Shafley Wants to Reduce Women to Status of Chattelposted 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?