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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
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Four decades ago, when Phyllis Schlafly predicted that passage of the Equal Rights Amendment would open a legal path to same-sex marriage, she was the object of scorn and ridicule by the likes of feminist icon Betty Friedan, who famously declared she would like to burn her formidable opponent at the stake.
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Opponent of ERA Phyllis Schlafly wearing a STOP ERA sign on her chest as she leads a group of protestors w. sign that reads WORKING WOMEN DON'T NEED ERA/VOTE NO in the halls of the IL state capitol as the legislature considers the amendment. (Photo by Michael Mauney//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)
Phyllis Schlafly spearheaded a nationwide campaign to stop the Equal Rights Amendment in January 1977.
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Phyllis Schlafly the lawyer and prominent conservative political activist that led the STOP-ERA (stop Equal Rights Amendment movement).