ASSHOLE OF THE DAY: Schlafly Reiterates View That Married Women Cannot Be Raped by Husbands
Last year, Phyllis Schlafly spoke on the campus of Bates College where , among other things, she “belittled the feminist movement as ‘teaching women to be victims,’ decried intellectual men as ‘liberal slobs’ and argued that feminism “is incompatible with marriage and motherhood.” She then went on to top herself by claiming that a married woman cannot be sexually assaulted by her husband, saying:
“By getting married, the woman has consented to sex, and I don’t think you can call it rape.”
Needless to say, those views caused a bit of controversy … controversy that has now reemerged at Washington University in St. Louis when school officials decided to honor Schlafly with an honorary doctorate:
Washington University’s decision to bestow an honorary degree on conservative political activist and author Phyllis Schlafly has stirred outrage among some students and faculty.
Opponents of Schlafly’s honorary doctorate formed a group on the social-networking website Facebook and had 1,023 members as of Monday evening.