Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Women’s Lib

The WordMeister says: Phyllis Schlafly, one of America’s greatest-ever anti-feminist "feminists,” died at 92 yesterday. She is worth remembering, both for herself and her views, and for how she skewed American politics and American cultural perspectives.

Full-time Homemaker

“I really spent 25 years as a full-time homemaker before I did any particular traveling around,” she said in 2014. “And by that time, the children were well along in school or college. And they were very supportive. My husband was very supportive. I told the feminists the only person’s permission I had to get was my husband’s.”

—Phyllis Schlafly (1924-2016), conservative “feminist,” died yesterday. NPR reports

Editorial Comment: My mother, who died in her 80s two years ago, actually said about 10 years ago — and I quote — “I would like to kick her ass.”

PeezPix by Ted Pease

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