Phyllis Schlafly

Phyllis McAlpin Stewart Schlafly (/ˈfɪlɨs ˈʃlæfli/; born August 15, 1924) is an American constitutional lawyer, conservative activist, author, and founder of the Eagle Forum.[2] She is known for her staunch social and political conservatism, her opposition to modern feminism, and her campaign against the proposed Equal Rights Amendment. Her 1964 A Choice, Not an Echo was self-published from her home in Alton, Illinois, across the Mississippi River from her native St. Louis. She has co-authored books on national defense and was highly critical of arms-control agreements with the Soviet Union.[3] Schlafly founded the Eagle Forum in the 1970s and the Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund, St. Louis. As of 2013, she remained the president of both organizations and maintained a presence on the lecture circuit. Since 1967, she has published a newsletter, the Phyllis Schlafly Report.