Thursday, March 29, 2007

Shafley Wants to Reduce Women to Status of Chattel

posted by Bill Arnett @ 1:22 PM Permalink

You read and hear a lot of really ugly things and ideas from "conservative republicans of the GOP" but the comments of Phyllis Schlafly, another of the dried-up crones of Kate O'Bierne's ilk are just so thoroughly disgusting and out-of-step with the times (Hell, she's out-of-step for the 19th century).

i don't feel anymore need to comment on this personification of intolerance and the evils of discrimination as espoused by Shlafly, so I will let her putrid words speak for themselves:
The event was sponsored by the Bates College Republicans.…For nearly two hours, she belittled the feminist movement as "teaching women to be victims," decried intellectual men as "liberal slobs" and argued that feminism "is incompatible with marriage and motherhood."…Schlafly asserted women should not be permitted to do jobs traditionally held by men, such as firefighter, soldier or construction worker, because of their "inherent physical inferiority."…"Women in combat are a hazard to other people around them," she said. "They aren't tall enough to see out of the trucks, they're not strong enough to carry their buddy off the battlefield if he's wounded, and they can't bark out orders loudly enough for everyone to hear."…At one point, Schlafly also contended that married women cannot be sexually assaulted by their husbands.…"By getting married, the woman has consented to sex, and I don't think you can call it rape," she said.…During the 1970s and 1980s, Schlafly played an integral role in defeating the proposed Equal Rights Amendment.…"The ERA was a fraud," she said, comparing it to the absurdities of the political correctness trend of the 1990s, which also preached gender neutrality. "(The ERA) pretended to benefit women, but it didn't. It was just the nuttiness of feminists who were promoting an androgynous society. They didn't put 'women' in the Constitution, they put 'sex' in the Constitution."…While Schlafly said she has no problem with women raising a family and pursuing a professional career, she said they can't be done at the same time.
Is there any woman in existence as despicable as this one?

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At 4:05 PM, Blogger The Vidiot said...

Yeah. She's pretty nuts. Too bad. While I agree the ERA was a bunch of bunk, her reasoning is flawed and well, filled with self-loathing, frankly.

Alas, she's too much a part of the 'matrix' to understand that it's the prevailing system of capitalism that has created the very inequalities ERA tried to address. That's why the ERA was bunk. You can't cure a sinus cancer with a decongestant. The snot is just a symptom. The inequality is just a symptom.

Just my opinion.

And boy is she wrong about women not being able to 'bark out orders' loud enough. Apparently, she never heard my mother screaming at me to clean up my room. Youch.

At 12:16 PM, Anonymous Bill Arnett said...

And she's one of the "bit time stars" of the conservative party, a luminary, one who holds herself forth as a paragon of virtue, chastity, and everything that's "good" about women.

Y-u-u-k. Give me my feisty little Filipina, who's all of 5', 100 lbs, and the only woman I ever met that could party with the best of 'em until we all dropped. Been married 33 years, I'm still crazy about her, and she couldn't beat me away with a stick - and I have the bruises to prove it!


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