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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)

    Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. "The Equal Rights Amendment" Phyllis Schlafly and Ann Scott Debate the ERA

    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)

    American political activist Phyllis Schlafly speaks to an audience through a megaphone as she opposes the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) inside the rotunda of the state capitol building, Springfield, Illinois, March 10, 1975.

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