2008 and still no ERA.

But surely there is nothing wrong with this picture.  Oops!!  It looks like someone had an accident.  Washington U, to be specific.

They have just given an honorary degree to a woman who–by default–fought against a woman’s (person’s) right to education and work, among other basic societal rights and choices.  She also does not believe that married women can be raped.  Okay…so “no” miraculously ceasing to hold meaning once you’re married? Riiiight.

Why.  Why are we giving a degree to someone who does not want other women to have them?  What did she do to deserve this?  And what was she doing all those years while she told women that they should stay home with their families?  That’s right.  She spent that time *away from her family and children* protesting the ERA and practicing law.

Practice what you preach.

3 Responses to “2008 and still no ERA.”

  1. Dog Momster Says:

    Very amazing that Schlafly is so *personally* contradictory. Without “equal rights”, there is no way she would have ever attended anything other than a “women’s college” nor would she have been allowed the publicity she received.

  2. Pooh Says:

    I thought it was especially funny (or something) that she was disappointed that the chancellor did not mention full-time homemaker as one of the possiblities for those graduating with a degree from Washington University. That’s a whole lot of money to spend to get an “Mrs. Degree”!!

    Now before my homemaker friends (like Chris C. and Carl?) get all upset at me, let me state that I have no problem with people who choose to stay home. My problem is with people like Ms. (excuse me Dr.) Schafly who think that this is the be-all and end-all.

    I was reading the letters to the editors in the STL Post today, and they are interesting. I was reading the old school paper version, so I’m not sure if you can see them on the web or not.

  3. mouse Says:

    Despite its lack of political relevance…

    I think my favorite Schlafly-related response of all time was when I told my yarn store boss that she was going to speak at my school last fall.

    “She’s still ALIVE??!”

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