Oh, for petition’s sake!

I confess, I tend to avoid signing petitions, which has become a huge form of slacktivism in the internet age.  But when Katha Pollitt gives my nation the heads up that Washington University is awarding an honorary degree to Phyllis Schlafly — yep, you read that right — even I am moved to send my name in the form of an electronic signature.  (For those of you too young to remember her, feel free to check out Schlafly’s gems on facebook.)  Thanks to Mona Lena Krook for sending the following instructions to members of FEAST:

For anyone who is not on the Wash U campus, but would like to sign a petition protesting Schlafly’s honorary degree, send an “electronic signature” with your name, email address, and a sentence saying you’d like to sign the petition, to: noschlaflydegree@gmail.com

One thought on “Oh, for petition’s sake!

  1. And Wash U is bringing in “mad misogynist Chris Matthews” (Pollitt’s nice phrase) as commencement speaker.

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