Of the Year: Phyllis Schlafly


Phyllis Schlafly


Heroine: a woman having the qualities of a hero; a woman admired and emulated for her achievements and qualities; the central female figure in an event or period.

Personal Note from Sharon:

I was so glad I was able to attend a Memorial program for Phyllis on October 1st put together by Eagle Forum of California at their annual Constitution Conference. All of us were sad to lose this amazing woman and mentor to women all over the nation. She died at the age of 92, with her last book published the week of her passing. An amazing woman in many ways, she will be missed by so many. And so it is appropriate that we honor her as our Heroine of the Month again.
Referred to as the Sweetheart of the Silent Majority, Modern Conservatism’s Founding Mother, Mrs. America and Conservatives’ First Lady, the Washington Times wrote about Phyllis Schlafly,”

Few living Americans have done as much to shape the nation’s direction as Phyllis Schlafly

, who is arguably the most important woman in American political history.”

The Founder and National President of Eagle Forum, Mr. Schlafly is an internationally known speaker and pioneer of the pro-family movement. She is the author of 

20 books

, the most recent being

Feminist Fantasies


a syndicated columnist appearing in over 100 newspapers, radio commentator heard daily on 460 stations, and constitutional attorney with a Masters in Political Science from Harvard, which she received at age 50 after raising her six children. She is repeatedly named in the World’s Ten Most Admired Women. Newspaper columnists list her among the 13 “most important conservatives of the Century.” She served as a member of the Commission on the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution, 1985-1991, appointed by President Reagan, and has testified before more than 50 Congressional and State Legislative committees on constitutional, national defense, and family issues.

Phyllis Schlafly has been a national leader of the conservative movement since the publication of her best-selling 1964 book,

A Choice Not An Echo

. In a ten-year battle, Mrs. Schlafly led the pro-family movement to victory over the principal legislative goal of the radical feminists, called the Equal Rights Amendment. An articulate and successful opponent of the radical feminist movement, she appears in debate on college campuses more frequently than any other conservative. She was named one of the 100 most important women of the 20th century by the

Ladies’ Home Journal


Quotes by Phyllis Schlafly:

“The United States is a giant island of freedom, achievement, wealth and prosperity in a world hostile to our values.”

“In a world of inhumanity, war and terrorism, American citizenship is a very precious possession.”

“The most frequent complaint I hear from college students is that professors inject their leftist political comments into their courses even when they have nothing to do with the subject.”

More complete biography

Her 50-Year Campaign

She’s Earned a Few “I Told You So’s”