Politics Phyllis Schlafly, Then and Now
posted by March 28 at 14:05 PMon
Yes, Phyllis Schlafly still exists, and she’s still got it in for the ERA.*
“What I am defending is the real rights of women. A woman should have the right to be in the home as a wife and mother.”
“ERA means abortion funding, means homosexual privileges, means whatever else.”
“The fact is that women already enjoy every constitutional right that men enjoy and have enjoyed equal employment opportunity since 1964.”
“ERA would take away women’s traditional exemption from military conscription and also from military combat duty.”
“ERA would put ‘gay rights’ into the U.S. Constitution because the word in the amendment is ‘sex,’ not ‘women.’ Eminent authorities have stated that ERA would legalize the granting of marriage licenses to same-sex couples and generally implement the gay and lesbian agenda.”
“Most husbands do support their wives because of love, but the high divorce rate proves that many husbands do not love their wives. Love may go out the window but the obligation remains, just as the children remain. ERA would remove that obligation.”
“The social security system rests on the concept of the dependent wife. I get my social security based on my husband’s income over the years, and I am sure that is true of many women here today.”
“ERA would lock abortion into the U.S. Constitution so that reversing Roe v. Wade would make no difference.”
“You didn’t hear a single benefit that women will get out of the ERA.”
“What it will do is make all of our laws sex neutral. … The ERA would treat women exactly the same as men, and women do not want to be treated the same as men in the military or in combat. The constitution is already sex neutral.”
“[The ERA says] if you deny a marriage license to a man and a man you have discriminated on account of sex.”
“Feminists made divorce a major component of women’s liberation.”
Bonus! Here are some opinions Schlafly now says were “too controversial” for her to express during the ERA’s first go-round:
“It would wipe the out laws of the constitution. It would wipe out laws against bigamy. It would reduce the age of consent to 12. It would eliminate Mother’s Day.”
NOOOOOOOOOOOO! Those hairy feminazis won’t take away my mom’s special day unless they pry it from my cold, dead hands!
*Full text: Section 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.
Section 3. This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification.