MPR’s Bob Potter interviews Phyllis Schlafly, author and movement conservative, on her views of women’s rights and her opposition of the Equal Rights Amendment. Phyllis Schlafly states women should not be equal to men.
Schlafly: “Under our present system women enjoy a wonderful status that's better than equality. Women would be sacrificing many things they now have, and it would be taking a step down to go for equality. Boys and girls are naturally different.”
Potter: “Would you like to see a woman elected president?”
Schlafly: “Oh yes, I consider myself quite a feminist in that I am for women holding better jobs, having a say in government, I've been active in politics myself. it's advantageous for the country to have women in Congress and the legislature. I hope we'll have more women lawyers, college deans, doctors, etc. They shouldn't be hired in jobs just because they're women but because they deserve them.”