Thursday, May 01, 2008

are you kidding me?

wash u released a press release today, naming the six people to whom they plan to confer honourary degrees at commencement this year.

one of them is Phyllis Schlafly.

Phyllis Schlafly, of the Eagle Forum.

Phyllis Schlafly, who said of feminists that their first commandment was: "I am woman; thou shalt not tolerate strange gods who assert that women have capabilities or often choose roles that are different from men's."

Phyllis Schlafly, who said at a Senate hearing on sexual harassment: "Non-criminal sexual harassment on the job is not a problem for virtuous women, except in the rarest of cases. Men hardly ever ask sexual favors of women from whom the certain answer is no. Virtuous women are seldom accosted."

Phyllis Schlafly, who remarked that "Sex education classes are like in-home sales parties for abortions."

Phyllis Schlafly, who is still convinced that:"By getting married, the woman has consented to sex, and I don't think you can call it rape."

i'm embarrassed. i'm astounded that my institution thinks that this closed-minded, hot-button-pushing shrew is worthy of an honourary doctorate.

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