Anti-Feminist Phyllis Schlafly Blames Female Sexual Assault Victims for Going to College

Phyllis Schlafly speaking at CPAC in Washington D.C. on February 12, 2011. Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore

Phyllis Schlafly speaking at CPAC in Washington D.C. on February 12, 2011. Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore

The radical anti-feminist and conservative hero, Phyllis Schlafly, made several disgusting remarks on her radio show last week.She claimed that getting married was one of the best ways to avoid sexual assault. She even went as far as to say that women should, “reject the lifestyle of frequent “hookups,” which is so much promoted on college campuses today, while the women pursue a career and avoid marriage.

This is an insane claim to make as a 1985 report shows that in the United States between 10% and 14% of women who have been married have faced sexual assault from their husband. The number of instances of intimate partner violence – which includes non-sexual forms of violence has steadily been declining for over a decade. Women have been attending college at higher and higher rates too.

Conservatives love to up anti-women propaganda but blaming them for being raped because they decided to go to college and not spend all day cooking and cleaning for their husbands is surely one of the sickest I have heard.

On the radio spot you can hear Schlafly say,

“We all know that married men can still be violent to their families, but they are far less likely to be violent against women than are live-in boyfriends.

Why is this? It’s true that women who have found men who are already better partners are more likely to marry them, but it’s also true that marriage settles men down. Being married makes a man care more about his family’s expectations and future because he sees his family as enduring. It also makes him more faithful and committed to his partner. Marriage makes men directly protective of their wives, and living in a home with their daughters gives them the opportunity to be directly protective of them as well. Marriage also creates indirect protection for wives and daughters, because married women and their children tend to live in safer neighborhoods.

So what’s the answer for women who worry about male violence? It’s not to fear all men. It’s to reject the lifestyle of frequent “hookups,” which is so much promoted on college campuses today, while the women pursue a career and avoid marriage.”

 

H/T to the talented Miranda Blue at Right Wing Watch for the transcription.

You can listen to the audio of Schlafly’s remarks below, thanks to Right Wing Watch.

 

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