Sunday, January 08, 2006

Most consequential woman of the century

NY Post book review:
January 8, 2006 -- WHO was the most consequential woman in American politics during the 20th century? ...

A good case might be made for Eleanor Roosevelt, though FDR's wife is perhaps more iconic than significant.Then there's Phyllis Schlafly, the leading lady of American conservatism. As a renowned anti-feminist during feminism's heyday in the 1970s, she was said to be out of touch with her times. But it turns out that she was firmly in touch with her country's spirit, as she mounted an astonishing campaign to turn back the Equal Rights Amendment, a bit of constitutional mischief that was once the sine qua non of political feminism.
There is a new book on her by Donald T. Critchlow.