For many of the women of America—excluding those for whom the importance of their white, Christian identity supercedes that of the daily cruelties of misogyny—election night 2016 was the bitterest of pills. When Donald J. Trump takes the oath of office as he assumes the presidency, America will welcome into the White House a man who has boasted of sexually assaulting women, of referring to his opponent in negative, gendered terms, and of using his wealth and power to allow him to walk in on women in states of undress.
On September 5, Phyllis Schlafly, a founding member of the New Right, died in St. Louis at the age of 92—but not before she had the chance to endorse Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump as the best thing to happen to the GOP since Barry Goldwater.
This article has been updated. See editor's note at end.
1. Scott Walker becomes early front-runner for the Todd Akin “legitimate-rape” award.
1. Rupert Murdoch: Basically, just don’t be Muslim.
1. Phil Robertson: You can't get STDs from having "biblically correct" sex.
1. Bill O’Reilly’s 'Achey breaky heart' about BeyoncÃ© videos.
6 Dastardly Right-Wing Declarations This Week: The Phyllis 'Expand the Gender Pay Gap' Schlafly Edition
1. Phyllis Schlafly: Women need to be paid less so they can find husbands.
She was a disaster on a national ticket, abandoned her state office halfway through her term and bombed on Fox News, the network of such intellectual giants as Steve Doocy and Gretchen Carlson. But here at Conservative Political Action Conference, Sarah Palin reigns supreme.
Now we know why right-wingers from Phyllis Schlafly to Mike Huckabee hate the United Nations: the international body founded by our great nation consistently fails to recognize our Number-One, ass-kicking, towel-head-drubbing greatness.