Dollars & Sense
Who Needs Equality?
She boldly led the fight against the Equal Rights Amendment and now she’s leading the fight against equal pay. Ladies, if you want a knight in shining armor to save you from yourselves, take a tip from Phyllis Schlafly. The founder of the Eagle Forum is worried that eliminating the pay gap will make it harder for women to find “suitable husbands.” In an opinion column in The Christian Post, she wrote, “Women typically choose a mate (husband or boyfriend) who earns more than she does…. I’m not saying women won’t date or marry a lower-earning men, only that they probably prefer not to. If a higher-earning man is not available, many women are more likely not to marry at all.” How curious that a woman who has earned a bully pulpit would dedicate her career to holding other women back!