Phyllis Schlafly Warns Men: Don't Date Feminists

Conservative 'godmother' slams liberals over contraception flap
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 6, 2012 6:17 PM CDT
Phyllis Schlafly Warns Men: Don't Date Feminists
Phyllis Schlafly listens to applause during the Family Research Council's 2007 Washington briefing October 19, 2007, in Washington, DC.   (Getty Images)

Phyllis Schlafly's advice to young men: Don't date feminists, even though "some of them are pretty." Speaking to an all-male student crowd at The Citadel college in South Carolina this week, the so-called "godmother of conservatism" also blamed feminists for drumming up the recent contraception flap in US politics, The Post and Courier reports. "Contraception is not controversial," said the 87-year-old. "The issue is not access. It’s who’s going to pay for it.”

"Feminist is a bad word and everything they stand for is bad," she went on. "Find out if your girlfriend is a feminist before you get too far into it. Some of them are pretty. They don’t all look like Bella Abzug.” Schlafly made waves in the 1970s, when her small group spearheaded a successful charge to stop states from ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment. Now, she says, young conservatives must do the same: “It’s important to look at what might happen in 100 years." Hat tip to RawStory for the link. (More Phyllis Schlafly stories.)

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