Dear Phyllis Schlafly,
I wanted to congratulate you on your successful campaign against the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. You have fought for what you believe to be a noble cause for American with great passion and I respected you for that. Without doubt, your advocacy against equal rights movement greatly impacts the lives of many women in America. Things have changed between the 70s and now, I am eager to knows whether your position on equal right movement regarding fear of military draft and your stance on women choice to get an abortion has change over the year.
Due to your successful campaign against the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, many of Afro-American are in "double jeopardy"; fighting against black patriarchy and racism at the same time. In your article, What's Wrong with "Equal Rights" for Women? you wrote that, "Thomas Edison who brought the miracle of electricity to our homes to give light and to run all those labor-saving devices..." in order to shows that all women benefited from the invention of a man who can provided for his family. Although it might be true to a middle class white American, many of our neighbor with people of color are experiencing this differently for they do not have a man who can provide for them. I'd like to introduce Rudy Duncan who cannot get birth control pill due to your pro-choice bill that do make it almost impossible for underprivilege women to have access to birth control. Ruby Duncan is a single mother and welfare recipient who fought for the right of recipient when the director of the welfare department, George Miller, cut off their benefit without notice. Ruby Duncan like many mothers are suffering because of the lack of equal right for all American.[footnoteRef:1] [1: Lee, Sonia. "Feminism and the Law." Lecture, notebook. April 02, 2018.]
Aside from all other reasons, I agree with the facts that you point out military drafts for women if they were to get equal treatment.[footnoteRef:2] Although American was fighting the Vietnam war during the time you published this article, many of them do not supported it. Therefore, I believe your article will change the mind of many who support feminism, simply because they do not want to be drafted into war. In addition, I applauded the way you utilized church as your main [2: Phyllis Schlafy, “What’s Wrong with ‘Equal Rights’ for Women?” (1972)]
networking center.[footnoteRef:3] Like many politicians who uses policy to undermine or discriminate certain group of people, you effectively use church as your foundation to manipulate many women and lawmaker to block certain policy such as Equal Rights Amendment. [3: Cunanan, G. "Friday Discussion." Lecture, notebook. April 13, 2018.]
Lastly, the case of Roe v. Wade in 1973, which results in the legalize of abortion must have been a big disappointment for you. It is without doubt one of the worst decision in the history of the U.S Supreme...