Considering our current culture's propagation of mixed-up gender roles and political correctness, we'll explore on today's program what God really intended when He created us male and female. Conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly joins Dr. Dobson in the studio to examine the negative repercussions that four decades of feminism have had on our nation. It's an enlightening discussion you won't want to miss.
Phyllis 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 now called Eagle Forum. In a ten-year battle, Mrs. Schlafly led the pro-family movement to victory over the principal legislative goal of the radical feminists, called the Equal Rights Amendment. An articulate and successful opponent of the radical feminist movement, she appears in debate on college campuses more frequently than any other conservative. She was named one of the 100 most important women of the 20th century by the Ladies' Home Journal.
Mrs. Schlafly's monthly newsletter called The Phyllis Schlafly Report is now in its 44th year. Her syndicated column appears in 100 newspapers, her radio commentaries are heard daily on over 600 stations, and her radio talk show on education called "Eagle Forum Live" is heard weekly on 75 stations. Both can be heard on the internet.
Mrs. Schlafly is the author or editor of 20 books on subjects as varied as family and feminism (The Power of the Positive Woman and Feminist Fantasies), nuclear strategy (Strike From Space and Kissinger on the Couch), education (Child Abuse in the Classroom), child care (Who Will Rock the Cradle?), and phonics (First Reader and Turbo Reader). Her most recent book: The Supremacists: The Tyranny of Judges and How to Stop It.
Mrs. Schlafly is a lawyer and served as a member of the Commission on the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution, 1985-1991, appointed by President Reagan. She has testified before more than 50 Congressional and State Legislative committees on constitutional, national defense, and family issues.
Mrs. Schlafly is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Washington University, received her J.D. from Washington University Law School, and received her Master's in Political Science from Harvard University. In 2008 Washington University/St. Louis awarded Phyllis an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters.
Phyllis Schlafly is America's best-known advocate of the dignity and honor that we as a society owe to the role of fulltime homemaker. The mother of six children, she was the 1992 Illinois Mother of the Year.
Suzanne Venker is, first and foremost, a wife and mother of two fantastic kiddos. She also happens to be an author and cultural critic — as well as a former teacher. She was recently profiled in the Riverfront Times of St. Louis. (See RFT on home page.)
Suzanne had a blog for a year and a half called No Bull Mom. You can access the archives HERE. Today she writes guest commentary for various publications but spends the bulk of her work time writing books.
Suzanne's work tends toward the provocative — as evidenced by her books The FLIPSIDE of FEMINISM (WND Books, March 2011), which argues that feminism has not empowered women but in fact harmed them, and 7 Myths of Working Mothers.
7 Myths of Working Mothers was published in 2004 and argues that young children and demanding careers are incompatible. It is a Main Selection of Bookspan's American Compass Book Club and is listed on Jeff Rubin’s Guide to Best Conservative Books. It was also endorsed by Dr. Laura Schlessinger and featured in Human Events, American Enterprise, Townhall, National Review, and Glamour. (Glamour hailed it as a "don't read" in its "Do's and Don'ts" section.)
In 2007, 7 Myths became available in Europe.
Suzanne has appeared on ABC, CNN, FOX, C-Span, PAX, EWTN — as well as hundreds of radio shows throughout the country. In 2006, she was featured in Kate O'Beirne's Women Who Make the World Worse. (Thankfully, Suzanne was not among the list of women noted for "making the world worse.") Suzanne's work has appeared in such publications as Human Events, National Review, the New York Post, and CNSnews.com.
Suzanne graduated from Boston University in 1990 and now lives in St. Louis, MO, with her husband and their two children.