Since Washington University in St. Louis announced it would honor anti-feminist activist Phyllis Schlafly with an honorary degree at Friday’s commencement, protest has been swift. Yesterday, 14 law school faculty members wrote to the university chancellor asking that he rescind the degree; a similar petition has 240 faculty signatures. Schlafly, however, is unrepetant, yesterday calling the protestors “a bunch of bitter women”:
“They are a bunch of bitter women,” she said of her detractors. “It was 25 years ago that we buried the Equal Rights Amendment and they are still whining about it.”
Her suggestion to them? “Get a life. Move on. Try to do something with your life.” […]
“If they make a scene, they just make themselves look ridiculous,” Schlafly said. “It doesn’t bother me. I’m not going to let a bunch of tacky women ruin my day.”
Write a (polite) e-mail to Washington University Chancellor Mark Wrighton here to object to the Schlafly award.