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Monday, April 25, 2005


That's Our Phyllis!

In the comments to a post below, Jody leads me to believe he's not familiar with the good work done by Phyllis Schlafly. Another poster links to one of her columns and identifies Schlafly as an "elderly psychopath." Schlafly is elderly, and possibly psychopathic. But it's worth knowing a bit more about her, if you're going to speculate about why feminists are "wedded to the left." She helped kill the ERA, for one thing, which didn't exactly endear her to feminists. She's anathema to virtually all politically involved women, and has been since the late 60's. Just a few things she's said to help bring women into the big tent:

"Sex education classes are like in-home sales parties for abortions."

"It's very healthy for a young girl to be deterred from promiscuity by fear of contracting a painful, incurable disease, or cervical cancer, or sterility, or the likelihood of giving birth to a dead, blind, or brain-damage (sic) baby even ten years later."

And the gold standard:
"Sexual harassment on the job is not a problem for virtuous women."

Whew, what a nutjob! I'm sure the Republicans have distanced themselves from her in order to attract women voters; only in some alternate universe would they, say, let her write part of the 2004 Republican platform. Right?


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