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The very unpopular (to some) Phyllis Schlafly is dead


A lot of people are Ding-Dong-the-Witch-is-Deading over the death of Phyllis Schlafly.

Schlafly, who died this week at the age of 92, was a famous conservative activist. She opposed gay rights and the feminist movement, and is credited for single-handedly stopping the Equal Rights Amendment, which would have eliminated all gender-based discrimination in the Constitution.

Schlafly had many controversial stances: She didn’t think marital rape is real, she was virulently anti-immigration, she was against AIDS prevention and teaching evolution in schools and she was a devoted Donald Trump supporter.

Reax on the Web and in the media are very divided: Conservatives mourn their hero, while liberals ... do not. Here's a sampling:

Trump tweeted about her:

And so did a lot of people, with extremely different opinions:

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The very unpopular (to some) Phyllis Schlafly is dead

Brianna Snyder

Brianna has been working in media since 2005, when she left Westfield University in Massachusetts and became the listings editor at an alt-weekly in Hartford. Now, she's the senior editor at the Times Union Magazine Division in Albany, N.Y. She cares very much about news, Beyonce, the Internet, gin and tonic and that Vine of this one puppy who keeps falling asleep and smooshing his face on a pillow. Follow: @BriannaLSnyder or BriannaSnyder.com

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