Phyllis Schlafly, Happy Warrior

Phyllis Schlafly had a wonderful talent for driving men and women — especially women of a rigid political bent — mad. She was the leading American anti-feminist and the chief antagonist of the so-called Equal Rights Amendment, making the case for traditional maternal and uxorial virtues while balancing the raising of six children against the demands of a career that included publishing 27 books (one of them posthumously, if only barely), thousands of articles and op-eds, constant travel and lecturing, and the founding and maintenance of a large, complex, and — the unforgivable sin for her opponents — extraordinarily effective advocacy organization, Eagle Forum.

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