Here's to Phyllis Schlafly!
A terrific profile
in the New York Times of all places! Some tidbits:That Mrs. Schlafly has so passionately endorsed domestic life as the greatest achievement to which a woman might aspire while aspiring to so much more herself, has, of course, infuriated her feminist adversaries for decades.
"In the scale of liberal sins, hypocrisy is the greatest, and they have always considered me a hypocrite," Mrs. Schlafly said. She has never told women, she said, that they shouldn't or couldn't work. "I simply didn't believe we needed a constitutional amendment to protect women's rights," she said. "I knew of only one law that was discriminatory toward women, a law in North Dakota stipulating that a wife had to have her husband's permission to make wine."
And:If women's lives have vastly improved in the last third of a century, she would credit neither Ms. Friedan's efforts nor her own, but instead the work of consumer product engineers who have created labor-saving devices. "When I got married, all I wanted was a dryer so I didn't have to hang my diapers on a clothesline," she wrote in an e-mail message. "Now, mothers have paper diapers. Et cetera, et cetera."