Phyllis Schlafly

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Anti-Feminist Housewife Who Helped Defeat ERA Dies

Phyllis Schlafly was 92

(Newser) - Conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly, best known for her successful campaign to defeat the Equal Rights Amendment, has died at her home in St. Louis. She was 92. The author and activist attended scores of hearings in the 1970s to testify against the amendment, arguing that equal rights would disadvantage housewives.... More »

Craft Brewery Mired in Family Drama Over Name

Schlafly wants to trademark its name 20 years later; Phyllis Schlafly's son no fan

(Newser) - Schlafly is a familiar name for craft-beer lovers: The St. Louis, Missouri-based brewery has been brewing under that label for 20 years. But the private equity firm that bought a majority of the brewery in 2011 wants to see "Schlafly" trademarked, and that's opened up a can of... More »

Phyllis Schlafly Warns Men: Don't Date Feminists

Conservative 'godmother' slams liberals over contraception flap

(Newser) - Phyllis Schlafly's advice to young men: Don't date feminists, even though "some of them are pretty." Speaking to an all-male student crowd at The Citadel college in South Carolina this week, the so-called "godmother of conservatism" also blamed feminists for drumming up the recent contraception... More »

Dems Pounce on Schlafly's 'Unmarried Women' Comment

'All welfare goes to unmarried moms'

(Newser) - After conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly claimed that "unmarried women" are all on welfare at a recent fundraiser, Dems are training their sights on the 75 GOP candidates endorsed by the Schlaafly-led Eagle Forum, plan to paint those she has endorsed as extremists and pressure them to reject the endorsement.... More »

Texas Pols Tussle Over Obama's Name in Textbooks

Schools to take hard right with curriculum changes

(Newser) - The slave trade was actually the "Atlantic triangular trade," and capitalism is always "free enterprise" under textbook changes to be voted on as early as today in Texas. The Board of Education, putting the final touches on the new guidelines yesterday, finally agreed to add the current... More »

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