Back to the Kitchen, ladies: Washington University will give honorary degree to Phyllis Schlafly

Schlafly

According to this article in Inside Higher Ed, officials at Washington University in Saint Louis have announced they will award an honorary Ph.D. to noted conservative, anti-feminist activist Phyllis Schlafly. Now, Mrs. Schlafly certainly has a number of impressive academic credentials, so why does she need this one? Given that she’s spent the past thirty-five years opposing equal rights for women, including Title IX, even going so far as to call feminist critics of Lawrence Summers a bunch of whiners, I wonder what kind of message this sends to the young women who will be graduating from WUSTL this year?

If you think this is a bad idea, please see this Facebook group.

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