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MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle hosted an hourlong documentary mourning the "foiled" the Equal Rights Amendment on Sunday night, and also wrote an op-ed for the Cosmopolitan website to promote her show titled "How Women Were Tricked Into Being Afraid of the Equal Rights Amendment." Apparently, women are the weaker sex, so easily tricked by the right-wingers.
Ruhle and her producer Julie Brown nominated conservative legend Phyllis Schlafly as the Trickster In Chief on the ERA:
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The person responsible for this crushing loss? Phyllis Schlafly.
Why wouldn’t all women want equal status, and access to all of the same privileges?
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Phyllis? This had to be a typo—was the script supposed to read Phillip? No, the MSNBC producers insisted. But why wouldn’t all women want equal status and access to all the same privileges as their male peers?
Schlafly argued the ERA threatened "the traditional American family. She told her supporters that their right to 'be in the home as a wife and mother' was at stake. And if you were any of those things, you certainly couldn’t be a feminist too."
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Ruhle complained her own mother was tricked, despite raising her and her sister to be independent:
[M]y mother would never join a women’s march or wear a shirt that said “I’m With Her.” She would never call herself a feminist. She sees feminism as a threat to the tradition of family and marriage—the same practices Phyllis Schlafly devoted herself to protecting.
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My mom’s respect for these nostalgic American fixtures...
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