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  • Democrats call for resurrection of long-dead ERA

    03/18/2021 9:43:48 PM PDT · by fwdude · 12 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | March 17, 2021 | Bob Unruh
    House Democrats voted unanimously Wednesday, along with four Republicans, to "resuscitate" the ERA, even though the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, who long advocated the plan, admitted it was dead and gone. "This was ERA’s poorest showing in the House in 50 years," said Douglas D. Johnson, senior policy advisor to the National Right to Life Committee and director of its ERA Project. "Only 52% of voting House members supported ERA today, compared to 94% in 1971, and 56% in 2020. Today’s tally was 62 votes below the two-thirds margin that the Constitution requires to perform grown-up constitutional amending, as...
  • Judge dismisses lawsuit by Democratic AGs to recognize ERA

    03/07/2021 3:01:25 PM PST · by Repeal 16-17 · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 6, 2021 | Michelle L. Price
    A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by three Democratic state attorneys general that had sought to force the federal government to recognize Virginia’s vote last year to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment and add it to the Constitution. Shortly after Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the amendment that supporters say will guarantee women equal rights under the law, the archivist of the United States declared he would take no action to certify the amendment’s adoption, citing an opinion from the Department of Justice under the Trump administration. Constitutional amendments must be ratified by three-quarters of...
  • Advocates plan birthday gift for the 19th Amendment: The ERA [barf alert]

    08/17/2020 6:43:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Dissociated Press ^ | August 17, 2020 | Jocelyn Noveck
    It was a huge step forward for American women when, exactly 100 years ago, they finally gained the guaranteed right to vote with ratification of the 19th Amendment. But to Alice Paul, the step wasn’t nearly large enough. Paul, a suffragist who’d waged hunger strikes and endured forced feedings in jail so women could get the vote, equipped herself with a law degree and got to work writing another constitutional amendment — one that would guarantee women equal rights under the law. She introduced that amendment — now known as the Equal Rights Amendment — in Congress in 1923. Of...
  • Four Years After Her Passing, Feminists Are Still Losing to Phyllis Schlafly

    06/02/2020 10:11:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 2, 2020 | Peter Burns
    'Mrs. America' tries to paint Phyllis Schlafly as cold and unforgiving, but the conservative icon my grandmother and I knew was nothing of the sort. My grandmother was in a Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter with Phyllis Schlafly from 1965 to 1990. A few years before she died, I had the privilege to intern for Mrs. Schlafly. So, during quarantine, as we watched the FX series “Mrs. America” together, we became filled with growing frustration and disgust at seeing the woman we had known misrepresented and defamed. What is most striking about “Mrs. America,” however, is how little it...
  • ‘Mrs. America’ Imagines Conservative Defections from STOP ERA Cause

    05/28/2020 1:26:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    mrcNewsbusters ^ | May 21, 2020 | Julia A. Seymour
    As the inevitable, real-life defeat of the Equal Rights Amendment neared, Mrs. America focused on the made-up defection of a devoted conservative woman. It also used a host of negative characterizations against the same woman (Alice, played by Sarah Paulson). The next to last episode, “Houston,” was about the Women’s Convention that took place in 1977, but focused almost entirely on how the convention affected fictional characters Alice and Pamela, bringing them a kind of liberal enlightenment. By focusing mostly on Alice, who was not a real person, show creators were able to invent a story of her coming to...
  • ‘Mrs. America’ Can’t Hide All The Things Phyllis Schlafly Got Right About Women

    05/19/2020 9:13:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 19, 202 | Jeremy Karl
    Just as has happened in our economy dominated by finance capitalism, feminism brought outsized benefits to a few in exchange for the suffering of many. Starring Academy Award Winner Cate Blanchett as conservative firebrand Phyllis Schlafly, Hulu series “Mrs. America” has been getting awards buzz. While the writers are too skilled to give a one-dimensional portrayal of Schlafly, nonetheless the broader agenda of the show is clear: to anathematize Schlafly, build up the feminists who opposed her, and ultimately, to push for a new Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). “Mrs. America” is effective propaganda against Schlafly and conservative ideas because it...
  • Ms. Judging Mrs. America

    05/10/2020 12:57:16 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 17 replies
    City Journal ^ | 8 May 2020 | Kay Mymowitz
    Even amid an all-consuming global crisis, Mrs. America, the new series from FX on Hulu, was guaranteed to become a media event. After watching six of the nine episodes—the only ones available as of this writing—I can attest that the attention is warranted. It’s a lively, superbly acted, cleverly structured ensemble piece about the 1970s battle royal between feminists and Middle American housewives over the Equal Rights Amendment. It has timeliness going for it, too, illustrating the straight line between the populist forces mobilized by ERA foe Phyllis Schlafly and those that sent Donald Trump to the White House 40-odd...
  • Protesting never solved anything - except defeated the ERA

    04/29/2020 3:52:07 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 12 replies
    Have you ever explained to a friend of yours how fun protesting is, about how important it is, how its right in the constitution because the Founders wanted us to be protesters - only to be met with irritation or a belief that protesting is somehow a "left wing thing"? Or, the worst one of all is this one: "Yeah well protesting never solved anything". Honestly, I think this one could be just as bad: "I have a job", as if somehow being active and involved is beneath you and apathy is virtuous. I have news for you, because you...
  • Phyllis Schlafly on the Equal Rights Amendment | Phil Donahue Show 1974

    04/27/2020 9:18:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    Phyllis Schlafly Eagles ^ | Jan 30, 2019 | Phyllis Schlafly Eagles
    Phyllis Schlafly on the Equal Rights Amendment | Phil Donahue Show 1974 One of Phyllis Schlafly's most well-known and quoted television appearances was on the Donahue Show in 1974. She fielded questions from the crowd and took praise and criticism alike for over an hour, defending her positions soundly with a smile the whole time. As the battle against ERA and radical anti-family forces continues, there's no better time than now to see and learn from Phyllis's timeless techniques and still-timely arguments in defense of America's women. Looks to be the entire show Video is 45 minutes long
  • ‘Mrs. America’ Makes Conservative Schlafly A Cold, Attention-Seeking ‘Antihero’

    04/27/2020 8:53:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    mrcNewsbusters ^ | April 16, 2020 | Julia A. Seymour
    Eagle Forum founder Phyllis Schlafly remains a heroine to many conservatives. Clearly, she is not to the makers of Mrs. America, which debuted on FX on Hulu Wednesday. From the start, Schlafly is shown pretending. She pastes a smile to walk a runway in a red, white and blue bikini at a Republican fundraiser. Once she’s safely facing backstage, the phony smile is dropped. Throughout the first three episodes, Cate Blanchett’s portrayal makes Schlafly seem intelligent, but also cold and desperate to have a voice in the male-dominated political universe. In multiple scenes she becomes annoyed when others try to...
  • ‘Mrs. America’ Hurls Allegation of KKK Connection at Schlafly

    04/27/2020 8:37:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    mrcNewsbusters ^ | April 23, 2020 | Julia A. Seymour
    Feminist matriarch Betty Friedan may have never actually called Phyllis Schlafly “The real wicked witch of the [women’s] movement,” but that’s certainly how Mrs. America is portraying Schlafly in the new series. In “Betty,” Wednesday's fourth episode of the FX on Hulu show, the fight between feminists and STOP ERA is raging in 1973, just after the Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade. The feminists are so elated by the court ruling legalizing abortion, Friedan (played by Tracey Ullman) is the only one of who sees the grassroots conservative efforts as a growing threat. It’s a threat she’s determined...
  • Hulu’s ‘Mrs. America’ disparages Harvard-educated mom who helped defeat the pro-abortion Equal Rights Amendment

    04/27/2020 8:30:56 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    When Betty Friedan’s book, “The Feminine Mystique,” was published in 1963, it outlined legitimate grievances of women feeling isolated and unfulfilled in their homes. Referring to the problem as “this nameless dissatisfaction for women,” the original manuscript for Friedan’s book did not mention abortion or contraception. Her book was passionate, and it inspired women, but it did not indict them for motherhood. Rather, Friedan called for this new brand of feminism to be a pro-family movement. Unfortunately, sexual liberation and misandry became the forefront of the movement, and this trend continues today. Women like Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown (who...
  • In ‘Mrs. America,’ Hollywood Once Again Fails To Understand Conservative Women

    04/27/2020 7:48:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 27, 2020 | Sarah Weaver
    To Hollywood, Schlafly was either a confused victim suffering from a chronic case of Stockholm syndrome or a purely evil, power-hungry denigrator of women — or both. In Hulu’s recent biopic “Mrs. America,” the fourth episode of which was released Wednesday, Hollywood attempts to depict the two sides of the women’s liberation movement. This again only proves how much it misunderstands conservative women.The miniseries tells the story of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), highlighting high-profile female proponents and opponents. Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, and others are among the featured proponents, while Phyllis Schlafly and her band of activist...
  • Here’s 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Phyllis Schlafly

    04/24/2020 8:14:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 24, 2020 | Anne Schlafly Cory
    My mother Phyllis Schlafly made quite a name for herself in the fight over the Equal Rights Amendment, but here are a few little-known facts about her. 1. She was painfully shy. It was easier for her to speak at a podium to a huge crowd than to engage in small-talk with one person. She spent her life trying to conquer her shyness. 2. She had a keen sense of humor and used humor to score debate points. She once sang “Bella’s Bunch is Coming to Town” to the tune of the Santa Claus version. 3. She recited the rosary...
  • Phyllis Schlafly: Godmother of 'America First' (Hollywood Hate)

    04/16/2020 9:08:44 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 13 replies
    WND ^ | April 15, 2020 | Michelle Malkin
    Michelle Malkin thumps producers of new film demonizing conservative icon Anti-patriot hatred never rests. Hollywood has launched a new character assassination vehicle targeting the late great Phyllis Schlafly. "Mrs. America" debuts on FX on Hulu this week with liberal actress Cate Blanchett starring as the traditionalist Catholic conservative activist who defeated the so-called Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s and went on to helm the influential Eagle Forum until her death at 92 in 2016. Blanchett, who also served as executive producer on the project, denies any bias against Schlafly and points to the entire movie staff's refusal to speak...
  • A Common Misconception About The Origin of Spygate – Political Surveillance In The Era of President Obama

    04/15/2020 7:36:44 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 9 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 15, 2020 | sundance
    With the release of recent transcripts and the declassification of material from within the IG report on the Carter Page FISA, there is a common misconception about why the intelligence apparatus began investigating the Trump campaign.  In this outline we hope to provide some deep source material that will explain the origin, and specifically why the those inside the Intelligence Community began using Confidential Human Sources.During the time-frame of December 2015 through April 2016 the NSA database was being exploited by contractors within the intelligence community doing unauthorized searches.On March 9, 2016, oversight personnel doing a review of FBI system...
  • Phyllis Schlafly’s Daughter On Why ‘Mrs. America’ Gets Her Mother Wrong

    04/15/2020 7:25:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 15, 2020 | Emily Jashinsky
    With the revived push for the Equal Rights Amendment has come a revived push to cast Phyllis Schlafly as a historical villain. These are revisionist efforts informed by ideological bias more than fact. With the revived push for the Equal Rights Amendment has come a revived push to cast Phyllis Schlafly as a historical villain. These are revisionist efforts informed by ideological bias more than fact. Enter “Mrs. America,” FX’s flashy new prestige offering starring Cate Blanchett as Schlafly. Last month, I interviewed Anne Schlafly Cori, daughter of the late conservative activist, about the six-episode series, which premieres on Hulu...
  • Elites Hate Phyllis Schlafly Because She Defeated Them From Home With Six Kids In Tow

    04/14/2020 8:33:48 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/13/2020 | Colleen Holcomb
    Unable to defeat Schlafly in life, cultural elites in Hollywood are now attacking her posthumously in the brazenly dishonest 'Mrs. America' series.
  • Elites Hate Phyllis Schlafly Because She Defeated Them From Home With Six Kids In Tow

    04/13/2020 11:36:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    The Federalist ^ | Colleen Holmes Holcomb
    Unable to defeat Schlafly in life, cultural elites in Hollywood are now attacking her posthumously in the brazenly dishonest 'Mrs. America' series.> Liberal cultural elites have had it out for Phyllis Schlafly since she defeated the Equal Rights Amendment in 1979. Now, producers of the FX/Hulu series “Mrs. America” have hypocritically done to Schlafly exactly what the women’s liberation and Me Too movements complain “the patriarchy” does to women it cannot control: rape and defile them. The so-called Equal Rights Amendment, or ERA, was a perfect Hollywood cause. It allowed supporters to appear pro-woman, while Hollywood knew the amendment posed...
  • Phyllis Schlafly Was Right About The Equal Rights Amendment

    02/19/2020 1:09:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | February 18, 2020 | Jeanne Mancini
    Editor's note: This column was co-authored by Victoria Cobb, President of The Family Foundation. Phyllis Schlafly was right when she warned against The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the Constitution. One woman predicted the ERA’s dire consequences – and nearly single-handedly led the revolution to stop it. The ERA contains seemingly innocuous language about equal rights for women, however, it would result in dangerous consequences, including enshrining a Constitutional right to an abortion, up until the moment of birth, and funded by taxpayers.When the ERA currently being considered by Congress was first introduced in 1972, few people were thinking about...