A wackjob leads them | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, March 29, 2007

A wackjob leads them

Posted By on Thu, Mar 29, 2007 at 10:56 AM

Phyllis Schlafly anchored the Religiocrats' successful effort to stymie the Equal Rights Amendment in Arkansas yet again this year. This is the kind of woman who leads people who claim the Christian banner (from a recent Maine appearance):

Schlafly asserted women should not be permitted to do jobs traditionally held by men, such as firefighter, soldier or construction worker, because of their "inherent physical inferiority."

"Women in combat are a hazard to other people around them," she said. "They aren't tall enough to see out of the trucks, they're not strong enough to carry their buddy off the battlefield if he's wounded, and they can't bark out orders loudly enough for everyone to hear."

But wait, it gets  better.

At one point, Schlafly also contended that married women cannot be sexually assaulted by their husbands.

"By getting married, the woman has consented to sex, and I don't think you can call it rape," she said.

It's in the vow don't you know? To love, honor, cherish and roll over on command.


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