- Category : 1924-births
- Type : GE
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Revolution 2
American writer, lawyer, and media celebrity as the nation's best known anti-feminist and the scourge of the ERA. A professional politician, she is tough, aggressive, intelligent and articulate. An ultra-conservative Republican and fanatic anti-Communist, she was a researcher for Senator Joseph McCarthy.
During the spring of 1964 she was elected the first Vice-President of the National Federation of Republican Women. She lost her third bid for Congress on 3 November 1970. About a year later, in February 1972, she made her first attack on the Equal Rights Amendment as "being a threat to family life and to women," and formed a "stop-ERA movement."
Schlafly married 20 October 1949; six kids. Her eldest son, John, an attorney, came out of the closet as gay in September 1992, something of an embarrassment as she has spoken publicly against gay rights. However the family is close and John was still living at home at 41.
Schafly died of cancer on 5 September 2016, at her home in Ladue, Missouri, at the age of 92.