Echoes of Phyllis Schlafly

Schlafly deserves to be remembered for what she actually was. She was a brilliant student. She was a stay-at-home mother who launched a full-time career as a political activist and public speaker from nearly the day her first child was born, doing a neat end-run around the feminists who claimed to have invented the idea that a married woman could have a professional life. She was a formidable debater and a prolific author to the very end. Continue Reading »

The Great Woman Theory of History

Phyllis Schlafly and Grassroots Conservatism: A Woman’s Crusade by Donald T. Critchlow Princeton University Press, 438 pages, $29.95 Phyllis Schlafly never registered much with me. I knew her mostly as the woman who managed to stop the Equal Rights Amendment dead in its tracks in 1982. That was . . . . Continue Reading »