Phyllis Schlafly argued that because no law could change the fact that only women have babies, our laws should give deference to women with the special privileges ERA would take away.
Month: March 2020
Phyllis Schlafly highly valued education at a time when not many women went to college. She earned a B.A. from Washington University in Saint Louis in 1944 and a Masters from Harvard in 1945. She earned her J.D. in 1978 and an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters in 2008, both from Washington University.
In 1964, Phyllis Schlafly released her iconic book A Choice Not An Echo decrying the Establishment Republican “Kingmakers” who picked weak presidential candidates that only echoed Democrats. She self-published and sold three million copies from her garage. That book is largely credited with starting the modern conservative movement.