CPAC, Day 1: Where the Fuck Is Phyllis Schlafly? 

It's morning in America and at the Conservative Political Action Conference, where Jezebel managing editor Erin Gloria Ryan and I are alive and well and talking to fresh-faced college Libertarians about why personal freedom is good and abortion is bad. But we've already experienced one serious disappointment: Phyllis… » 2/26/15 12:30pm 2/26/15 12:30pm

Phyllis Schlafly: College Women Get Raped Because They Go to College

Everything about Phyllis Schlafly is perfect: her ridiculous name, her relentlessly upright hairdo, her solid, unyielding commitment to being wrong about every goddamn thing. The conservative icon is back today with a scorching take on solving campus rape: fewer women should go to college. They're not even using it… » 1/06/15 3:45pm 1/06/15 3:45pm

Phyllis Schlafly Has Really Outdone Herself This Time

Phyllis Schlafly, a woman who has built a highly successful career out of telling other women that they should not have highly successful careers, is known for reciting mushy half-microwaved sexism casserole from the 1950's and calling it conservative philosophy. Normally, she's someone I ignore unless I want to laugh… » 4/15/14 5:00pm 4/15/14 5:00pm

Arming Yourself for the War on Men You Didn't Even Know You Were…

The gig's up, ladies — Suzanne Venker, niece of doddering antifeminist icon Phyllis Schlafly (Proposed official logo of antifeminism: "WE CAN'T DO IT!" emblazoned across a picture of Schlafly holding a Math book upside down), finally had the courage to tell the world the truth about What's Really Going On: a war on… » 11/26/12 11:50am 11/26/12 11:50am

Feminists May Not Always Be Ugly, But They Make Terrible Girlfriends,…

Unintentional hilarity machine Phyllis Schlafly issued a dire warning to cadets at the Citadel yesterday, explaining to students that they should never, ever, under any circumstances, even in case of emergency or possible decapitation, date a feminist. What makes them even more dangerous is that nowadays, you can't… » 4/05/12 6:15pm 4/05/12 6:15pm

Phyllis Schlafly Is Still A Cranky Asshole Who Doesn't Get It

The conservative activist and infamous opponent of the ERA was recently interviewed in a piece for HuffPo about a claim she makes in her new book (The Flipside of Feminism: What Conservative Women Know—and Men Can't Say): "Feminists love divorce." According to Schlafly, feminists "wanted to be independent of men and… » 2/23/11 12:20pm 2/23/11 12:20pm

Phyllis Schlafly Achieves Yet Another Degree Without Actually Absorbing…

  • So, like, do you ever read the little box at the beginning of every issue of the Economist where it explains that the magazine was "first published in 1843 to take part in "a severe contest between intelligence, which presses forward, and an unworthy, timid ignorance obstructing our progress." I don't know why that…
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International Women's Day Gets Little International Love

What did you do for International Women's Day on Saturday? According to Carolyn Byerly of WIMN's Voices, you probably did nothing, since IWD was so roundly ignored by the media this year. "My own hometown newspaper Washington Post had not a single op-ed piece today, nor national or local news," laments Byerly. "IWD… » 3/10/08 9:30am 3/10/08 9:30am