Sunday, August 1, 2010
Wow, Phyllis Schlafly is still around.
It's nice she has all that hate keeping her going. We all live for something.
I'm sure the idea that so many of us girls work these days and actually take care of ourselves and our families may have missed her attention while she was so busy working against our interests in being able to do just that. Perhaps she does, in her own peculiar way, recognize that many women don't need a man, but she may be surprised to learn that men sometimes up and leave without getting kicked out. Sometimes women find themselves widowed (as Phyllis Schlafly has). And sometimes men get kicked out because they were, you might say, "asking for it" by being abusive or just generally making a home unsafe for their wives and children.
But none of the realities of single womanhood, or especially single motherhood, seem to matter to Phyllis Schlafly, so long as these silly bitches don't vote Republican.
I must also quibble about her use of the word "illegitimate." The correct usage of the word would be something like, "Schlafly's views about the voting habits and lifestyles of thousands of single women are wholly illegitimate." But all newborn human beings, whether born of married or unmarried woman, are legitimately babies, and deserve to be loved and cared for. She might be thinking of the archaic term "bastard", because she is, herself, archaic. But the marital status of one's parents at birth just isn't the social handicap it used to be in the olden days.
We've also stopped burning witches--you'd think she could at least approve of some of our modern notions!