Both documents define women an oppressed class their

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experience and publicly exposing the sexist foundation of all our institutions.” Both documents define women “an oppressed class. [Their] oppression is total, affecting every facet of our lives. [They] are exploited as sex objects, breeders, domestic servants, and cheap labor.” The main viewpoints displayed in the manifesto are all targeted against men and the idea that “we do not need to change [women] but change men.” Certainly many people stood behind the opinions held by the Redstocking Manifesto and the NOW Statement of Purpose , however, many men and women had a completely different viewpoint on the status of women’s rights. Phyllis Schlafly’s, The Fraud of the Equal Rights Amendment features a viewpoint that is 100 percent opposite of the Manifesto and Statement of Purpose previously discussed. Schafly’s main point is that “the claim that American women are downtrodden and unfairly treated is the fraud of the century.” She expresses this opinion through the impression that if women receive
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more rights they will lose privileges like not being subjected to the draft, and the loss of child support. She argues, “Why any woman would support such a ridiculous and un- American proposal as this is beyond comprehension.” Finally she concludes, “women’s libbers are radicals who are waging a total assault on the family, on marriage, and on children.” Clearly the two outlooks on women’s rights are entirely opposite, two historical
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