So the battle of American “values” batters on – this time, in an interesting twist, it involves bigots, batterers and beaten women.
Don McLeroy, a dentist and member of Texas State Board of Education, recently proposed adding Phyllis Schlafly, founder of the Eagle Forum
Is that so?
Schlafly is renowned for her speech at Bates College
I am also truly begging to know if the majority of American women are against the Violence Against Women Act – you know, that terribly intrusive law that protects women from domestic and dating violence, as well as sexual assault and stalking? Schlafly insists the act prevents fathers from seeing their children by the “abuse” of restraining orders.
Her contempt for the seriousness of domestic violence
Don't fret yet, ladies, there may be hope ahead.
McLeroy contends that the portrayal of Schlafly in historical context is “up to the publishers and teachers.” One can only cross their fingers publishers and teachers don’t cling to Schlafly and McLeroy’s grossly sexist sentiments.
Do the “majority of women” want to turn back the clock 60 years? McLeroy wrote to me stating that America straying from “traditional, conservative” values “has hurt women.”
While biding our time, let us turn our backs on our cake-baking skills and superb suppers for now, and say “make your own damn dinner,”
If Schlafly and McLeroy want to put us women in our proper place, they do mean the kitchen, right?