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"phyllis schlafly" Discussed on Women's Media Center Live with Robin Morgan
"And not surprisingly, the ERA was vociferously opposed by most evangelical and or fundamentalist religious groups. Alice Paul died in 1977 at a nursing home in mount Laurel, New Jersey. Like Elizabeth cady Staten and Susan B. Anthony before her. She never saw the constitution transformed to include the rights for women, she had worked for all her life. But meanwhile the national organization for women and OW, and ERA America, a coalition of almost 80 mainstream organizations, kept on keeping on and mobilized, skillfully, and that same year, Indiana became the 35th state to ratify the amendment. Again, few. Oops. Wait. As the 1970s drew to a close, Illinois, changed its rules. Under pressure from insurance companies to require a three fifths majority to ratify an amendment. Thereby ensuring that their previous simple majority votes in favor of the ARA hadn't ever counted at all. Isn't that convenient? Other states proposed or passed. Bills. Despite legal precedent that states lack the power to retract a ratification. All the while the original 1979 deadline was approaching and although some groups like the league of women's voters wanted to retain the 11th hour pressure as a political strategy, most ERA advocates appealed to Congress, for an indefinite and extension of the time limit. And NOW coordinated a successful march of 100,000 supporters in Washington, D.C.. Congress granted an extension until June 30th, 1982. Is that a tentative phew? I hear. Nope. The political tide would turn much more conservative, and in 1980 the year Ronald Reagan was elected president the Republican Party removed their support for the ERA from its platform. But Phyllis Schlafly never got the cabinet post she'd been promised by Reagan as a reward. Distinguished Republican feminists walked out of the convention the night they took that plank out of the platform, and Betty Ford denounced the action..
"phyllis schlafly" Discussed on WCPT 820
"Street. They don't know what to do, but they can't get loose. And I think that in the election next year this is going to badly hurt Republicans in Texas as a as a conservative. I realize you're in Bangor, Maine, but, uh you know, so you may not be all of that up on Texas politics, but you know, what are your thoughts on that? Well, my thoughts are that the, um the whole concept of whether abortion should exist or not exist is going to go on. For the indefinite future. And I think that this is this particular statute is going to cause some concern, particularly in terms of female vote, even even in Texas. But the fact is that The nation is going to have to it sometime, confront the notion that either we're going to amend the constitution and not have abortion or we're going to continue to have abortion and then try to figure out What are the accepted? Well, Michael, we've already had that We've already had that debate. And, you know? No. I think I agree by the way with Phyllis Schlafly and I make this case. In my book, The Hidden History of the Supreme Court of the Betrayal of America that had the Supreme Court not ruled in 73 in Row V. Wade. At that point in time there were abortion was already legal in multiple states. Had they not ruled on in Roe v. Wade. And this is the height of the women's movement, right? This was because the birth control pill was legalized in 1961. And so you had the kind of free love of the sixties And then you had the women's movement there really kicked off in the late sixties and early seventies had they not ruled. Eventually, pretty much every state with legalized abortion, and we just never would have had all this polarization and these huge knockdown drag outs that the Supreme Court overstepped their power, Frankly, in my opinion, and Phyllis Schlafly's opinion And that that decision was a mistake. Now they disagree. But can I tell you? Why? What marriage is hanging Just second. Michael. Let me just finish this thought. And then you can tell me anything You want. Um, the opposite argument for that is that because of that road decision, probably hundreds, and maybe thousands.
"phyllis schlafly" Discussed on The Takeaway
"Judge bear the exception and not the rule. It's an interesting tension because on the one hand I do think that any conybeare Barrett reflects a certain model of conservative professional advancement Conservative motherhood cultivation of community and marriage, which is very much in keeping with the kind of model of what good Christian woman had looked like. But there are also many women who are in conservative environments and conservative Christian environments. From pursuing high powered professional careers who were told that they need to a privilege, their husbands advancement over their owned. So certainly I do think there are conflicting cultural messages depending on what kind of community are end and the kinds of values that they hold. Robin. I'd love to dig into that point a little bit more in especially this idea that you could have a conservative feminism. If you will and I'm wondering if you're as we see more Republican women being described as models of female empowerment from judge buyer it to Sarah Huckabee, sanders to former US ambassador to the United Nations. Nikki Haley How do you see this playing out Robin among conservatives? Is there a conservative version of feminism or is it not are the pillars of modern feminism at odds with conservatism in US politics? Well it seems to me that one of them you know misguided ideas is the notion night feminism is something that is attached to gender whereas it's it's a it's a philosophy of life. It's a an understanding of gender being equal and so I think that some of the things that are raised by conservatives suggesting that somehow the culture has not allowed conservative Christian women to flourish seems bist bit misguided in the sense that it's not the culture that's allowing them to flourish. But rather it's their own life choices and it's their own community that has impose limits whether they are real or rather they are psychological. So it seems like to me it's a bit of. A misguided idea that. There needs to be this kind of conservative Christian feminism in order for you know women of faith to have both ambition and also have a home life and certainly previous justices. were. People of faith. So the idea that somehow Barrett is this rarity I also think is a bit of a stretch. 'EM? I'm wondering too. There are some may recall Phyllis Schlafly who was the conservative anti feminist activists who essentially played a key role in defeating the equal rights amendment decades ago and some are drawing parallels to phyllis and just Barrett our seeing some of that. Will. Certainly leave. That's part of the chatter and the great irony Phyllis Schlafly is that she was a high powered extremely professional, extremely savvy woman with a huge platform, a huge career that allowed her to intern at that women remain in their domestic roles and lean into motherhood and wife hood above and beyond having a career I don't necessarily think that's what's going. On with Amy Barrett I think it's a little bit of a next Gen Phyllis schlafly if you will because she has said self-consciously that both her and her husband have worked hard to have successful careers she said that her father taught her messages like anything a boy can do a girl can do better. It never occurred to her in college that men and. Women would be treated differently. She clearly doesn't see the same kind of tension between having a really successful career and having a whole life. In fact, she's to present them as two sides of a rich life. She said that not fulfilling that kind of home life and family life is shallow and unfulfilled. She's trying to offer this model of both rather than one. Over the other I'm wondering if there's been an emphasis on judge Barrett's motherhood and being a mother, and if that's a somehow a way to sort of position her as somebody who shouldn't be questioned you know with the hard questions or not to be perceived as someone who should be attacked if you will wondering Emma, what do you think about that? I think Democrats walked into this hearing with a big optics challenge, which is this woman who has a lot of support from her community at Notre. Dame who has seven children one of whom has down syndrome who she reportedly carries down the stairs every morning in piggyback style and two children who she adopted from Haiti. It's really difficult to look at her and big family in the lakes that she's chosen and really go on offense to try to attack her personally make her seem evil or out to be someone who's scary and so the way the Democrats have taken that challenge is by really complimenting her family trying to be very warm and. Accepting an open, the kind of personal life that used presented, and then use that to dovetail into these empathic exchanges especially about the affordable care act. So it's a real thread that they're trying to to follow here of not going too far to be aggressive on the offense and seemed to be maybe churlish or uncouth while at the same time trying to get their points across that, they think that her jurisprudence could potentially be a huge danger to a lot of Americans especially those who have coverage under the affordable. Care Act. Robin I'm wondering just in terms of to piggyback off of what Emma was saying they're just in terms of how we view motherhood in this country and the sort of myth of motherhood or the mythical. Motherhood. tropes that we tend to fall into. Judge Barrett is a white mother and a white professional married mother How do you view that as sort of playing out here in terms of how she's being positioned? Well I think it raises a lot of questions about the different ways in which we treat mother's depending on You know the the the race of those mothers There is a long tradition of placing white mothers on a pedestal a sort of saintly pedestal and in watching and listening to the hearings on E. I felt that really was a point that would overwhelming you know especially as they talked about the two children. That she and her husband have a did from Haiti and the constant a singling out of them as being these you know sort of separate other different children. I was really struck by that because in most conversations I've had with parents of adopted children. One of the points that they make is that they are their children you know full stop, there's not this sort of qualifying adjective. And at one point eight. One of the Republican senators. Sort of leaned in and was asking Judge Barrett. If she could talk about what it Manse to what she had learned being white mother of black children and she kind of pushed back on that and said that you know her her personal life choices would not be entering into the way that she decided cases. So it seems that even she felt in that moment that the Republicans were really overstepping and pushing too.
"phyllis schlafly" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"The Democratic Party. Then you had wonderful. Conservative activists like Phyllis Schlafly have called for a choice, not an echo. You had the conservative movement which clarified things a little bit, And now you have this newer stage of the conservative movement with President Trump, which I think is clarified things a lot. So I do like it. I'm not shilling for the Republican Party, and I'm not saying the Democratic Party. Well, I I guess I am saying the Democratic Party's terrible but I'm not saying the Republican Party is perfect. It's merely that you do have some clarity on hugely important issues on abortion, For instance, you've got one party says We should protect life, One party says We should be able to snuff it out up until the very last minute. That's very clear. You've got of division on patriotism. One party's waving the American flag. The other party is supporting people who are burning the American flag. And protest ng against the American flag all the way up to that question. You've got clarity on foreign policy. Finally, you've got clarity on trade policy. You've got clarity on immigration policy. So I have a real choice and the fact that the GOP doesn't always live up to its promises. I don't I don't care for that. But I do at least like that. I have an option here, and I don't see how a third party could function any way other than As a spoiler. So many more great questions, But we've got to take a quick break in the meantime. Right now. Subscribe to the Michael. No Show podcast unless you're driving. I don't want you to crash your car. But assuming you maybe pull over we've got we've got a little bit of time. Here. Go over subscribed on Apple Podcast Google player wherever you find me on Twitter at Michael J. Knowles..
"phyllis schlafly" Discussed on Feast of Fun
"Well You know I mean just be just be aware of the fact that you can now walk down the street and probably not be shot or killed or run over or something by somebody who's going to be you know filled with paranoia and hey, you know I mean we're so lucky today that we that we see. So many positive images on television. You know even two television commercials I forget what there's some brand of something out there that shows you know couples with kids and stuff like that and I it's pretty amazing that the mainstream is now embracing things and the great thing about it also with the way. Technology is today I think that that kids growing up today see. So many of these things and they don't see them as harmful they see them as. Just, a part of the world you know and and so I think moving forward There are people who wanna try to drag us back to the nineteen fifties and forties and stuff, but I don't think it's going to happen because I really think that the use of today are really seeing what the truth is and and the truth is that that we're all people and and everybody should be able to to you know love and do whatever they want as long as they're not hurting anybody else and I think. Was a great I said by what did I say? Bye. Bye Shola. I'd. Wish. People who don't know the WHO Phyllis schlafly she was a very vocal, very famous conservative, anti gay and. Anti women she fought against. The women's access to abortion equal rights amendment they almost pass it if it weren't for her. Unbelievable that she would be a woman. So opposed to the advancement of women I mean that's the thing that's just like God, what is wrong with you? I mean what kind of what kind of horrible upbringing did she have that that she would be so anti woman you know I just don't get it why because I read a little bit of her obituaries I her father couldn't find work during.
"phyllis schlafly" Discussed on Feast of Fun
"Well you know I mean just be just be aware of the fact that you can now walk down the street and probably not be shot or killed or run over or something by somebody who's going to be you know filled with paranoia and hey, you know I mean We're so lucky today that we that we see. So many positive images on television you know even down to television commercials I forget what? There's some brand of something out there that shows you know couples with kids and stuff like that and I it's pretty amazing that the mainstream is now embracing things and the great thing about it also with the way. Technology is today I think that that kids growing up today see. So many of these things and they don't see them as harmful they see them as. Just a part of the world you know and and so I think moving forward there are people who wanna try to drag us back to the nineteen fifties and forties and stuff but I don't think it's going to happen because I really think that the use of today are really seeing what the truth is and and the truth is that that we're all people and and everybody should be able to to you know love and do whatever they want as long as they're not hurting anybody else and I think. was. A great I said by what did I say by bye? By Sheila. Phyllis schlafly. Wish. People who don't know the WHO Phyllis schlafly she was a very vocal, very famous conservative, anti gay and. Anti women she fought against. The women's access to abortion equal rights amendment they almost pass it if it weren't for her. Unbelievable that she would be a woman. So opposed to the advancement of women I, mean that's the thing that's just like God. What is wrong with you? I mean what kind of what kind of horrible upbringing did she have that that she would be so anti woman you know I just don't get it why?.
"phyllis schlafly" Discussed on Feast of Fun
"Well you know I mean just be just be aware of the fact that you can now walk down the street and probably not be shot or killed or run over or something by somebody who's going to be you know filled with paranoia and hey, you know I mean We're so lucky today that we that we see so many positive images on television you know even down to television commercials I forget what there's some something out there that shows you know couples with kids and stuff like that and I it's pretty amazing that the mainstream is now embracing things and the great thing about it also with the way. Technology is today I think that that kids growing up today see so many of these things and they don't see them as harmful they see them as. Just a part of the world you know and and so I think moving forward there are people who wanna try to drag us back to the nineteen fifties and forties and stuff but I don't think it's going to happen because I really think that the use of today are really seeing what the truth is and and the truth is that that we're all people and and everybody should be able to to you know love and do whatever they want as long as they're not hurting anybody else and I think. was. A great I said by what did I say by bye. By Sheila. Phyllis schlafly. Wish. People who don't know the WHO Phyllis schlafly she was a very vocal, very famous conservative, anti gay and. Anti women she fought against. The women's access to abortion equal rights amendment they almost pass it if it weren't for her. Unbelievable that she would be a woman. So opposed to the advancement of women I mean that's the thing that's just like God. What is wrong with you? I mean what kind of what kind of horrible upbringing did she have that that she would be so anti woman you know I just don't get it why?.
"phyllis schlafly" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"Lab as a lab in her for a hundred thousand and we're at seventeen per hundred thousand so you know about the judge's nobody knows what you are telling me that if since those trump got out there Dr Burks was dealing with the inaccurate and biased question yesterday in trouble like I'll now welcome to the show that's a national mood right now I did a lash Dana last icon at the left on Twitter official English on Facebook all three hours till two forty eight put a TV via the first he likes saying Yahoo and he wasn't really saying that you know for the name of the the end today he he was yeah that's not what he was doing that was funny oh by the way they're all turning on doctor Burke's now they're all turning on her because she and I told you they would she's correcting some of the bias that's out there at and now they're saying that she's complicit in the S. and she's this is a there there are now they're attacking her progressives because is she corrected their bias yeah I mean I don't know I just it never ends okay so the are Democrats the house they're not gonna come back needs a policy is not going to bring the house back I trump has said that they're enjoying her vacation which I in a way I kind of don't want them to come back right I think I just I sort of don't want them to come back just stay there stay quarantine because then you you actually don't we don't do a lot you do fewer things when you're you're staying away so instead your your heads he said that they're they're not gonna return at all McConnell's the Senate's gonna come back regardless and meanwhile mmhm when it will say but a few other things to touch on eight four four three four four Dana is the number to join the program and I'm gonna get you set up with us some of these headlines and we're gonna and I'm not gonna be my call screener today not not Steve I might just like the machine so we're gonna get and all of that are you some basics I'm wondering if anyone in the press is going to ask Biden about this question he's having his lady town hall the night that we mocked endlessly just last hour and he says that he actually so everything that we know what the World Health Organization and our complicity with regards to this pandemic Biden says the US I also want to ask you about the world health organization if you're elected president we restore funding to the World Health Organization yes I will yes I will economic intercourse just never gone away never ever going away not gonna happen so I cannot wait we're gonna have a lot of hot takes from that tonight I just wanna let you know there's gonna be a lot of hot takes from that a few other things here the D. Wade that I I wanted to hit on really quickly this I don't know if you've heard about the new Mrs America that it's not a documentary it's a film that FX Hulu is doing Templeton from the mini series and Cate Blanchett is starring in this is Phyllis Schlafly and they are doing over because remember they are even though it's been killed a thousand times you can't resurrect this this you know this is a Buffy the vampire slayer rather they come back as vampires it it it can't that it's done today but there was a renewed interest in it recently so they re did they they did this thing called Mrs American FX Hulu or bunch of people in it and Cate Blanchett plays Phyllis Schlafly and there was a kind of a nasty piece about it I thought a couple of nasty pieces about this at that have been written in a couple of different places and I gave a quote about it to my friend Gabriella Hoffman who wrote about it for a couple of different sites and K. plan should I like her work I like her as an actress and I really don't want to have my ability to suspend disbelief when I watch her on a roll completely compromised because she wants to put an inject what she does she wants to use it as a as a way to to impart politics and talk about policy of a country of which she's chewed on she got it I don't know she's a United States citizen or not but she's British so up I I I I don't know what I mean like when I when I learned too much it's one of the reasons I had to stop watching Westworld I enjoyed Westworld until the guy one of the guys who had like created to Laura's we just after parkland went off on me called me a murderer and all kinds of garbage and I could so it was difficult for me to watch Westworld when one of the actors is calling me a murderer and saying I was more responsible than the actual murderer at parkland simply because I have defended second amendment rights before so I'm hoping that this isn't gonna be the same thing and I and then when I get my phone screen or working will be able to transition across the sink works only like fifty percent of the time so this documentary I have no hope that it's going to be fair I have no hope that it's going to be not slanted to the left Phyllis Schlafly never got or do even when she was alive and we were both shoes from Saint Louis I was from Saint Louis and I met her several times and I remember we did a documentary it was about conservative women and it was filmed actually at a that my husband's business at the time in Saint Louis and she was Leslie was very very down to earth she came and just drove herself got there early came and completely camera ready she was very quiet very very reserved and then when she sat down and to the cameras were they they were they were getting the shot to focus and they had the whites and everything was going she just you know came but she just missed not that came to life in a bad way but she just immediately you could see why she was such an iconic figure in conservative politics and she took everyone on this route this verbal history right throughout okay female conservatism in the United States and she was so engaging and everybody was glued to her talking to the camera and I don't think she never got her do she's and I I told this to my friend Gabrielle up when she was writing the story because I was always very impressed by her and I thought that Phyllis Schlafly accomplished quite a lot I and I told Gabrielle I said you know Schlafly is the she represents the you know the empowered female that every feminist secretly wishes they could be but they never admit to it because Schlafly a conservative I mean if there is any other working mother had stopped a constitutional amendment in its tracks that they had obtained a law degree by going to night school halfway through their lives and graduated in the top of their class and inspired multiple generations of women to revere their roles as mothers and wives and women they would have demanded that woman's face on currency but they don't wish lastly simply because she's a conservative and like I said I've met her several times my late friend inter Breitbart for whom I worked for a bed we'll tell you until he passed away he had once said that I was the goth version of Phyllis Schlafly was a that was funny and then female conservative group actually put it on an award which is funny but she I mean she inspired a lot of conservative women and she juggled a lot in in order to really create the the female conservative voice the space for that in American politics she does not get her do she really doesn't end the feminists at the time were so nasty to her and you know you still kind of see this and the the other thing is that they they don't understand the complexities of women and I had said at the time too I said she said she was a formidable icon because she was so complex the left cannot understand the concept of a woman who works either because she needs to or or she's called to she wants to go and also devoted we raise a family because to the left you know female conservatives are supposed to be stereo types that lack any kind of new wants and Schlafly defied the very ironically patriarchal measure that she was judged by which was ironic because it was used by feminists they were judging her by patriarchal standards she redefined the terms of debate and she gave a voice to women who felt and who work coach Rollie and politically marginalized and she did a wonderful job at it yeah I I look back at I I was looking at some this story with the lady town hall the night that Hillary Clinton to be at Joe Biden's been putting all that they have their promotional materials out and so they announced Hillary Clinton and Alyssa Milano she I guess she's not acting anymore so she's wanting to be like an active US I don't know but she was really celebrating and she came out and said she can't believe terror read Joe Biden's accuser of another's infinity times more information at more evidence actually there is actual evidence there wasn't any part Cavanaugh than ever with all of their accusations and you had the time's up legal fund groups say no we can't support you terror raid the me too movement said no we can't support you because the whole feminist advocacy is a shtick and feminists are totally fine with laying the principal and laying the idea of helping to empower other women they will lay that mission so to speak at the feet of of party politics so as to the compromise a progressive mail it's it's the it's a betrayal it is it's an oxy moronic movement because right now all the feminist remaining together there's there's more evidence here to sit to legitimize real questions on this and further discussion on this they wanted to convict Brett Kavanaugh in the court of public opinion full on based on nothing but AB it none of it hold up under scrutiny none of it held up under questioning there were some more people that came out against the accusations of Christine belies the Ford or whatever then then didn't it was just her against everyone else is that this didn't happen and in the meantime you have a lot of evidence here you have a lot of people that are stopping out and all of the so called feminists they are refusing to support this woman because she's going against their preferred Democrat candidate I have never ever I mean it's like they're living the handmaid's tale I have never seen anyone sacrifice feminism and the principle of of female empowerment so ironically so that they can so they can be submissive towards the patriarchal left the way that I'm seeing with this terrorist situation that's that's.
"phyllis schlafly" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Home or you just want to use your brain to think about something other than you know coming up on the show today bestselling author speaker and now podcast host Pranay brown will be here her new podcast is called unlocking us and it is perfect for this moment plus we'll speak to the author of hidden valley road a fascinating account of a family plagued by schizophrenia and how their DNA has helped researchers and will take a minute to meditate together sixty seconds of mental space is on the plan for today we will get to all of it but first on March twenty second nineteen seventy two the equal rights amendment was passed by Congress from there it went on to the states for what seemed like could be a swift ratification process and then well Phyllis Schlafly happened a new series from FX Primera on Hulu called Mrs America is a fictionalized account of Schlafly's ability to mobilize conservative women in this country to fight the RA all while sort of ironically feeding her own ambition and acting a bit like a feminist except for that torpedoing an amendment to secure equal white rights thing the series Mrs America stars Cate Blanchett is Phyllis Schlafly as she lunges and parries with the leaders of the women's liberation movement Gloria Steinem played by rose Byrne Shirley Chisholm played by it was overdue by Betty free downplayed by Tracey Ullman and Bella Abzug played by Margot Martindale the nine part series doesn't take the binary hero villain arc it's more nuanced than that showrunner and writer W. Waller does not shy away from tackling the issues and divisions within the feminist movement is unafraid to explore the motivations of the women involved in stock E. R. A. it's a story of political maneuvering a history lesson and a reminder that the experiences and opinions of women never have and never will be monolithic Mrs America premieres on Hulu on April fifteenth and here's a little preview featuring Cate Blanchett as Phyllis Schlafly I am not against women I am not against women working outside the whole but what I am against is the women's liberation movement we need to get the word out quickly we want the right to be a mother the right to be a white delivers one to create a sex neutral to tell me you know what you're saying our movement is about fighting the oppression of all women we do not want housewives thinking that we are against them we are against the Aleutians how long are we supposed to wait how much time do we get people to adapt to change the other one is kind of waiting creator and showrunner Davi Waller.
"phyllis schlafly" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"The story of Phyllis Schlafly and the battle to gratified most recent from bestselling author Dr grenade brown yeah I'm looking I'm Alex joined all of it on the the valve and W. NYC I'm Alison Stewart the Passover seder traditionally includes the youngest child asking the four questions beginning with why is this night different from all other nights well this Passover will likely be different from other Passover's we think it may be a whole lot of other questions like how did mom get all these dishes cooked for huge family another question why do we have to have brisket when we don't even eat red meat the rest of the year and fortunately we might hear a lot of do you think we'll ever be back to normal server is a celebration of freedom and what freedom of movement and gathering is severely limited this year it is at least a chance to be free to try some new dishes or change the flavors of traditional ones maybe pass over the time a pandemic is an opportunity to go rogue maybe just a little bit there's nobody rather talk to about the seder with then with a friend of the show bestselling cookbook author and New York times food columnist Alison Roman Alison welcome back I think serving me we kind of sent send up the bat signal if you put your name on Instagram or Twitter it's like a bat signal people come with questions regarding so if you have questions for Alison Roman you can tweet them to us at all of it W. NYC or you can go to our Instagram page and leave a comment there we will try to get your message has been getting them all morning at all of the W. N. Y. C.'s our Twitter and Instagram handle so let's just let's just talk about the big picture stuff for men Allison what do you think should be the guiding philosophy about seder prep this year I feel like it's about managing expectations both for yourself and you know friends and family that might be disappointed that you know you're not having the traditional data this year everyone that I've ever been to and has been full of so many people and so it's friends of friends family and friends so if somebody knew there it's kind of like really it's time to get together with just about everybody now so this year they think they're gonna be handled a little bit differently but I think it's still a nice time to kind of remember that it is a holiday that it happens no matter what and to celebrate the best way you can but you know be kind yourself and and don't be disappointed if you can't find all the ingredients that you typically have access to or you can't cook all the food that you normally would this time of year yeah that's one of those things I think might have cost me by surprise is you know people that Nestle stock up their pantries with cedar in mind three four weeks ago so what advice do you have for people whose pantries just really aren't stocked for the meal take a look at you know recipes that you like you know traditional nontraditional and see if there are complications you can make if you don't have this festival could you use that that simple if you don't have a whole chicken to make your soup do you have a package of chicken thighs or wings in the freezer or something like that being more flexible than you normally would be also you just you know you did this wildly entertaining informative video of your Passover perhaps but it was recorded before the pandemic you know it's been this week the interviewed more than a hundred thousand times since it was posted what what do you think when you see it now it honestly it kind of breaks my heart a little bit weird it was maybe the last time that I ever had people in my apartment and I you know I love to have people over I do it often and especially in the colder months and I didn't think that that would be the last to the party that I would have for a really long time so it's it's even better I mean I haven't seen anyone in that video for a really long time and it's not my closest friends so you know it's it's a bit tough but it does remind you that like that will happen again you know it's nice to have something to look forward to it that's my other piece of advice I you know I think that the way that we've done like friends giving another week before thanksgiving I think that there will be certain posts quarantine celebrations you know either for birthdays or pass over or whatever holiday you're celebrating just to kind of you know regroup and and make up a new day and and still do it you know what about people who are cooking seder for one or maybe two when you think about what you think about the reducing the scale while they're cooking a lot of the reviews at a public string your kind of thing that you know the complete menu they can be and they can be happy pretty easily I've been getting a lot of questions about the short ribs specifically if they get half that and the answer is yes and anything else can be have a good while and I think that you know my advice is to either do that or have leftover than eat out for the rest of the week repurpose them take the short red shred them but in a house the next day make a sandwich with it something like that or you don't drop off a little care package to somebody in your neighborhood you might need it my guess is Alison Roman New York times food columnist of course her most recent book is called nothing fancy we're talking to her about seder ideas oh my goodness people want to know about Moscatel soup if there's one thing you say you're right if there's one thing you make from this menu please let it be the matzah ball soup first of all for you personally what is it about matzah ball soup it is probably my first memory of eating the food and thinking this is a perfect fit and when I was younger and I would get sick my mom would order my blasted from the face of folly down it's not close unfortunately but it was the same it was sort of in a Jewish deli and it was the same daily that my grandfather was a be here when I was a baby and he was watching my parents work and so I think that he must have just let me lock the boxes all day because I it was like I was it was something that I could not live without and required all the time especially when I wasn't feeling well and I think that it a lot because of the fact where you eat it and you feel immediately stronger healthier and more really emotionally fortified at least but it's just to me I'm very specific about it people have a look at some of the things that people have a lot of the ten year bond kind of to me like the stopping of you know thanksgiving where do you like it you know do you like the balls to be cancer and and other calls thinkers or lighter and fluffier and are called floaters does your broadcast partners and it does it not are you you know doesn't have dealt with that child I think that there's a lot of opinions I I took what I knew what I loved and I think I made one it's the perfect possible all right Sir ray Brad is asking what do I do if I only have one small chicken carcass for stock how can impart more flavor one card issuers are so I have been doing that a lot lately because if I roasted chicken for dinner okay and just the fine in any bones just to make stock which is of course as I recall the whole bird thank you be surprised so I think what you do there you just make last stock the lad left water sign in if you have yellow onion garlic that is always good to kind of amplify but I find that if the the sign on the carpet coming from abroad that you've already cooked roasting it before you added the Brock will help a lot this is one that says are we starting already with already cooked chicken or throwing rocks chicken parts into the pot that is starting with a whole rock chick and I I think that all chicken broth all chicken poop all nothing else it should be made with Roger can you bring it up from cold water with about circles accelerator car like a carrot onion and you bring it up with them or anything like about an hour and a half two hours so everything tastes great at that point because you're entering gently the chicken will be fully cooked and tender it should be dry it shouldn't be over correct so it's still edible so it's sort of like a two birds one stone and this year I'm telling people you know maybe take the chicken out take the knee and data for something the next morning make chicken salad from it you know it isn't easy in the through the specially if you're having something like short ribs later on I'm staying with the matzah ball soup Allison with a lot of multiple sick questions here's another one is it even worth attempting vegetarian matzah ball soup suggestions for added flavor question mark that's a two parter yeah that's not my focus a great I think for the profit of the year just make like a really nice and you need not that broad and every time I make chicken broth regardless of whether you know it Hattiesburg remarkable you for not only the onion skins on and not only is it because I don't want to feel that because that's annoying but it also hurts that's really beautiful golden color to the process and that is that is the same for at five o'clock so absolutely you can do that and for the Balkans well my record because the chicken back which you know whether you can find it or not or whether you're vegetarian or not I have substituted with nothing better which is not definitely not kosher but it is extremely diligent and also it can be made with sort of a neutral oil or an olive oil olive oil will be a markedly flavored but double action and this is someone who's already plan is think and I've made my stupid I love it this is Anne who tweeted to S. making the matzah ball soup how do I store it for days after matzah ball separated from broth make the matzah balls only right before I attended either with the cross or star the ball the ball inside the stock once it's all complete help I experimented with a lot because I was having another lawsuit and I needed it to yeah I would put the I I need several batches and though I would have a lot of lack of respect for them I think you see how long they last no the freedom not supposed to get soggy in the Bronx but they didn't they actually held their own for you know up to three days in the box so definitely store them in the Brock and misty will be a little bit cloudier without on the receipt but you know it's still delicious but you don't want to store them in liquid and I just keep them in the south my guess is Alison Roman New York times food columnist author of the book nothing fancy her most recent cookbook and of course he's all over the Instagram we're talking about Passover and you know you have a a seder menu which you provided in your times it's online but you're right please know that the dishes here are inspired by tradition but not bound to it what's a good example of that I've been well the whole thing is really I think it's gonna kind of how I roll generally speaking and I offer that as a disclaimer to anyone looking for you know very hard core tradition not not really my style but I think it's something like the her date which is you know a traditional condiments on the table and made with apples and walnuts honey maybe some cooking line faces and it's sort of like a finely chopped paste condiment thing and I it's just not my preference to eat on the table but so I took the same ingredients I have apple Kurniawan that but I made them more into a salad but there Shaffer apples they get dropped and honey and vinegar sprinkled with untested fresh walnuts.
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"phyllis schlafly" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You
"A woman who falsely accuses a man of domestic violence and then is single as a result. Because then who's GonNa have to pay for that day brother the tax payers? You know we're we're having to fund this welfare state and really I mean pointing out her. Horrific stances on these kinds of issues is to illustrate how she was not just responsible for stopping the IRA and tracks which she and stop era and the Eagle Forum absolutely did but also in essentially building. What is today the ultra right-wing policy platform? It's as if she wrote the script for women to continue to be demeaned and not believed when it comes to some of these awful issues right but I mean these are. These are like political platforms. Now if you turn on if you spend some time on Breitbart news actually don't spend some time on Breitbart News and you'll see all of these similar things going on. Breitbart guy was one of the men who came after me on twitter. Oh really yeah I would breitbart reporter. Oh I'm not surprised I am not surprised But in one thousand nine hundred ninety eight we see another contradiction to her career housewife claim because she goes to law school. I mean in a way like if she were anyone else would be like good for her mother of six. After the kids grow up she goes back to law school. And that's what she argues like. I waited until my children were grown. They can take care of themselves. Breath Alvin I tell you. I breastfed all of them. I really did. And she completes her law degree at Washington University when she goes to the bar. Her public profile was already like a significant enough that she took it in a disguise. She wore a black wigan her to take her exam and she passed it well and her husband and this is another antidote that she would tell over and over again over the years that her husband at I did not want her to go to law school and didn't understand why she felt the need to And then so. She withdrew her application to law school. And then a couple of weeks later he changed his mind and is like you know what it would actually having a law. Background would actually help with a lot of the public policy. Work and Area fights that you do well and I mean her relationship with Fred is really fascinating and something that I wish we knew more about because I think that's one of the most frustrating things about reading up on Phyllis is that you know that you're not learning about the real phyllis you know other stuff going on in the background because this is an image that she cultivated for political purposes whereas before she has this shift against feminism in the nineteen seventies. She talks about how during her early marriage with Fred like they would stay up until all hours just brainstorming and talking politics like they courted each other but through letters. Mailing each other Poetry and essentially like many policy. Briefs there were like a couple wonks. Yeah but she played it all down. In order to conform to a more palatable interesting submissive image that would fit into also sounds very house of cards e. Yeah which fit into this mold that could then elevate her to the platform that she ended up having witch in one thousand. Nine hundred eighty. She used her influence to successfully negotiate with the GOP to remove its pro e r a platform plank and this is when we finally see the Republican Party which previously had a lot of area supporters in it. It wasn't as conservative as it is today by a long shot. We finally see them turning. That corner as Reagan is about to take over exactly. Yeah exactly and June thirtieth nineteen eighty-two Phyllis holds a party because congressional deadline for states to ratify the ER expires. And they were what three states short of ratification and so from there. She's like cool box checked don now. Let's make sure that we hinder the fight for lgbtq rights for welfare for reproductive rights. Which of course she'd been harping on throughout her anti era. Kim even though she has a gay son. Oh Yeah in Nineteen ninety-two. Her Gay son was outed. I'm not a fan of people now. At all I understand the attraction to wanting to out Phyllis schlafly son but one of her sons who who lived at least at the time it was reported he was still living with Fred and Phillips and was still you know dedicated to the conservative cause. And Phyllis kind of had to hedge her love for her child and her versus her hatred for homosexuals in their agenda. Oh yes the homosexual agenda. Yeah which just imagine like up is there you know you can buy it at office depot. I get a SMOOTHIE. Yeah they now have an APP the agenda you can just have it on your phones like a calendar perfect yeah it's really colorful and she would continue though throughout the rest of her life to maintain that women were that privileged class and she offered advice on. Npr in two thousand fourteen to women saying just remember. American women are so fortunate. Oh yeah and I mean yeah I mean I guess relatively in the grand scheme of global privileges well. Her version of fortunate is that She always praises men right after. She says that we're so fortunate. Because we have all these brilliant men who invented all of this brilliant technology that allowed us to easily wash our clothes and we got disposable diapers and you have all these conveniences that I didn't have growing up and so- comparatively women are just so fortunate need just need to remember that don't victimize yourself and a few years earlier to the New York Times. She'd said feminism has changed the way women think and has changed the way men think but the trouble is it hasn't changed the attitude of babies at all and so that of course is hearkening to her whole. Feminism violates the laws of nature like babies better babies boy babies no that they should be little baby breadwinners babies knowing on some bread. And the funny thing that you know if you haven't picked up on the theme of this episode yet the funny thing that former now President Karen Crow pointed out in Nineteen eighty-one Wiz that no matter the words that came out of Phyllis schlafly mouth. She was a liberated woman and as decry says she sets out to do something and she does it to me. That's liberation. Oh Yeah and she also spotted the gender inequalities that feminism still seeks to uproot At one point in response to that really harsh blow that she took in one thousand nine hundred eighty seven when she lost her bid for the National Federation of Republican Women Presidency She said quote. The Republican Party is carried on the shoulders of the women. Who Do the work in the precincts? Ring doorbells distributing literature and doing all the tiresome repetitious campaign tasks. Many men in the party. Frankly WanNa keep the women doing the menial work like if that is not something that should then be followed fire statement of feminist support. I don't know what it is and that's the confounding thing about Phyllis schlafly up. She she encountered sexism. And you know she knew it was sexism. Because she's calling it out right there recognizing that here the women in the trenches doing all of us grassroots organizing that ultimately has revolutionized American political culture. Look Donald Trump today and yet she's saying but you know the dudes don't want to acknowledge it. They just want to keep us in the corner. Yeah Phyllis is far from stupid? Gilman is not dumb. She's incredibly brilliant and incredibly driven and she is just driven down a different path. Yeah I mean and and the moral of the story is a remember that women are not a monolith right. Smart Women are not a monolith You know and also as she always likes to say they never took me seriously like everyone always underestimated her when she was starting out in her a choice. Not An echo era when she was just on the fringes with this little group of Ultra Conservatives and she was like you know they didn't see what was coming and she's She's proud of that because she she kind of. Put One over on us because we were. We were so quick to. I think liberals were so quick to write off all of a sudden this. Who's this housewife and look what she did? She was a wolf in housewife clothing. Who like you said completely changed American politics and I think the final words we have to leave on our Phyllis schlafly talking to make her saying? I always thought I could do whatever I wanted to do. What's the problem and the what's the problem? Essentially she's asking that to society of where. Where's the sexism and that I can do what I wanted to do? And she did and I think it behooves us to not underestimate the ripple effect that this woman is still having and we'll continue to have so listeners caroline by the way is I think is going to have to recover from from this episode She's a lot of fathom and she's a she's disappointing really I mean she's she's a terribly disappointing woman to read about If you're sitting where we are so analysis we want to hear from you. What do you think about Phyllis schlafly her influence and her connection to Donald Trump today? And can we ever undo the damage done by Phyllis schlafly honestly? I think the answer is no but listeners. Perhaps you're less cynical. Deny let us know your thoughts. Mom stuff at how stuff works. Dot Com is our email address. You can also tweet us at mom stuff podcast or messages on facebook. And we've got a couple of messages to share with you when we come right back from a quick break okay. 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"phyllis schlafly" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You
"Early seventies even though the equal rights amendment had been around for about fifty years She really claims she wasn't aware of it. She didn't was not aware of any massive movement behind it and it wasn't until she says a friend says. Hey you should check out this whole. Era Thing you might be interested in it that she reads it and like all of the light bulb go off above her head and she says a Ha- here is the enemy and for those of you not familiar with the era. As I really wasn't until doing research kristoff mom never told you. It was first introduced in Nineteen twenty-three by Alice Paul at the Seneca Falls Convention and the era which would have been the twenty seven th amendment if it had gone through it's very simple and its language it just states equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex. So essentially it would render gender-based discrimination illegal on a federal or state level across the board and people today say that if the IRA had been passed and had been ratified. I should say that. H- cobbling together. That women have to do today between title nine and other state laws and stuff like that it. There would not be any of this. Maneuvering around that we would have to do in light of gender-based or a sexual discrimination. Because era would've just in very simple language accounted for all of that but not gonNa let that happen even though. The era was widely supported like across the Aisle by Democrats and Republicans alike. Yeah women men ever like. Yeah sure. Of course even George Wallace from Alabama. Who was about as racist as they come was chill with the IRA. Yeah I know because I think a lot of people saw it as like well. We already have language in these other. Various laws and amendments. That you know. We shouldn't discriminate against women like sure. Why not throw this on the pile? Yeah I think it was seen as as kind of not toothless but just like acceptable this to the lady. Yeah let them have. Let them have it not having it was all SHLEF and in Nineteen seventy-two. She writes about it in the Schlafly. Report dedicates a whole issue to it and this is what starts the anti feminist campaign against the era and boy did she have some ideas about what that simple sentence really meant. Oh God oh God yes. She said that the era was going to eliminate sex segregated public restrooms. We still hear that panicked today. The way it's going to force women into the draft D were. Wasn't that just in the news. It's going to dissolve sex crime laws. I got nothing. It's going to remove men's financial responsibilities to be breadwinners Or the pairs of child support. Oh more women are becoming breadwinners these days and she basically considered women as we as we touched on earlier in the episode. She basically considered women to be this privileged protected class who would lose those privileges and protections if the era went through and that's why my brain was just collapsing last night as I was researching this stuff. Because it's like but if we if we're protected under the law through the ER A in the way that the spells out we won't have to worry about these so-called privileges and protections and what. I would call benevolent sexism. Oh Yeah but if you aren't stoking worry and fear. How are you going to start this movement? Pece LAUGH GOING TO GALVANIZE. Her Gal and galvanized the Gal. She does because the subscriptions to her newsletter. Shoot up from about three thousand to thirty five thousand. Thanks to all of this fierce joking that she does not only among women like herself. You know good Catholic housewives but also among the Evangelical Christian Housewives Ladies Ladies Ladies. We have a lot to worry about in terms of losing those cushy lives that we know and this is something that I read all the time in stuff. I'm never told you. Youtube comments from men's rights activist. -I trolls who claim feminists are just victimizing themselves because in piche laughs terms. Like you're a privileged class people. Take you out for dinner. You get discounts. Happy hours and you know you have affirmative action. You'll get whatever you want if you paid me equally. Then maybe I wouldn't need a discount exactly for your happy hour man and this the thing is though she's starting this she kind of asserting it out of her garage. She's writing her newsletter. She sending it out. It's very grass roots and that becomes really the source of her political influence. And it's her brand. Yeah Oh yeah. It's only your brand. The piece left brand is all about the grassroots. She has this newsletter base largely comprised of fellow conservative housewives and once she stirs them up they start fundraising they start sending out mailers they start hosting anti era press conferences and importantly lobbying their state legislatures. They would go carrying loaves of homemade banana. Bread and Appolos and things like that little goodies and deliver them to all of the politicians who were going to vote on the era that day and say Oh we don't we don't need that. Good Sir. Have a little apricot. What was in the bread? Did they put something? In drugging their legislators and then Phyllis teams up with North Carolina Democratic. Senator Sam Ervin. No relation in the past couple generations at least Who OPPOSED THE R? A. And this allows her whole stop Yar a movement to cross party lines. Yeah And keep in mind too that in one thousand nine hundred ninety three just a year after Schlafly starts going after the Era Roe. V Wade happens and so this is of course during up even more angst among conservatives so then in nineteen seventy five we see her take her success with developing this stop. Era Group and transitioning it into the Eagle Forum and this is essentially the women's auxiliary of the conservative right wing Contingent of the Republican Party at the time And the Eagle Forum which was twenty thousand strong. In nineteen seventy five lobbied politically lobbied four conservatism alongside sister groups like how happiness of women and a wear which stood for. American women are richly endowed. Phyllis is beside herself. Although I don't know if you could describe someone who is as cool calm and collected as Phyllis ever beside herself because she's very calculating she knows what she's doing. Yeah Oh for sure. And so her major beef though with the growing contingent of feminists in the US. It is all about how they are messing with the natural order of things that goes back to her assertion that feminists are trying to destroy the family. Yeah so in one thousand nine hundred four Shiro one of many columns in which she says. Feminism is incompatible with human nature. The premise of the feminists is that God goofed in making us two. Different sexes and that our laws should remedy his misset mistake. And I guess okay. I'm GonNa make this a little personal for a second like I guess. That's why so many of her arguments and similar arguments. Don't make sense to me because I am not a person who is religious or Has God as a former very inappropriate boss of mine said To me one time so like things like that. Don't make sense to me saying that. There is a natural order in the way that the biological sexes half to be or the genders have to be. Yeah and I'm sitting here across from you not surprised at all because a large part of my childhood was spent in Evangelical Churches and while the passers weren't railing against feminism. Every Sunday there was definitely concern particularly the homosexual agenda because that definitely violated in quotes nature. And so that's like a whole other aspect of right wing activism and pushes behind their politics that that I simply as a person on the left do not have because I just. It's not part of my world view but it was it so shaped hers. Oh definitely I mean. And and part of that too is attached to her a familiar distaste for east coast elitists and Liberals and one thing that she really goes on and on about in a choice on an echo is how Barry Goldwater is the person you should vote for because he has simple ideas simple solutions whereas LBJ and all these Liberal Democrats they just have these convoluted theories and bureaucratic structures and they just want to muck everything up whereas you know it's just it's just nature. It's just man and wife. It's this and that you know it's a very black and white worldview and that's a it's a similar thing that we see today where there is this distaste among right wing right wing conservatives for non simplistic answers because that challenges their worldview in a terrifying way and I mean I also say this from the perspective of being very cognizant even at a young age of how a lot of the rhetoric political rhetoric that I heard in conservative churches that my parents attended was just so fierce stoking. You could feel it in the room you know and it was powerful enough to get schlafly where she wanted to go and in addition to her argument about feminism being incompatible with human nature she also kind of suggested that feminism was out to replace husbands with government. Big Brother Right. So look at you dumb feminist. You're just trying to get rid of the home. Get rid of the family structure. Get rid of the husband who can provide for you. They can be the breadwinners if you just let them but instead you want to get rid of all that and have the government give to you. Have the government be your breadwinner and your husband. Accept Welfare and public assistance and things like that and it doesn't sound like a frustrated just out of college phyllis who can't get a a job in the government because big brother has saved all the other jobs for other brothers essentially And in the way she puts it though in one column it might have been the same Same column from Nineteen ninety-four She She she uses sarcasm in rhetorical questions a lot so she sneers needed job. Big Brother will get you an affirmative action quota position. You don't meet the physical requirements. Big Brother will gender norm the test results and give you a high score not satisfied with your salary. The comparable Worth Commission will order your employer to give you a raise and if you WANNA promotion the Glass Ceiling Commission will force your employer to give it to you. So it's just this idea that we are making up these problems and through this group of kingmakers. We you know the government. Then establishes these committees that just You know give magically give women raises. Well I mean all of her rhetorical questions. There go back to her. Emphatic assertion that there is no such thing is this patriarchy. That oppresses women. That women are not oppressed and then her assertions are directly tied to today's conversations around women are making themselves victims. Well and this next quote about how she describes the relationship between feminism and the federal government is still reminiscent of what you here today among women against feminism and or anti-feminist. Whichever way you want to put it where she says. Our societal policy should be to let women make their own decisions about marriage and career without the interference of taxpayer funded Gender Equity Federal busybodies. Well so she's trying to have both at the same time you know. She's trying to to say that. We don't need feminism. But not because we don't want the best for women but just because we don't think that anyone should be telling women what to do. So isn't feminism telling women what to do and so that's why you know women's shouldn't be for feminism and yes it does make you and I do mean you care and myself want to slowly bang our heads against the desk and Ditto Betty for Dan and many other. You know second wave feminist of the day all Betty Yeah Teflon Phyllis managed to infuriate frequent debate. Opponent Betty for Dan to the point where Betty told her that she should burn at the stake. Yeah and lists the troll loved? It loved it. Oh yeah because she was like Oh. I'm so glad you said that because it just goes to show how nasty you feminists are. And of course. Schlafly had her opinions about Betty for Dan as well. She said I reject all her ideology. She said I reject all her ideology most of it based on the absurd notion that the home is a comfortable concentration camp and the suburban housewife is oppressed by her husband and by society and she loved calling feminist fat ugly and unlikable. Which again. I'm telling you like reading about laugh is just kind of like reading about Donald Trump and a lot of ways isolated. Tv shows. Yeah it goes back to my college geology class in which we were talking about feminism and a fellow student of Mine and I've told her on the Pike House before but a fellow classmate Raised her hand and basically said but if we like men and want to get married. Shouldn't we not agree with any of this stuff? And it's like washing sound is point completely going over your head 'cause yeah like the worst thing to some people is to be considered or just called fat or ugly or unlikable. Oh indefinitely talking about the seventies our society is still I would not say woke but it was certainly less woke in the seventies but as much as I really hate to keep quoting Phyllis schlafly. Because it's never a pleasant thing that you will have to say I do think it's worth highlighting a few of her positions on feminist issues. Yes she didn't think that marital rape was thing nope she said by getting married. The woman has consented to sex. And I don't think you can call it rape on sexual harassment. No big surprise. She needed Anita Hill and she just thought that that woman was just raking that honorable. Clarence Thomas over the coals unnecessarily because she's a feminist and was just sad that he wouldn't take her out on a date so on sexual harassment. Schlafly said quote non-criminal sexual harassment on the job is not a problem for the virtuous woman except in the rarest of cases. Yes so insert victim blaming here. Well if you're a virtuous woman you should have nothing to worry about. What were you wearing exactly and domestic violence. She said that when marriages are broken by false allegations of domestic violence. Us taxpayers four up an estimated twenty billion a year to support the resulting single-parent welfare dependent families. And I'm like that's your concern.
"phyllis schlafly" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You
"And she and Fred were hyper focused on. International Communism less so on the threat of reds in America like McCarthy was in a lot of that stems from the fact that she'd been so heavily focused on foreign policy and foreign politics in college and soon after that she gets a platform in one thousand nine hundred sixty two. She hosted a fifteen minute. Radio Show on national security called America wake up and it was carried by twenty-five Illinois station so she was like a lady Bill O'Reilly in the radio days almost and the same year her religious conservatism really ignites further following the Supreme Court decision prohibiting state-sponsored sponsored prayer in public schools which is still a massive lightning rod for religious conservatives. Obviously yeah I mean. It's almost like she's just kinda gathering up all of her platforms. You know in the in the fifties and sixties and then in nineteen sixty four star takes off yeah. She referred would refer to this later as her most productive year of her life period. And that's saying a lot considering you know like we said by the age of twenty seven. She was already hyper political. So so what more could phyllis be doing well? She was talking to the New York. Times is Gina Belafonte about how in nineteen sixty four? She was as we mentioned President of the Illinois Federation of Republican Women She went to the Republican convention and she was also stumping on behalf of a Republican candidate for presidential nomination buried gold water and Goldwater made His name really by voting against the Civil Rights Act because it was desegregation at the time. That was freaking. All the conservative white people out and finally here comes Barry Goldwater. Who's like you know what folks I'll take a stand against this and Phyllis was like big old you might dude and she wrote this book more of a pamphlet really. She read this book though called a choice not an echo about how Barry Goldwater is. Do you put all of your Republican support behind. And also how? He's the only person who can effectively combat that international communist threat. She self publishes this book and she will brag for the rest of her life. She always says that she sold three million copies out of her garage. And whether or not that number is accurate it. Is it definitely galvanize? This group of similarly white religious conservative Republicans and particularly Republican women. Yes and it helped launch Barry Goldwater into the presidential race. He got the Republican nomination to run unsuccessfully against Democrat LBJ and You know I was curious about what was in. The book is a biography of him. Is it some sort of inspirational tract of literature? Talking about Barry Goldwater background. Well according to Elizabeth Colbert's Not a fan characterization from two thousand five. She wrote that A choice not an echo was a mixture of fact sensational accusations. Commonsensical truth and elaborate conspiracy theories that is brought together in a compelling but evidently bogus narrative. But it's a narrative that still a still remains today because it poses these very conspiratorial questions that still stoke a lot of angst among a lot of people you know on either side of the political spectrum really At the beginning of the book choice on an echo she bullets out questions for readers to think about of who really picks the president because according to beach laugh it's a secret cabal of powerful white dudes. She also asks. How political conventions stolen? Who are the secret kingmakers? And how do hidden persuaders and propaganda gimmicks influence politics? I mean if you think that. The whole lame stream media Fox News Hatred of the New York. Times etc is a new thing. No no pece laugh in a choice. Not An echo was calling out all of those Newspapers including the Atlanta Journal Constitution Elliott. Yeah as being in on this group of kingmakers okay and they would selectively report on the party knowing full. Well I guess that you know who was really pulling the strings and that's kind of at the core of this right wing populism of saying you know what they're these there these secret meetings going on and they just they're going to turn our country into assessable pool of of secular welfare nonsense already because of the new deal you know they're already terrified him about the new deal and I take the podcast on tour anytime soon. It should just be called. What what did you say? Nonsense heckler Cesspool of nonsense But I mean in this. In in this election cycle we've heard similar refrains from the left. Select their plenty of people who are as fed up as as pece laugh about kingmakers in the establishment. A right as fed up and also as borderline can and slash full-blown conspiratorial But something else that jumped out to me in a choice. Not An ECHO is how schlafly describes herself how she kind of lays out her author credibility at the beginning of the book and she says that she's devoted thousands of hours to the Republican Party which is probably true and she talks about how she did this at a great sacrifice to her family because she has six kids and are although she's still at the point is I don't think she has six yet. She's still having babies but she's on her way to six and this is in direct contrast to what she'll be saying in the seventies where there is no sacrifice all of a sudden. It's just what she did just as a hobby. It's just easy for me. I don't worry. I still managed to be a fabulous housewife and mother. Did we employ A FULL-TIME HOUSEKEEPER? Yes but she always brag that they did not employ a nanny right and that she home schooled each of her six children until they were seven and that she breastfed all of them. Which I'm surprised she even said the word breast didn't maybe she just pointed to her boobs and winked when editor kids. Like These. Yeah it is. That was something else that comes up in pretty much every profile of her and she breastfed her six children. Like okay. Okay. What you know. But that's part of her whole perfect housewife image as she cultivated. Yeah but even though a choice on an echo was very successful in getting Barry Goldwater to be that year's Donald Trump essentially And it was very successful for spotlighting. The potential influence of Phyllis schlafly because Goldwater lost so starkly to LBJ the GOP establishment Hashtag dudes. We're like you know what you're white right. Wing Ultra Conservative Movement. Stuff like stay in the corner. Obviously you're not going to help. The Republican Party is a whole. So we're gonNA steer things back more moderate and peace laugh like we're not going to give you like a position or anything because you're a woman so just keep doing your your woman thing so she did really get like the sexist shaft from the GOP not surprisingly. So you're saying that schlafly shaft yes schlafly the shaft but then schlafly turn around and shaft us. Oh Yeah in the seventy S. But we're not even they're not even there yet. Because that's the thing most people's recollection Phyllis Schlafly just starts with the era. You gotTa know all this stuff leading up to it to make it all make sense. So what's happened? What has happened? So Pece Laugh has gotten snubbed. Essentially she ran for presidency of the National Federation of Republican women because she had been running a state level organization. She went for the national position and they were like Nog girl. You wrote that book in your garage. Good for you but Your candidate loss. Oh no and that was a huge burn for her. Yo Yeah that was a huge burn and she manages though to pull a lot of the women in the National Federation of Republican women a way to support her because she starts publishing in nineteen sixty seven this weekly newsletter. The schlafly report And it started out with just about three thousand subscribers and a lot of those were women that she had met in this National Federation of Republican Women As well as Women from her other organization that she'd been leading But as we'll talk about in the second half of the PODCAST. She does pull some amazing political and religious based maneuvering to massively raised the number of subscribers. Yeah and just in the background politically. We got to mention that in nineteen sixty six even though just two years earlier hyper conservative. Racist Barry Goldwater lost so famously to Lbj but that year you start to see conservative. Republicans winning some significant congressional and gubernatorial races including one Ronald Reagan becoming governor of California so schlafly launching her newsletter. The next year is really banking on the rise of this conservative movement which up until then had had been this kind of niche pocket of people But she starting to see it mainstream because really just because like white people were getting really scared about black people and feminists and three years. After PECE LAUGH LAUNCHES THE SCHLAFLY REPORT. She runs for Congress again and fails again but despite her faltering start Phyllis about to bust out and never looked back. That's right and we're gonNA talk about that.
"phyllis schlafly" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You
"Her mother wanted to stay home with the kids in the house and do the cooking and all about that stuff and be the traditional housewife. And so she's being raised with these ideas about traditional family and traditional politics and because of their financial situation at home. Phyllis realized that she was going to have to make her own way. It's not like Her parents could just pay for her to go to college and so she worked really hard. She was always at the top of her class. And in nineteen forty four. She received her bachelor's degree from Washington University. And in a makers interview. She talks about how she paid her way through college by working. She says forty eight hours a week as nightshift. Gunnar testing thirty and fifty caliber ammunition at a Saint Louis Munitions Plant and that is absolutely true. I mean she not only tested These guns she would also like document their trajectories and do all of this stuff which seems like again very appropriate resume item for someone who ended up leading right wing Republicans but also one thing we skipped over is that she graduated at nineteen right. She finished college in three years and graduated at nineteen like some people. Don't even enter college until nineteen like she was. I mean this woman was so driven and was from the outset not going to let anything stand in her way but at this point she doesn't necessarily want to go into politics. She ends up in nineteen forty five receiving her master's degree in political science from Radcliffe. Which was the sister university to Harvard at the time because while Harvard had started leading Some women from Radcliffe take colleges with Hoffman They wouldn't fully allow women into the school and apparently she ended up in Pali Sigh because it was one of the only things that she could study and do it at Harvard so she could do it in those mixed gender classrooms because it meant a lot to her to go to Harvard and Radcliffe. And if you listen to any interviews with her whenever she talks about her masters degree she loves talking about you know her bootstrapping of her education and she always says she went to Harvard but in fact her degrees from Radcliffe and I realized that that's kind of a minor detail but I think it's still says a lot about how she sort of adjusts her reality to fit this concept of a sexism free world that needs no feminism because as she would tell audiences usually of Filled with women. Well when I went to school there was no sexism. I had no trouble getting into college. I was able to study alongside. The boys know what these feminists. We're talking about one thousand nine hundred eighty five my blood pressure and yeah and and just as she didn't necessarily set out to be a poly SCI major she also did not set out to be a hyper conservative right wing Republican either. She was pretty moderate but she quickly shifted more conservative after she did face barriers and she would not admit necessarily that they were barriers. Used it more to illustrate that she was able to sort of shift course as needed and find her niche that allowed her to gain power to really become phyllis. Oh yeah definitely gain power for sure and Her Post College career path also hints as to why she has so much animosity toward big government because after she graduates from matriculated from Radcliffe. You know the war is ending and a lot of jobs are being reserved specifically for veterans most of whom are men so phyllis wants to get a job in the federal government. She's like I wanNA work on policy. This is my thing I got really into this police. Cy classwork and I'm good at it. She graduated at the top of her class but she couldn't find a job in the federal government because they were like no. We gotTA save these veterans. So big brother didn't allow Phyllis to fulfill her dream so she ends up at the far more conservative think-tank private think tank of the American Enterprise Institute. So I mean it's it's incredible to see all of these sign posts along the way. Yeah but like here's me you know ghost caroline who's not alive yet like no but Phyllis look at what you can fight. You can fight sexism that prevents women from going to the schools and getting the jobs they want but she wouldn't blame not getting that federal government job on sexism because they weren't telling her you couldn't get because you're a woman you couldn't get it because you're not a veteran so her I R- would be pointed toward the government. Okay well in nineteen forty nine. She Marries Fred. Fred Schlafly who is a devoutly Catholic and politically active lawyer. And what I what made me stop in? My tracks is a line about her wedding vows and this is a line that would be very much at home in an article about some. You know devout feminist getting married. Perhaps in the New York Times they write in the New York Times at the ceremony. Mrs Schlafly said she did not promise to obey only to cherish and that does not sound much like what she would say in her nineteen seventies anti our a campaign right. It was all about obeying Fred. Yeah because she was a housewife. Yeah and so this this this little bone that we keep picking up is the same bone that feminists have picked for decades because they say Phyllis Philly Schlafly schlafly laugh. Oh girl light peach laughs you. You are so active and driven on behalf of yourself basically and making sure that you get the opportunities that you want but what about all of the other women who does that sound like though who has similarly intense hair donald trump does a very as a very similar approach to this? Where your your D- reality is moves with the wind. Whatever you know best serves you at that time and we'll most elevate you then. Then that's truth that's your fact whether it is actually fact or not and she though Pece Laugh is essentially coated in Teflon. Yeah and it's kind of incredible to see how she does just constantly deflect any criticism and it seems like she. She enjoys receiving this criticism. Just I mean she's a total troll like run off of her she wants said she told The New York Times actually in two thousand six in the scale of liberal sins. Hypocrisy is the greatest. And they've always considered me a hypocrite and go on to say how she defends herself by saying you know. I never told women that they shouldn't or couldn't work outside the home quote. I simply didn't believe we need a constitutional amendment to protect women's rights. But did did she not advocate for housewives? Spe- that being the reality will. She certainly advocated for housewives but she would continually say well. I'm not telling you you have to be a housewife. I'm just saying that. We don't need to devalue housewives and that feminists are trying to undercut in destroy the role of housewives even though and this is a whole other podcast unto itself Caroline even though right before ole fill a sunkar claws into the equal rights amendment a woman. And I'm forgetting her name right now. Because I'm really worked up. A woman from the National Organization for Women started this relatively successful outreach feminist outreach to housewives and divorced women who suddenly found themselves you know not really knowing how to support themselves or not really know how to how to grapple with their personal politics and their domestic situation. So it's like so. That's another myth. Makes this mythology as she goes mythology. That still repeated definitely. Yeah that feminists want to destroy the home and destroy the family. Hi No many a feminist. Who has her own family and children even washes the dishes. I mean like the idea and you know. Of course. That's a silly thing to say. But my point being but like the idea that feminists are as like a Monolithic. Army are trying to destroy The family and the home I mean. It's it's insane but it's clearly ineffective tactic. It's clearly effective rhetoric. Oh yeah because it's all about stoking. Fear that is that's really the name of the game with all of this and one thousand nine hundred eighty two. She's just twenty seven years old when her political aspirations get a kick in the pants because a group of Republicans local Republicans come over to her and Fred's house. They come over to the shafts and they encourage Fred to run for Congress. Say there's an open seat in there like Fred. You're the guy you should do it in Fred's like listen. I'm not really interested and as the story goes at one point. One of these gentlemen jokingly says hey villas you should run and fills is like okay damn straight. I should run. And she's off from there. I mean she really seizes this opportunity and she runs and wins the primary which was huge but of course she loses in the general election. Yeah she was in a really democratic area way more liberal and I think she was against an incumbent to yes. She's yeah she was and we read that by the end of that race her opponent her democratic opponent was so livid with the rhetoric she used about him being this liberal monster that he would not even shake her hand. He was so mad at the stuff that she had stirred up about him and she wasn't even yet thirty already stirring that political pot and one thing. That's really interesting that was. We were reading about how her rhetoric and the way that she positioned herself as a woman in politics. Really sort of echoed The selfridge's and women in the progressive era who were in women's clubs part of the Women's Club Movement. Because you know remember back then women didn't have the vote so if they wanted to agitate and be activists for any causes and help women in any way each other they had to join these clubs and and band together for things like daycare Or other other causes that could potentially help families and their communities and so One thing that she had in common with those early women who were being political even if they could not be in politics was that she positioned herself as a woman who would clean up the dirty mess of politics and it needed cleaning up because it was run by men and so here she is positioning herself as I'm a woman and therefore with my natural womanly abilities I'll be a better candidate for you right. Because that was a suffragette argument of why we should have voting rights and political involvement because of the domesticity Victorian era idea of woman as the moral center of the hall right so let let the moral compasses and their vaginas. Come into the political process fellow so we can clean up after you. We also have to remember too that she was fiercely anti-communist and extremely hawkish on foreign policy to the point that she was like Joe McCarthy level and maybe even more so anticommunist and that's really where her focus resided for a long time well before she sets her sights on the era and even after that defeat though in one thousand nine hundred eighty two she gets up and keeps going. You can tell that this kind of lit a fire for her because she starts stumping around Illinois on behalf of the daughters of the American revolution that she remains super active and from nineteen fifty six to nineteen sixty four. She was President of the Illinois Federation of Republican Women. So you can see her. Starting to gradually rise through these organizational ranks. But now we're also seeing her diverted off sort of to the women's auxiliary side of things and in the meantime in nineteen fifty eight. She and Fred started the Cardinal Minds N. T. Foundation which was named for the Roman Catholic leader who had been tortured and imprisoned by Hungarian Communists in an effort to educate Catholics on the dangers of communism..
Virginia Lawmakers Renew National Debate Over ERA
"Martin in Virginia this week state lawmakers are set to take a series of important votes on the equal rights amendment thirty eight states are needed to ratify it and Virginia with these folks would be the thirty eighth that's likely to spark legal battles over whether the ERA is still viable and a renewed national debate over the proposed constitutional amendment which would forbid discrimination based on sex it's a fight that stretches back decades and a generation of women who long ago battled on either side of the issue are watching and fighting again and pure Serra McCammon spoke with several of them Andrea Miller first heard about the equal rights amendment from her mother it basically went I'm very interested and the equal rights amendment I disagree with it a little I think women are superior to men but we'll settle for being a call that would be what what my mother told me there was an eighth grader in the Chicago suburbs in the late nineteen sixties her mom owned a business delivering mail door to door and they used to drum up support for the ERA so what we did was we took our little ERA wires and stuck them in the bag of junk mail a few years later and Schlafly Cory was also learning about the issue from her mom the weight Phyllis Schlafly the ERA's most prominent opponent the telephone rang day and evening with calls and questions from supporters and from reporters on ERA with Shaq constant in my childhood now sixty five and living in Saint Louis Schlafly Corey has continued her mother's work promoting conservative causes she fears the ERA would make it harder to restrict abortion even if the US Supreme Court eventually overturns the nineteen seventy three roe V. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide I think there are a lot of concerns about ERA have not changed in the nineteen seventies to today because the the end result ERA is to make men and women and interchangeable in every situation that's a problem Schlafly Cory says because there are biological differences between men and women that sometimes require differences in the law at least folk of stop ERA Illinois it warns of an end to separate prison facilities for female inmates or that women could be forced into a military draft book says she's oppose the equal rights amendment since she was a teenager in the nineteen seventies she believes many women who support it don't understand it it's very emotional for them they're very attached to it from the seventies they believe that going to be the cure all for all their problems and what they don't understand is it's really not going to add any benefit to them it's only going to add harm for Donna grant ski a seventy three year old activist and retired teacher from Midlothian Virginia the upcoming vote in the state legislature is a historic moment she remembers coming to the Virginia can capital in the nineteen seventies lining a walkway holding candles to show support for the ERA and yes she says it is an emotional moment I may get teary eyed now it means that my country looks at else the same way it looks at mail it means that my granddaughters can pick up a copy of the United States constitution and see that they are in trying to even assuming that Virginia ratifies the equal rights amendment this week it faces an uncertain future the justice department has issued an opinion saying that the deadline for the E. R. A. to be added to the constitution has expired if that stands it could mean another round of debate over the amendment in state houses nationwide there macam and NPR news Virginia
"phyllis schlafly" Discussed on The Electorette Podcast
"The states again. It's the system that we have of the federal government participating with the state governments and so three fourths Earth's of US states have to ratify any amendment in order for it to actually get into the constitution. And so what happened with the equal rights amendment is right away many states aids ratified it was on the platform of both political parties until Nineteen seventy-two wildly popular Picked up a lot of steam it was immediately ratified by many states and it got up to thirty five states unfortunately the number that's needed thirty. Eight not thirty five And so the deadline which was imposed used by Congress. They put a deadline seven-year deadline so the nineteen Seventy nine was set for the deadline. That deadline was extended by. Congress wants to nineteen eighty to and The equal rights amendment still fell three states short in one thousand nine hundred. I'm looking at the timeline. Now and like you said three fourths of the states have to ratify it. So that's thirty. Eight total and up until nineteen. So there was kind of a snowball effect until the late nineteen seventies and then in Indiana in nineteen seventy seventy just kind of stopped right and just curious that you know like what the cultural climate was that. I'm just thinking out loud. Like what the cultural. Hey it's kind of a wild moment in time. Because the women's rights movement was in full bloom in the early seventies You had marches for the Equal Rights Amendment Amendment In order to extend the deadline there were marches. Hundreds of thousands of people marched on Washington was a huge nationwide issue And there was wide support for changing the amendment. What changed how did it go from? You know rapidly getting thirty states to right away. Ratify it to slowing down while two things happened. One of the culture wars really picked up And a woman named Phyllis Schlafly who is One of the most powerful figures ears in American political life If not in those decades certainly even perhaps in the century she started a movement called stop. Era so she. She started organizing women to advocate against the IRA and the reason that was successful as they use a lot of scare tactics so they would say things like housewives. Swabs are going to be forced onto the front lines at the military dragged. Out of their homes You know they would. They would use the bathrooms argument. which was is even putting today but also at the time they use gay marriage so they was marriage equality? This is GonNa Cause Gay people to be able to get married so they use a lot of scare tactics in order to fight the equal rights amendment but also towards the end it was coming down to the state. The unratified state and a lot of the unratified states are places where women's rights are constantly under attack. Where where women are really falling behind? So you know there were fifteen states. That didn't ratify in twenty seventeen of this this incredible woman. Her name is Pat Spearman and she is a senator. She's a black preacher. A black preacher in Nevada and she essentially resurrected directed the rights amendment. She got the equal rights amendment ratified first time in thirty years anywhere that it had been ratified and she got it ratified in Nevada in twenty seventeen eighteen. And so this reignited the Movement for the Equal Rights Amendment people thought OK well states can still ratify today and then Illinois followed suit so Illinois Loyd ratified it in two thousand eighteen And then we had just one more state At this point we're almost to the thirty eight threshold required by the Constitution. And and that's really where we are today. The next most likely to state to ratify Virginia being currently brought up in the Virginia Senate and the Virginia House of delegates gets it almost passed in Virginia last year in two thousand nineteen so we are just a hair's breath away from getting that final thirty eighth state that is fascinating fascinating. I didn't know the history about Nevada. I didn't I didn't know that in two thousand seventeen. I knew the twin in Nevada. The I keep saying Nevada Nevada. I'm not really sure added in Nevada so a Tina Vada I knew that it was ratified in two thousand seventeen but I did not know the history and now that I'm looking at it. That is pretty remarkable from nineteen. Seventy seven Indiana being the last state to ratify to two thousand seventeen so that that was. That was huge. I'm I'm assuming that if she had not done this people would probably forgotten you know our immune some people who never forgot there were people fought for the equal rights amendment all that time who were advocating in the states who never really gave up on the dream of having an amendment for in the Constitution to protect women But it was largely forgotten and efforts in the women's movement sort of went to other other causes and other issues but there were some women who never forgot and and constantly advocated. What really one of the things that kind of brought the equal rights amendment back onto the table is the twenty seven th amendment so the most recent amendment to the constitution is called the Madison Amendment It was proposed by James Madison has to do with congressional pay. It was proposed by James Madison. But it wasn't ratified edified until the early nineteen nineties. So two hundred and three years later a particularly agitated gentlemen in Texas decided that he was going to create a movement to ratify the the Madison Amendment and it did get ratified so people who are in the Ra movement. Were looking around and thinking way. Okay okay it. Two Hundred Years can pass. An amendment can still make it into the constitution. Additional states than thirty years is not too much then we can still bill agitate and we can still get this amendment that we've always wanted so the equal rights amendment would be the twenty eighth amendment to the Constitution. You know and and again I am endlessly fascinated by women who uphold harmful patriarchal norms. Like this Phyllis Shave with. I just can't I can't wrap my brain around around super interesting character. She's very talented. If you watch debates with her it's fascinating because she debated waited some of the most prominent people in the women's movement at the time and she really honestly wipes the floor with them like she is always more prepared. She's very very intelligent. She's always on point. She is a very very fascinating and talented woman The problem is of course she always gets blamed with the defeat of the equal rights amendment. But for me. I think it's important to remember. That sure. She was the face of it but she she ran for Congress twice and she lost both time. I'm so she never actually voted against the equal rights amendment. The people who voted against the equal rights amendment were meant. They needed cover. They needed to say that that it was just a fight women against women but it was not the people who kept it out of Congress where men the people in the state legislatures to this day. In some of the states where the amendment have not been ratified have eighty percent men in their legislatures. Even the Federal Conver- Congress today The vast majority are men so the actual the people who are truly keeping us from constitutional equality are not women She she really put a face to it and she organized and she helped defeat feet the equal rights amendment but the end of the day the decision makers the people who had power the elected officials were met. I'm glad you said that that. That's that's a really excellent point because representation matters and it seems like that that repeats itself throughout history that you know women often. I see that a lot happening with Nancy Pelosi in a lot of other examples we can think go where you know. The name is wrapped around women. When we love our favorite exactly I I mean the things she did are very very sad the way that she changed the conversation at first it seemed like it was women against men in power but she inserted herself into the conversation in a way that made it seem like it was just a difference of opinion among women and that is not true Also she is not the one who would benefit from keeping the equal rights amendment out of the Constitution that is men who directly benefit from not having us on equal. WHOA stature so I I I always hesitate to blame things like this on women She's a fascinating figure and an important person in the movement but it is it is not her fault she never won election show. She never actually got to vote against the cement right not to mention that men can't alone pick up this fight right right and it is the right thing to do regardless of what your gender at scores.
"phyllis schlafly" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM
"The great American women's perspective on things about equal rights amendment earrings about women serving in the military and more. Joining me now from the independent women's forum is the honorable Julie gun. Lock Jolie gun. Lock welcome again to the Bill Cunningham show. Julie how are you? I'm doing great. Thanks. I want to get your reaction first of all to well. Let's deal with women in the military because right now or a federal judge has ruled that the draft was doesn't exist. But men have got to register for it. But I think between the ages of eighteen and thirty four that somehow. And I certainly agree with it on paper. But I don't agree to it in principle. I know what my granddaughter, I don't want my wife or sister serving but the equal rights amendment is surfacing again. Which ostensibly we'll give women equal rights to men one St. short. So give me a woman conservative woman's perspective on not just the ERA women serving in the military. Well, look on the ER a it sounds really good, right? It it sorta taps into this grievance culture that we have out there. That tells women that were unequal we're treated on equal reconstitute victimized. There's mass hysterical levels of misogyny and sexism out there were paid less. We're not appreciated we do everything. So of course, the sort of taps into the equal rights amendment. But what people need to understand is that women are already guaranteed equal rights by the fourteenth amendment, which states that the government may not. Deny. It says quote deny any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws, and we have a number of federal and state and local laws that say it is illegal to discriminate based on sex. We have these laws in place, we have these protections in place, and you know, what I find so insulting is the idea that we literally need to amend the constitution to protest a little me the weaker sex. Thing it's insulting it's patronizing. And frankly, I find those who are pushing the IRA to be the true sexist. I don't need their protections under the under under the constitution. I don't need changes to the constitution. I already have those protections. And if anyone would just sit down and read the constitution, they would understand that. The point is political not substantive at the point is is to continue to make women cower in fear that Sex's men are about to assault them beat them hurt them assault on college campuses that somehow government's got to help a woman what their paycheck, and what's going to happen. And so we're only one state short of the thirty eight required under the you're too young to remember it but in the seventies and eighties. This was a big deal, and it was finally stopped. Because feminists said wait a minute number one priority protected by the fourteenth amendment. But number two, we have certain advantages over man. And so we're going to give men we're going to increase the rights that they have to equal women and women said, we don't want this. Well, God bless Phyllis schlafly who was learnt of and the mainstream press is largely last at, but she did a lot for women in this country. She alone thought the which for a while, thanks to sort of second way feminism we had a lot of support for it. But ultimately it fell flat. When people started to realize realize. Is that women do benefit from not having served not being drafted? You know, there's a lot of things that FEMA pass we wouldn't have as much legal rights. We wouldn't have certain protections. So women really started to realize that and again, it's because Phyllis schlafly. She's a hero to women in this country against she's she's largely made fun of by you know, sort of the elites in the mainstream out there. But but she really accomplished a great deal. The thing with one of the things that the ear. I would do was it would make women eligible for the draft. And this is also I think in our sort of modern area, they are very attractive. You look at the sports situation, you have transgenders Dow competing against women you had this idea that there's no differences between men and women. Actually, I w I just had a a really fabulous about New York City about who's afraid of sex difference. And we talked about how biologically neuro biologically and just physically men and women are very different. Why are we so afraid to talk about this? And so what the draft would do would it would it would play it a women possibly on the front lines facing enemies that are physically stronger than them. This is something that people should know about certainly women should know about that sort of glossed over by the feminists, and those are pushing the RA the issue that issue to me is used because men and women are equal. But dammit were different men have more lung space. We got bigger we're stronger, our hands our shoulders. So I'm watching in Connecticut. These high school boys who aren't doing well running against boys. So now, they're winning the state title for girls because they haven't gone through surgery or hormonal stuff they identify as female and as a consequence that means they can run in these events. What happens when a twenty five year? Old former college male golfer identifies as a female and show of shows up in the LPGA tour hitting the ball three hundred twenty five yards. What happens then, well, we're starting to see some out against transgenders competing and women's sports. And she she said, you know, look at anybody knows Martina. I'm just going to stick with Martina Martinez is a as a champion of LGBT writes way, back in the eighties shoot one of the leading champions of aids research and a champion of aids of of of the cause of aids and in terms of research and human rights, and and and and she is a leader on on on fighting for the rights of the LGBT community, and she came out. So this is this is a woman who who who is is sort of new to these issues. So she came out with a really compelling piece talking about how she she really research. She went and she looked at the biology. She looked at the science of these issues, and she came out and said, look, we should not have transgenders transgender women. These are formerly men who have transitions to to to a female best. They can and and and competing in these these sports, and man, she has been dropped by the LGBT community some sort of sponsors. She has been blasted by this community. And she said I went away I researched it, and I came to these conclusions. And so it is really it is it's extremely politically dicey for people to really take up these issues, but this apply the reason I'm talking about this is to me this applies to women in the draft being on the front lines in combat. We can pretend there's no difference between men and women. But there clearly is whether it comes from, you know, the. You know, the tennis courts to other sports venues to military passing the ER a would would allow women to go into the draft and to be put in these frontline combat positions. That is dangerous. Why that's considered good for women progress for women. I will never understand Joni god-like independent women's forum several months ago, it might have been an August September at the US open. John McEnroe one of the top five or six tennis players of all time was asked what about Serena Williams playing on the men's tour, and he made the comment that would be impossible. That that the one thousand ranked male in the world would regularly beat Serena Williams and one as said when he said that hey, got nothing. But hell John Lloyd was married to Chris Evert, Lloyd, and John Lloyd was on the ATP tour, but he was like one hundred and fifty in the world, and they would practice together, and John Lloyd B Chris Evert all the time when they when she was number one ranked in the world house is good for women to have men identifies a women and takeover women's sports. You would think feminists would say hell, no, we're not gonna do that. But they don't do that. Do they? Well, we really are starting to. We're seeing most of this in high school sports, right? We're seeing this in the Connecticut case of the two. Transgender female identifying young men who who if you look at them. They have the body build of men they have the lung capacity of men, they have the widened shoulders. They have the longer legs and they are winning every single race because they are only now going through transition. So they have been through most of humanity and most of developing as boys, and so they they have an advantage. But you're saying this in high school sports, and this is what have we seen it in other sports? I at a lower level bicycling, for instance, recently, there was a world sort of a world championship and a transgender woman. So that's a man who to then I am. It's very hard to keep track from. Then changed to a woman. You know, she she one and one of the the woman who came in second or third sort of objected, man. She was hammered hammered. You also have seen it a little bit and some weightlifting now the weightlifting and bike racing. Are thing are sports that are not. So popular the minute. We start to see this and women's tennis the minute we start to see this and women's basketball the minute we start to see in the slightly more popular, women's sports arenas. You're going to see more prominent blowback. I mean, what Martinez natural natural Turlough by dead, very brave the very rare. And I think as some of the the sort of more higher visibility sports involving women women's sports more popular women's sports as as transgender start to start to come into those sports, you'll see more vocal opposition. But right now, what's so sad is. In high school sports and everybody is so terrified to speak up that we're we're not seeing it. But I think as these as transgender sort of start to get into more prominent sports, we will see more objections. Another issue is the sexual rape and assault of so many young girls as young as seven or eight years old. But but women according to the president, according to ice win interviewed about one third or more of women who travel across Mexico when you go into very so-called counties. You have to pay a toll either pay money your pay with your body. And so one of the arguments Trump made the other day in his speech to to CPAC is, wait a minute. Now that there are literally hundreds of thousands of young girls and women and some boys that are sexually assaulted. So one of the reasons to shut down the southern border is too distant courage, the rape of sexual assault of girls and women and young boys and men on the perilous dirty, and you would think if you're a feminist what you wanna do is. Protect the chastity of these women that are forced to take birth control pills along because their teenage girls getting rape. But but the feminist don't react like that. Do they know where's the metoo movement for the women coming across the southern border? I'd like to know that right? I mean, where is the where's rose McGowan? Okay. Where are the seminaries who, you know, are so agitated about like the rapist in Hollywood. But they don't give a crap about the women who are trying to cross the southern border and again or having to give their young daughters, birth control. So that they don't get pregnant by their rapists. It isn't academic. It is I mean, the us government considers a whole bunch of epidemics Hollywood. So do all these activists, okay, female, feminist activist? But when it comes to the poor women crossing the southern border. They don't seem to give a crap sorry for my language, but they don't and it is irritating and the era of of metoo. So we're also woke we're all supposed to be. So we're also supposed to be so concerned about the about. Women in general who are victims of sexual assault. And yet you have these horrifying horrifying stories about women young women older women, and yeah, even young boys being raped on the southern border, and nobody cares..