Phyllis Schlafly continues her improbably perfect record for being wrong on everything with her latest radio commentary, wherein she laments the loss of “real men” who went to war and saved damsels in distress. You know, like John Wayne, the draft dodging wife beater.
If American women want to know where all the manly men have gone, they can blame the feminists. Not only can men no longer hold the door open for women, they can’t even save a woman’s life and get a gracious thank you. Feminists have destroyed the relationship between men and woman. Most women like big, strong, John-Wayne-type men. They want men who bravely put out fires, fight in combat, protect their wives and children against intruders, and save damsels in distress. But feminists have made a lot of men afraid to be manly. It’s time to say, we love manly men.
Except, of course, John Wayne didn’t do any of those things. He played characters that did them, but he exhibited nothing even remotely approaching those traits in his real life. In real life, he dodged the draft so he could keep making big money in the movies, even while many of his fellow stars in entertainment volunteered to fight. John Wayne was the Rush Limbaugh of his day, a multiple divorcee with a history of drunken debauchery and adultery. But he talked tough, and that appears to be all Schlafly cares about.