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Phyllis Schlafly and Suzanne Venker

Host: Dr. James Dobson

November 19, 2020

The purported goal of 1960s-style feminism was to "free" women from their oppressive lifestyles. The late conservative leader, Phyllis Schlafly, and author Suzanne Venker explain why that notion was misleading from the start. Their discussion with host Dr. James Dobson shines a light on the true intentions of this movement, which is really rooted in a disdain for traditional values.

Meet the Guest


Phyllis Schlafly and Suzanne Venker

The late Phyllis Schlafly (1924-2016) authored and edited 27 books and was recognized as a prominent leader of the conservative movement in America after the publication of her best-selling 1964 book, A Choice Not an Echo. She became a leading pro-family advocate with the founding of her national volunteer organization, Eagle Forum, in 1972. Her relentless efforts over ten years helped defeat the Equal Rights Amendment, which was a major victory over the radical feminism of the 1960s and 70s. Mrs. Schlafly was a lawyer and was appointed by President Reagan to serve on the Commission on the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution, from 1985-1991. She testified before numerous Congressional and state legislative committees on Constitutional, national defense and family issues. Mrs. Schlafly received her J.D. from Washington University Law School and her Master’s in political science from Harvard University. In 2008, Washington University in St. Louis awarded her an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters. Phyllis died in 2016 and is survived by her six children.

Suzanne Venker is a speaker, certified relationship coach and the author of five books that challenge feminist narratives surrounding men, women, work and family. Suzanne is a columnist at the Washington Examiner, a contributor at The Federalist and is a former contributor to Fox News. She has written countless articles for publications such as Time, Parents, the New York Post, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She has also been featured in The Wall Street Journal, as well as in Newsweek, Forbes, The Economist, The Huffington Post, and London's Daily Mail. Suzanne has appeared on several television shows, including Stossel, The View, Fox & Friends, ABCNews.com, CNN, C-Span's Book TV, and more. She has also been a guest on hundreds of radio shows throughout the country, including The Dr. Laura Program and The Rush Limbaugh Show. Suzanne lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with her husband and their two teenage children.

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