"Our national security is not served by this misguided attempt to force young women to register for a military draft. Tell your Representative and Senators to remove this offensive provision when the national defense bill (NDAA) comes to the floor in September." -- "The Phyllis Schlafly Report", July 2016
Phyllis Schlafly, who recently died at 92, was a mix of contradictory parts that's bewildering: An activist who opposed the Equal Rights Amendment in defense of the rights of the American housewife, yet earned a masters degree in the '40s (from Harvard's all-female counterpart Radcliffe College no less), campaigned (unsuccessfully) for a Illinois congressional seat in 1952 and became a constitutional lawyer after producing six children. She wrote 26 books, a weekly syndicated column, and debated on TV talk-shows long before digital rent-a-mouths. Some stay-at-home housewife!
A few critics have even called her behavior hypocritical, a logical conclusion to make. However, each individual is a mix of contrary influences and opposing push-pull internal forces. After studying Human Design through Baantu.com, it is staggering -- and humbling -- to see time and again how most of us are hard-wired to operate at cross-purposes.
We see now all the subtle tugs-of-war that various psychotherapies have been trying to treat for years: between mind and body, between mind's motivation and mind's perspective, between mind's motivation and the physical body's needs and attractions, as well as a host of other dynamics. Not to mention, all the tensions between what's happening beneath the skin, the inside of a human, and what's happening on the outside, in Life. It becomes more and more pointless to label, judge or predict. There's just no easy way to describe another when viewed through this kaleidoscope.
Schlafly is no different, just one of those exposed on the Fame Stage with her contradictions on full display under the spotlight. By the way, her Life Path is one of Fame -- she was bound to reach the public and distribute no matter what the content, and she was up until she died. Her path is also based on Connections, obvious given that political career of hers. Make no mistake, she was a politician -- not just a commentator and activist.
But let's peel away the outside layers and see what's happening inside. Looking at her Human Design chart, right away you see a mind that gravitated to Power. Contrary to her outward role as protector of traditions, her mind was actually motivated by Power: She desired power, which made her mind happy. Her mind was not happy pursuing security or defending the rights of stay-at-home moms per se. No, not at all. I almost get the sense she latched onto some of these conservative issues because they were a great in-road, at the time, to Power. Her mind was happy on power trips, and then secondarily happy on reaching a perfect potential. If society had been more amenable to female presidents back then, this is a mind that would have been easily attracted to that top spot. She certainty vied for legislative seats.
Her mind's "perspective" (a different, subtle nuance than mind's motivation) was Trouble. As she walked through Life, the view she was constantly presented with was Trouble: who the troublemakers were, who had the potential to cause trouble, who the fighters were, and who the ones were to disrupt power -- her's or her country's. This isn't exactly conservative either. If anything, her mind's ability to deal with and face risks was quite high. Of course, you can see how she was perfectly poised at the height of the Red Scare to become a researcher for McCarthy as well as set-up various anti-Communist groups. It is isn't much of a stretch either for her to connect women working outside the home (the Soviet ethos) to anti-American behavior and a potential source of Trouble to be rooted out.
Phyllis Schlafly's birth details are 15 August 1924, 23:25 and have a AA Rodden Rating for accuracy.
Schlafly's Baantu chart:: https://baantu.com/en/#MzI0MzcwMg%3D%3D