'We have got to restore marriage of the mother and father as the fundamental of society'
Posted: June 16, 2011 1:00 am Eastern
By Bob Unruh © 2011 WND
Phyllis Schlafly is a lawyer who served as a member of the Commission on the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution at the request of President Reagan. She has testified before dozens of congressional and state legislative committees, earned a J.D. from Washington University Law School and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Human Letters. She is the nation's best-known advocate of the dignity owed to fulltime homemakers, nearly single-handedly defeated the Equal Rights Amendment and was the 1992 Illinois Mother of the Year.
Now she's offering a solution that she believes would fix feminism.
"For starters I would say [young women] need to be involved in political action, because so many of our laws and customs are established by the courts or legislatures. We need the help of young women," she said today in at interview with James Dobson on his program FamilyTalk.
Schlafly was there along with her niece, Suzanne Venker, to talk about their new book, "The Flipside of Feminism: What Conservative Women Know and Men Can't Say."
Schlafly continued, "The big fight right now is about marriage. Feminists hate marriage. [They believe] you don't need men. … Many of us grew up in a society where we had a traditional family. Father was provider and protecter of the family. That way of life seems to be going away. The big attack on marriage is coming from the feminists.
"They pushed divorce … want to get rid of DOMA [the federal Defense of Marriage Act]. We have got to restore marriage of the mother and father as the basic stable fundamental of our society," she said. FULL STORY