Phyllis Schlafly was a champion of homophobia and anti-feminism – but death isn’t revenge for the living.
Death does not forgive a person’s grotesque behavior in life.
Margaret Thatcher was not a feminist icon and Schlafly was not as Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus called her Monday “a courageous pioneer.”
It’s not ‘courageous’ to declare that transgender rights will “turn our boys into peeping Toms.”
She was a coward and a bully and history will remember her as such.
But treating an inevitable consequence of living as a cause for celebration – laughing off another human being’s demise — these things don’t make a person morally superior.