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Phyllis Schlafly, founder and president of Eagle Forum and a national leader of the conservative movement since the early 1960s, says she’s discovered women, because of the feminist movement, have more freedom, education and power, but less happiness.
Schlafly, who is scheduled to address the Conservative Political Action Conference Feb. 11 as master of ceremonies for the Ronald Reagan Banquet, is expected to take the opportunity to blast the radical feminist movement for the harm done to women, as well as to men and children, over the past four decades.
Schlafly, along with her niece, Suzanne Venker, documented the failings of feminism and offered some practical solutions for a better understanding of womanhood in a forthcoming book, “The Flipside of Feminism,” which is scheduled for release by WND Books on March 15.
Venker and Schlafly provide readers with a new view of women in America – one that runs counter to what Americans have been besieged with for decades in universities, the mainstream media and popular culture. Their book demonstrates that conservative women are, in fact, the most liberated women in America and the folks to whom young people should be turning for advice.
Forty years have passed since the so-called women’s movement claimed to liberate women from preconceived notions of what it means to be female – and the results are in. The latest statistics from the National Bureau of Economic Research show that as women have gained more freedom, more education, and more power, they have become less happy.
Enough, say Venker and Schlafly. It’s time to liberate America from feminism’s dead-end road and cast off the ideology that “preaches faux empowerment and liberation from men and marriage.”
While modern women enjoy unprecedented freedom and opportunities, Venker and Schlafly argue that this progress is not the result of feminism.
The authors advocate a common-sense approach to the issue of marriage and motherhood. Rather than belabor the tired notion of balance, they provide a step-by-step guide for how women can embrace their maternal desire, maintain strong marriages and also carve out a life of their own.
Venker, aka “No Bull Mom,” is an author, blogger, and former middle school teacher. In addition to blogging for “Right Pundits,” Suzanne is a featured writer at David Horowitz’s “NewsReal,” where she writes about the left’s effect on American society. Suzanne Venker’s first book, “7 Myths of Working Mothers,” was published in 2008.
Schlafly has been a national leader of the conservative movement since the publication of her best-selling 1964 book, “A Choice not an Echo.” She has been a leader of the pro-family movement since 1972 when she started her national volunteer organization, Eagle Forum. In a 10-year battle, Schlafly led the pro-family movement to victory over the principal legislative goal of the radical feminists called the Equal Rights Amendment.