Summary Of Phyllis Schlafly's Essay

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Phyllis Schlafly, a strong, very verbal anti-feminist, once said, “Feminism is doomed to failure because it is based on an attempt to repeal and restructure human nature.” Pop culture likes to paint the sixties and seventies as a time where all women were devout, bra burning feminist. However, there are two sides to every story. Just as there were women who were extremely passionate about achieving equal rights and advancements for women, there were also women who were perfectly content with being strictly wives and felt that the women’s liberation movement attacked their life styles. Women who were not apart of the women’s liberation movement felt that women already had a good deal by being housewives and could not quite understand what more…show more content…
There is no single experience for a woman. The antifeminist countermovement simply cannot apply to every woman. In a lot of Phyllis Schlafly’s articles she mentions that women are supposed to be beneath men because God created it that way (24). By constantly quoting Christian scripture Schlafly is excluding any woman who is not of the Christian faith. Schlafly is basing a great deal of her ideas and arguments around the Bible, but if a woman did not have ties to the Christian faith then it invalidates all of the religious arguments made in the antifeminist. The movement is also inconsiderate of lower class women who may have to work along with their husbands to provide for their families. Mothers that had no choice but to work could not stay home and take care of their children or their home because they had no choice but to work. Many antifeminist would say that these women were “neglecting” their children when in all actuality they were doing their absolute very best to make sure their was food on the table for their children. Antifeminism did not take into consideration that not all women were white, middle class,
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