Phyllis Schlafly Tomorrow

Phyllis Schlafly, renowned author, syndicated columnist, talk show host, and all-around fantastic person will be speaking tomorrow (Monday) night at 7:00 pm in Howell 104 on the subject of “Feminism vs. Conservatism.”

So come on out! You can learn more about Mrs. Schlafly through the event page on facebook or her website.

Also, to close out the weekend, a few thoughts from Clive Staples (C.S., to the uninitiated) Lewis:

No emotion is, in itself, a judgment; in that sense all emotions and sentiments are alogical. But they can be reasonable or unreasonable as they conform to Reason or fail to conform. The heart never takes the place of the head: but it can, and should, obey it.

Also from the same lecture series “The Abolition of Man”:

But you cannot go on ‘explaining away’ for ever: you will find that you have explained explanation itself away. You cannot go on ‘seeing through’ things for ever. The whole point of seeing through something is to see something through it. It is good that the window should be transparent, because the street or garden beyond it is opaque. How if you saw through the garden too? It is no use trying to ‘see through’ first principles. If you see through everything, then everything is transparent. But a wholly transparent world is an invisible world. To ‘see through’ all things is the same as not to see.

7 thoughts on “Phyllis Schlafly Tomorrow

  1. Riley Matheson Reply

    FYI: Phyllis Schlafly spoke at Pat Buchanan’s American Cause conference last summer. And she seems to have a high opinion of him. Time for many of you Carolina Review folks to start hating her…lol.

  2. Anonymous Reply

    You should read "The Four Loves," by Mr. Clive. It is fantastic, I just finished it myself.

  3. ___0_ Reply

    You guys have really been scraping the bottom of the barrel, huh? Last year it was the renowned intellectual lightweight Jonah Goldberg, now it's ancient homophobe and marital rape advocate Phyllis Schlafly. Who's next on your guest list, Erick Erickson?

  4. Riley Matheson Reply

    FYI: Phyllis Schlafly spoke at Pat Buchanan's American Cause conference last summer. And she seems to have a high opinion of him. Time for many of you Carolina Review folks to start hating her…lol.

    __o_: If you were any stupider, you'd need a helmet.

  5. PanzoDanzo Reply

    Somewhere out there a man has gone hungry because Phyllis Schlafly is out here running her mouth. All the years she spent in college, at Washington no less (historically known for being very progressive, being one of the first schools to graduate women law students), she should have been pushing out babies. As 'ol Pat says, "The rise of women to power in a civilization is very often the mark of its decline." He said it better here, "women are simply not endowed by nature with the same measures of single-minded ambition and the will to succeed in the fiercely competitive world of Western capitalism…The momma bird builds the nest."

    If Schlafly wants to make a straw woman out of feminism, she's as stupid as Pat Buchanan probably thinks she is. There are multiple feminisms, even conservative ones. I mean, really, anything with ideas is like this, I don't know why the supposed 'left' is treated differently. Though that's the only way many conservatives in the public eye seem to be able to argue these days, by pretending that their opponents act in unison.

    • Riley Matheson Reply

      Pat Buchanan doesn’t think she’s stupid. And if there are so many different forms of feminism, then “feminism” seems to be a fairly indefinable term. Would you care to enumerate the different feminisms, or can anything be construed as “feminism?” I think Schlafly probably has an idea as to what she believes feminism is, and what it’s not. I’m sure that when she criticizes feminism, she’s not criticizing the “conservative” feminism (whatever that is). She’s obviously criticizing the kind that teaches that gender is “social construction,” that the traditional role of women is demeaning (which you probably believe), and that women should try to “liberate” themselves from their children and husbands and get “real” jobs (like making spreadsheets, because that’s more fulfilling).

      Also, considering that she was between about 36 and 56 during the sixties and seventies, and considering that she saw many of the things that led up to the “2nd Wave feminist movement” and virtually all that followed, up until our very day, I think her opinions on the topic are quite valuable. You liberals on this blog are too stupid, evidently, to see that just because you are a woman doesn’t mean you have to support feminism. Just because YOU are a female author doesn’t mean that you have to support feminism. Just because YOU are a female college graduate doesn’t mean you have to support feminism. Perhaps Schlafly is a sort of Cincinnatus—doing what’s necessary for her society, but only because it’s necessary, not because of any ulterior motive. She plays a role that a man cannot play in our society: She provides people with proof that men are not the only people who can be against radical feminism.

      Now, I’m not saying I agree with everything that Schlafly says or believes on the topic, but for you guys to have such a hostile reaction to her is pretty ridiculous.

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