Wednesday, August 17, 2011

“Feminism: Where Are We Now?” Part 1 with Phyllis Schlafly, Jenell Wright, Jan Burmeister

So what do you talk about on the last two shows? Well, I’m wrapping 20 years of broadcasting with two programs on the impact of the Feminist Movement on American women. Where are we and what’s next?

When I think of contemporary women who champion women and families, the first person who comes to mind is Phyllis Schlafly, named as one of the 100 most important women of the 20th century by the Ladies’ Home Journal. Her first book, A Choice Not an Echo, sold 3 million copies. Her national volunteer pro-family organization is Eagle Forum. Phyllis has passionately debated on 500 college campuses and written or edited 20 books on subjects from politics to family, feminism to nuclear strategy, child care to phonics. This highly educated woman knows victory with accolades from Presidents of the United States and a wide array of leaders in the world, as well as strong opposition and defeat. How does she stay so upbeat and feminine when the going gets tough? She has six children, was widowed in 1993 and today readily admits her age, 86. Phyllis Schlafly is a phenom! I ask Phyllis, “How has the feminist movement helped or hurt women?” Hear her answer to this and other questions, along with her hope and prayer for the American family and for the U.S. as a whole.

Jenell Wright follows Phyllis Schlafly on this show to comment on how the Feminist ideology interacted with her high-powered jobs and her decision to leave a handsome six figure salary when she started her family. Was it hard to pull out? Four children later, does she have regrets? How does she find fulfillment without the paycheck and the kudos from the office team? Tune in to find out!

Jan Burmeister did not set out on the fast-track to success, but she found it, almost in spite of herself. She worked with some amazing people and projects, including George W. Bush in the White House. Hear what Jan learned about women and the world of rights and wrongs as she shares her advice to women hoping for the breaks and striving for the advantage to be chosen for the fast track to the top. Her bottom line is lovely. “God does greater things with our simple gifts than we could ever do under our own steam!”

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