Radio Host: Women Can Avoid Getting Raped by Focusing on Marriage Instead of Career
Eagle Forum founder and radio host Phyllis Schlafly tackled sexual assault in her radio address this week, saying that women can avoid rape and violence if they just got married rather than focusing on a career.
“Marriage settles men down,” Schlafly said. “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.”
“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,” Schlafly said. “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.”
A few months ago Schlafly sent a “report” out to supporters, explaining that college has become a “dangerous place for men.”
She lamented that one college textbook discussed “that it is common for women to be bisexual. Of course, the book endorses abortion. The traditional model of the family is presented as only one of the many forms of family. The book teaches that married women should be liberated from marriage and turn their children over to the state to be raised. This college textbook has a radical feminist political agenda: anti-marriage, anti-homemaker, pro-abortion, and pro-lesbian. College students should not waste their tuition dollars taking women’s studies courses.”