September 6, 2016
Ann Coulter’s obit for Phyllis Schlafly
Ann Coulter writes:
In 1977, when being harangued by Dr. Joyce Brothers on the Merv Griffin Show, Schlafly mistakenly claimed Harvard Law School had been admitting women since at least 1945 and said she knew that because she almost went there. In fact, Harvard Law School did not begin admitting women for another several years. But in 1945, Harvard was prepared to make an exception for Phyllis Schlafly.
Years later, when Schlafly was testifying against the Equal Rights Amendment, the woman who almost became the first woman ever to graduate from Harvard Law School was ridiculed by potty little state legislators for not having a law degree. Senator Birch Bayh (D-IN), for example, called her one of those “women with absolutely no legal training stand there brandishing law books, telling people what ERA ‘really’ means.”
So in 1976, at age 51, while writing her syndicated column, raising six children, defeating the E.R.A. — and in the middle of writing an 800-page book assailing Henry Kissinger — Schlafly went to Washington University Law School in St. Louis. She graduated near the top of her class and won the award in Administrative Law.
BONUS: This Deadspin (?) obit reeks of leftoid beta male bitterness, jealousy and desperation.
Don’t miss this amazing book, about how she beat the ERA, putting together a national campaign before faxes, email, the web, and when long distance calls were a luxury.