The masses speak at Washington University St. Louis!! Hundreds of students and faculty turned their backs as Phyllis Schlafly who does not believe in marital rape, is a proclaimed anti-feminist and a firm leader of the conservative movement, received an Honorary Doctorate. Despite extensive protesting, WU faculty went ahead with the plan to honor Schlafly and six other candidates. I haven’t heard any info on whether the students degrees were threatened for their brave show of activism, but I’ll let you know if I hear anything. From what I’ve deduced, Schlafly has built a career out of arguing against the rights of women…..honoring her at commencement is a pretty fucked up parting gift for a female graduate, no?
My favorite part: school chancellor Mark Wrighton apologized for the anguish caused to the school’s community in choosing Schlafly as a doctoral candidate, and reiterated that the school does not in any way endorse her opinions….you know, they’re just kind of honoring her life’s work…. pretty lame.