Phyllis Schlafly wrote a book called Feminist Fantasies for a reason. The feminists really do live in a fantasy world. They would rather blame their problems on a mysterious cabal of evil men called the “patriarchy” than actually face the facts. There’s a reason why they do it. After all, it is a whole lot easier to spend your days playing the victim than playing the victor. American women should beware this dangerous ideology. You could find yourself falling down the victimhood rabbit hole or even worse. No matter what they may claim, feminists really do want to keep women down and take away their choices.
A great example of this is the so-called “Equal Rights Amendment.” It’s the biggest legislative goal of the feminist movement at large. They claim it will be a massive leap toward taking down the patriarchy and giving women equality. In reality, it is a proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution which would eliminate any legal distinction between men and women. That means young women will be forced to register for the military draft. If the draft is ever called, women will be forced to serve in combat positions in equal numbers with men. ERA will make government programs like the WIC nutritional program unconstitutional because it discriminates against men.
ERA would also give men a constitutional right to be in women’s restrooms, locker rooms, hospital rooms, and prisons. Liberals may try to brush this off, but the Supreme Court held in Brown v. Board of Education that “separate but equal” isn’t really equal. Worst of all, ERA would make taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand a constitutional right. New Mexico and Connecticut used state versions of ERA to overturn abortion restrictions and mandate taxpayer funding. There’s no way to deny that.
Feminists can keep living in their dystopian fantasy world, but they should do the rest of us a favor and keep America out of it. Women don’t want to be forced into military combat. Women don’t want to let men into their restrooms. Women don’t want to pay for abortion with their tax dollars. If ERA really is the best feminists can offer women, women should look for fulfillment elsewhere.