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Thursday, April 19, 2012 12:40 a.m.

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.

  • GW 2012

    Last sign is hilarious

    “can’t believe I’m still protesting this shit”


  • Keith

    The second photo caption is wrong; GW Republicans was not a co-sponsor of the event.

  • Student

    Knights of Columbus, a so called “bipartisan” group did though. Maybe that should be included.

  • Matt Borasi

    Great Job Carlos and the rest of the GWU YAF members! I am extremely proud of you guys for standing up for what you believe in. It is sad that the liberal left, in this case the feminists group, can’t sit and respect another persons point of view. They preach tolerance and respect for other humans and their view points. Mind you this is only when they agree with there opinions.

    Again great job guys and keep up the good work!

  • Matt Borasi


  • GW

    It was a walk out protest… that’s maybe the reason they didn’t sit. Respect? Respect for a sexist and homophobic activists? No thanks!