Phyllis Schlafly was anti-feminist before being anti-feminist was cool. She was a conservative icon and promoted traditional values long before they became known simply as “family values.” Phyllis Schlafly was 92 when she died.
Phyllis came to the rise in the 60’s due to her opposition to abortion rights and as mentioned earlier, feminism. She wrote a book called “A Choice, Not an Echo.” which was as NBC News referred to it: “A call to arms for conservatives and an argument for the 1964 Republican candidacy of Barry Goldwater.” Phyllis strongly opposed the Equal Rights Amendment and many people believe she is largely the reason it didn’t pass ratification. There are few women who are more despised by the Left than Phyllis but she never let that deter her from her work.
Phyllis Schlafly is credited with giving rise to the conservative movement in the late 20th century. The New York Times describes her followers as “foot soldiers for Reagan.” They go on to say ” The conservative theorist and organizer Paul Weyrich said that ‘Mrs. Schlafly dressed up the conservative movement for success at a time when absolutely no one thought we could win.'”
Phyllis Schlafly called Donald Trump, the last great hope for America. I guess we will see.