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Draft women and give them affirmative action for military assignments. "Supporters of the equal rights principle firmly reject draft or combat exemption for women. ... The need for affirmative action and for transition measures is particularly strong in the uniformed services."

Declare the traditional family obsolete. "It is a prime recommendation of this report that all legislation based on the breadwinning husband (and) dependent, homemaking wife pattern be recast using precise functional description in lieu of gross gender classification."

Have government take over child care. "The increasingly common two-earner family pattern should impel development of a comprehensive program of government-supported child care."

Legalize prostitution. "Prostitution, as a consensual act between adults, is arguably within the zone of privacy."

Don't protect girls from bad men. "Current provisions dealing with statutory rape ... are discriminatory on their face."

The Mann Act, which prohibits the transportation of women and girls or prostitution or any other immoral purpose "is offensive because of the image of women it perpetuates."

Sex-integrate the prisons. "Perpetuation of single-sex institutions should be rejected."

Sex-integrate the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts because "while ostensibly providing 'separate but equal' benefits to both sexes, (both) perpetuate stereotyped sex roles (and) should consider a name change to reflect extension of membership to both sexes."

There is no excuse for the senators' failure to interrogate Ruth Bader Ginsburg about such nonsense when her nomination was considered. So now we are stuck with a Supreme Court justice who thinks it is OK to recognize foreign law and, who knows, use of Shariah may be next. Shame on the senators who voted 96 to 3 to confirm Ginsburg.

The explanation for the senators' failure is obvious. The gentlemen senators were too polite to treat feminists like the men they say they want to be.

That is why I subtitled my latest book "What Conservative Women Know and Men Can't Say." I wanted to say "What Men Don't Dare Say" but the publisher vetoed that.

The whole point of Senate hearings is to verify that judicial nominees will be faithful to their oath to support the Constitution. No nominee who toys with foreign law can truthfully pass the test.


Phyllis Schlafly

Phyllis Schlafly is a national leader of the pro-family movement, a nationally syndicated columnist and author of Feminist Fantasies.
 
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