Gloria Steinem to receive honor at Washington University in St. Louis

Friday, April 20, 2012 | 10:22 a.m. CDT

ST. LOUIS — Four years after feminism opponent and St. Louis native Phyllis Schlafly received an honorary degree at Washington University, pioneering feminist Gloria Steinem is about to get the same honor.

The university says Steinem will be among six people receiving honorary degrees at commencement May 18. Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Mike Peters, who graduated from Washington University, will be the commencement speaker and will be among honorary degree recipients.

Schlafly's honor in 2008 generated protests by some students and faculty at the university.


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