Well, I got to teach my American Lit. students about Phyllis Schlafly today. That was interesting. In theory, this course only goes to the 1860s, but I felt justified in taking ten minutes on Schlafly, tracing the line between her and the early feminists we’ll be reading later in the semester. They were a little shocked, I think.
“She said that “sexual harassment on the job is not a problem for virtuous women” and that “sex-education classes are like in-home sales parties for abortions.” She called the atom bomb “a marvelous gift that was given to our country by a wise God.””