But I keep hearing the great feminist myth of the great male conspiracy
to enslave women, and it is a dandy myth.
This pamphlet is about 1980. See how it applies today. I find it
TO MANIPULATE A WOMAN
"We must destroy love... Love promotes vulnerability, dependence,
possessiveness, susceptibility to pain, and prevents the full development
of a woman's human potential by directing all her energies outward in
the interest of others". - Woman's Liberation, Notes from the 2nd year.
"No deity will save us, we must save ourselves. Promises of immortal
salvation or fear of eternal damnation are both illusory and harmful."
- Humanist Manifesto II, signed by Betty Friedan, Founder of NOW,
Humanist Manifesto I and II, Prometheus Books, 1973. Also signed by
Walter Mondale and former Pres. Carter.
"The ERA has become both symbol and substance for the whole of modern
women's movement for equality... I am convinced if we lose this struggle
we will have little hope in our lifetime of saving our right to
abortion..." - Betty Friedan, NOW-ERA Fund Raising Letter, March 1978.
"Marriage has existed for the benefit of men and has been a legally
sanctioned method of control over women... the end of the institution
of marriage is a necessary condition of the institution of marriage is
a necessary condition for the liberation of women. Therefore, it is
important for us to encourage women to leave their husbands and not to
live individually with men... we must destroy it (marriage)." - The
Document, declaration of feminism.
As for divorce. Dr. Bane said she sees it as a "safety valve" for
families. "It makes for better family life," she said, "There's no merit
in holding families together just for the sake of it. For this reason,
divorce improves the quality of marriages." - Tulsa World, 8/21/77,
"SANTA CRUZ-Nearly 400 women picked different notes and held them,
catching their breaths at different times so the sound droned unabated
for 5 minutes. The errie monotones from this congregation of sorts
reverberated against the angular outside walls of the Theater of
Performing Arts and filtered through clumps of tall pines on the UC
Santa Cruz campus. The Hymnic call was to the Goddess. Later in the day,
encouraged by the beat of bongo drums, spontaneous groups of circling
women danced barebreasted in scenes suggestive of frolicking wood
..."More than a successful university extension course, however, the
event was indicative of a burgeoning spiritual dimension to the women's
liberation movement in America."
..."Christine Downing, head of San Diego State University's religious
studies department, estimates that many - if not most - spiritually
sensitive women in the women's movement are willing to replace the
biblical God with a frankly pagan and polytheistic approach..A Santa
Cruz women, Ebony of the Mountain, 38 said, 'Some of the women think of
themselves as witches, but not all." - Part 1, Pages 3,19,20,- LA Times,
10 April 1978.
"...the new liberated woman of 1970 is not an old battleax.
Well-educated, privileged, she is often attractive and almost always
young.. she is, in addition, idealistic, intense... and she is furious.
She has nothing against pre-marital sex and has usually tried it. It's
just that she finds it disappointing at best, not worth the trouble
(isn't it easier to masturbate?) ...she wants to reform sex practices
in line with sex experiments... Bad language is a way of proving you're
not a lady, so liberated women may toss off... the four letter words
from which men extract a sexual thrill..." - Caroline Bird, Born Female.
"What happens to children depends not only on what happens in the
homes, but what happens in the outside world. We really don't know how
to raise children. If we want to talk to equality of opportunity for
children, then the fact that children are raised in families means
there's no equality."
"It's a dilemma. In order to raise children with equality, we must
take them away from families and communally raise them." - Dr. Mary Jo
Bane, Tulsa World, 8/21/77, associated press.
"By the year 2000 we will, I hope, raise our children to believe in
human potential, not God..." - Gloria Steinem, editor of Ms. Magazine,
Saturday Review of Education, March 1973.
Miss Ti-Grace Atkinson, a founding member of "The Feminist" and a
former president of NOW "claims that women understand her. She seeks
to eliminate sex, marriage, motherhood and love, claiming that marriage
is legalized servitude. That male-female relationship is the basis
for all human oppression." - The pantagraphy, 9/20/70.
Sonia Johnson, who was excommunicated from the Mormon Church after
publicly supporting the Equal Rights Amendment, said yesterday at an
emotional meeting with pro-ERA forces that women must be willing to die
to gain equal rights over our own dead bodies. We are never going to
go away." - Seattle Times, 11/17/80.
"For the sake of those who wish to live in equal partnership, we
have to abolish and reform the institution of legal marriage." - Gloria
Steinem, speech at IWY Conference, Houston, Texas, 1977.
Dear concerned American,
As you read these quotes, you will understand why I am so concerned
about the future of America.
Concerned Women for America (CWA) was born out of my heart's desire
to strengthen the American family.
ERA leaders are committed to the destruction of the traditional
family. They will take "no" for an answer. They intend to rebuild now
by enlisting housewives.
Before you and I decide about ERA (The Equal Rights Amendment), let
us consider from what motivation it was born.
With concern for my family,
Concerned Women for America, Inc.
In His Love,
Michael A. Kline, Sr. SSE
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