakland, California.
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Mr. Singh talked about his new book, "Fermat’s Enigma: The Epic Quest to Solve the World’s Greatest Mathematical Problem," in which he describes the 350-year quest to solve Fermat's last theorem, which until solved by Andrew Wiles in 1994, was known as the world's most difficult unsolved math problem. It was proposed in the 17th century by Pierre de Fermat. Also check out the incredible documentary also made by Simon Singh: http://youtu.be/7FnXgprKgSE.
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Phyllis Schlafly with Congressman Henry Hyde at the 1980 Republican National Convention
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WND's "The Most Important Woman in the Last 100 Years" award goes to attorney, author, and activist Phyllis Schlafly.
Phyllis Schlafly, Vice President Dan Quayle and Jerry Falwell share the stage at the Republican National Coalition for Life Rally during the 1992 Republican National Convention in Houston.
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The 1988 national meeting of Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Forum drew several conservative luminaries; included here are Senator Phil Gramm of Texas, Joanne and Jack Kemp, Schlafly, Mary Ellen Bork and Judge Robert Bork.