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    Phyllis Schlafly's Stop ERA campaign fought against the Equal Rights Amendment throughout the 1970s. This overview looks at the anti-ERA philosophy of Stop ERA.

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    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 the lawyer and prominent conservative political activist that led the STOP-ERA (stop Equal Rights Amendment movement).

    Phyllis Schlafly spearheaded a nationwide campaign to stop the Equal Rights Amendment in January 1977.

    Phyllis Schlafly, national chairman of Stop ERA, in 1976. (Associated Press)

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