Thursday, April 19, 2012
Photos: GW YAF hosts conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly
GW Young America’s Foundation hosted Phyllis Schlafly yesterday who spoke to a standing-room only audience in the Marvin Center. Schlafly, who is famous for her conservative viewpoints, illicited strong emotions from many students who came to protest her appearance.
Students gathered in the hallways of the Marvin Center to show their disapproval of conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly. She spoke Wednesday at an event hosted by the GW Young America's Foundation. Francis Rivera | Assistant Photo Editor
GW YAF President Carlos Vazquez introduces Phyllis Schlafly to an audience filled with both supporters and protesters Wednesday. Francis Rivera | Assistant Photo Editor
Schlafly, who is famous for her conservative views on social issues, discussed the fallout over Hilary Rosen's comments on working mothers and the importance of the family to the national economy. Francis Rivera | Assistant Photo Editor
Sophomore Tori Kurtz, left, freshman Olivia Becker, middle, and sophomore Erica Soultanian, right, react as Schlafly lampoons women’s studies, saying the topic is misguided. Francis Rivera | Assistant Photo Editor
This post was updated on April 19, 2012 to reflect the following:
Due to a reporting error, The Hatchet incorrectly spelled Hilary Rosen’s first name. We regret this error. Also the College Republicans did not host this event.