The New York Times gave us a look into the life and legacy of Phyllis Schlafly's anti-feminist movement in their first Retro Report segment, which they released on Sunday, Sept. 11.
Schlafly passed away on Sept. 5, but left behind a legacy of conservatism that reshaped the Republican party in the wake of the Equal Rights Amendment. The Retro Report segment sheds light on Schlafly's role in the party's move further to the right. Eleanor Smeal, the president of the Feminist Majority Foundation shared in her account of Schlafly's legacy, "They repositioned the [Republican] party to be the party against abortion and the party against gay rights and the party against the Equal Rights Amendment."
According to The New York Times, Schlafly shared back in May that her greatest triumph was stopping the Equal Rights Amendment from passing in the 1970s.
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