Only a very few people in American history have had the uncanny foresight of Phyllis Schlafly. During her fight to defeat the tool of the feminists known as the Equal Rights Amendment, Phyllis made bold predictions about the direction of America. At the time, feminists called these predictions scare tactics and said Phyllis was being disingenuous to bring them into debates. Fifty years later, we can see who was telling the truth. Let’s take a few minutes to fact check some of the claims Phyllis was making back then.
One of Phyllis’s favorite arguments against ERA was that it would, as she wrote in 1972, “absolutely and positively make women subject to the draft.” The issue of women registering for the draft is hotter than ever before. A commission started as a joint effort by Sen. John McCain and President Barack Obama released a report just a few months ago calling for women to be forced to register for the draft just like men. Phyllis got that one right for sure.
In 1976, Phyllis wrote that “ERA proponents intend for ERA to require sex-integrated restrooms and other accommodations.” It’s no wonder people laughed at Phyllis for saying that one. What person in 1976 would possibly think we would have men demanding to have access to women’s showers? Yet here we are in 2020 having people say that a man should be able to go to women’s facilities just because he says he thinks he’s a woman. Phyllis was truly a visionary for warning America of this impending disaster.
Those are just a few quick examples of Phyllis Schlafly’s visionary mind. Feminists tried to make it look like Phyllis was just making things up as she went along. They made it seem like Phyllis was arguing in bad faith. With the benefit of hindsight, we see a different story. Phyllis Schlafly knew exactly what she was talking about. Her writings and speeches are just as pertinent today as they were decades ago. That’s why Phyllis Schlafly Eagles is dedicated to preserving her legacy. If you want to learn more about Phyllis, get in touch with us at 314-721-1213 or email me directly at Ed@PhyllisSchlafly.com.