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Published: Friday, Jan. 15 2010 12:00 a.m. MST

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Anonymous

A woman against feminism...

has someone informed this woman she can vote?

Mr. Renshaw

I thought this know-it-all complainer was long dead! Welcome back to life.

Choice

I'm not a huge fan of the Eagle Forum or of Ms. Schlafy but you have to agree the woman does not "put her finger in the wind" and test the political waters before stating her viewpoint. She is consistent. Id much rather have a Phyllis Schlafy than a weak kneed politician who wants to maintain their power at all costs or hypocrites like Al Sharpton or ACORN who are lining their own pockets.

Anonymous

That is great we have a woman coming to Utah to talk about how them having rights and being treated equally is bad. Naturally the eagle Forum will be the hosts.

Carol E

Because of her, and people like her, women are still legally second-class citizens. She worked a serious detriment to women's rights. I wish she would just crawl back into the hole from which she came.

Not in favor of

I am not in favor of all the things the Eagle formum comes out against or for,

but they are promoting, overall good principles,

and if they want to endorse Cherilyn Eagar, fine, as Eagar is the best candidate as far as I am concerned.

@choice

I agree that you don't have to be a huge fan of Eagle Forum to be a fan of Cherilyn Eagar.

I believe that Cherilyn Eagar is the only one running who has supported and been active in fighting for conservative values for the last 30 years at the local, state, national and international level. [That includes Bennett]

Principles

Yep, second class citizens like Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (and who was also a candidate for President), etc. etc. etc.

It is great to have women (and men) of character and strength who stand up for what they believe in rather than sell their vote for power, or to line their own pockets.

Do You Really Know Her?

This just shows the ignorance of those who don't know who Phyllis Schlafly is or what she has protected for women's rights. Just read some of these comments of ignorance.

Without Phyllis and the Eagle Forum, we would have "no fault" divorce (which is like saying we don't care if the man cheated on the woman, we'll not judge him).

How about the rights of children when deadbeat "Dads" fail to make alimony payments? Phyllis was on top of this legislation.

More than anything else, she is a family first woman who has held together not only the Conservative rights of the family, but also those of women in general.

Phyllis was a good friend and advocate of Ronald Reagan and was very helpful in getting legislation passed for the family. That is why I feel blessed to have her come to Utah and campaign for Cherilyn Eagar. You GO girl. You're the only one who can represent the women's rights issues.

Schlafly is a crackpot

She teamed up with liar Jerome Corsi and perpetuated the myth/threat of a "North American Union,"--similar to the European Union where Canada, the U.S. and Mexico would share a currency.

She also called for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy because he voted to abolish the death penalty for minors.

She believes by getting married, woman don't have a right to say no to their husband's "needs."

shameful

Sad when an 85 year woman with values can get people's underwear all tied up in knots and make them jump on a blog to make uninformed remarks.

Women's Rights

To Carol E. I am a college educated women(MA Education and Law Degree).

I choose to stay home with my children at this point in my life but will return to work when the timing is right for me. I earned the same as my male counterparts when I worked.

I practice my religion freely, exercise my freedom of speech, vote my conscience, determine how family finances are managed, drive a car, volunteer at organization of my choosing including providing pro-bono legal aid to people in need.

I am not subjected to domestic violence and would not tolerate it if I were.

I am not required to wear a bonnet or veil or walk three steps behind my husband.

I can run for political office and even have to right to make offensive, grammatically incorrect, statements such as yours, "She worked a serious detriment to women's rights. I wish she would just crawl back into the hole from which she came". There is no woman I wish would crawl back into a hole because they may not share my life views.

TO; Carol E.

Just because you do not agree with Ms. Schlafly's position there is no need to use such vitriolic statements again an 85 year old woman who is still fighting for the things she beleives are right. Why would you think for one minute that she had spent her life trying to undermine the rights of women? She fought to allow women to make conservative choices instead of having to be a sheep and follow the left wing feminists. Why can we not allow all women to make their own choices, whatever they may be and whether we may agree with them or not?

You and other like you are the problem for women, because you use hatred and nasty language to label those you differ from you instead of allowing each woman to embrace her own lifestyle.

Civility

It is amazing to me that when the liberal left have no constructive or inforned dialogue to contribute they engage in personal attacks and uncivil diatribes. Civility is free and harms no-one and might even contribute to some level of mutual respect.

@TO; Carol E. | 1:35 p.m.

That's easy. If she had truly supported the rights of women, she would never have opposed the Equal Rights Amendment. The ERA siimply said "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex." That gives women the opportunity to make their own choices, whatever they may be and whether we may agree with them or not. Schlafly, by oppposing the ERA, tried to limit the right of women to equality under the law. Hence, she worked to undermine the right of women.

BTW -- I'm not a "left wing feminist". I'm a Goldwater conservative. I also have a Juris Doctor (law degree). To "Women's Rights | 1:16 p.m." -- I'm one of the women who worked in the trenches for equal rights for women so you can have the life you're living now. You apparently never faced the lack of rights that I had to deal with. Just say "thank you" now to me, and don't criticize me until you've walked a mile in my shoes and dealt with the conditions I faced as a young adult.

Fred

Does anyone actually care who this woman endorses? Does anyone actually think that her endorsement means anything? And who is Cherilyn Eager? Has anyone outside of this fringe group ever heard of her?

To: 3.22 p.m.

I am 47 years old, the mother of six children, 2 still at home. I would not have thanked you for suporting the ERA. I would also have voted against the ERA and obviously it was not needed as I have been been able to acheive my goals without it as have many other women. I did have to work hard, be very organized and ready to accept citicism l because I gave birth and raised children during my college and law school days. I did this by my choice, but I had a supportive spouse who did more than his share. Interesting enough most of the criticism can from feminist women not from men. It was my stay at home sisters who helped me acheive my goals when I need extra help. I am sorry you had such a struggle to obtain your rights.

@Carol E.

Thanks for your work, but do you really have to cram it down "Women's Rights'" throat like that? Sounds pretty bitter and somewhat like a parent saying "I had to walk in the snow uphill five miles each way."

It's rhetoric and bitterness like this that gets in the way whenever we bring up sex or race or nationality. I realize that we can't hide under a hole, but we are so close to realizing a gender-blind society (equal pay, equal rights, equal access for women are all realities or nearly realities) that I worry to see this kind of vitriol still spewed out on either side of the issue.

Are we totally there yet? Nope.

Are we closer than ever? Definitely.

However, by making this a race about gender, I'm afraid that Cherilyn Eagar may be in danger of painting herself into a corner and stigmatizing her whole campaign. We saw it with Hilary Clinton. We saw it with McCain when he chose Sarah Palin.

She is a qualified, capable candidate. She should steer as far away from this topic as possible and just campaign on the merits.

To: Carol E 1.35 p.m.

You sound so bitter, aren't you pleased by the advances women have made over the last 30 years or so? Are you angry because we have made those advances and women are choosing paths in life that you are offended by? Equality is supposed to about each woman reaching for her own dreams and achieving them. However, each woman's dream is different, some pursue education and the professional world, others choose to be stay-at-home mothers and yet others choose to do both. Can't we respect the choices of others and cheer them on their way, whether we agree with them or not? It is a sad world when we as women disparage each other. Feminists seem only to be pleased when the choices are liberal ones, such as support for abortion. Can't you accept that many women do not support these choices and respect us anyway?

The truth about ERA

Progressive text books and news outlets have re-written history. I was on the front lines and in the trenches in Illinois standing at the microphone opposing Bella Abzug’s progressive agenda.
The Equal Rights Amendment was no more about treating women fairly than the health care bill is about health care. It’s all about money and government control. It was more about Leftist community organizers deliberately manipulating masses of women who blamed government, men and society for doing them wrong instead of simply ignoring the inequities and succeeding. We lost more than we gained.
Women, you have what you have today not because of the ERA (it failed), government or the feminist movement. You have what you have today because of who you are. It is your strength, your intelligence, your determination to achieve whatever you want to achieve that has made the difference.
Government policy can never remove that glass ceiling that even I face as the first Republican woman to run for U.S. Senate in Utah. That is something that can be lifted only from the heart.
Come to the reception, and we'll tell you all about it.

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