Katherine Spillar Presented with Honorary Doctorate from TCU

Katherine Spillar, the executive director and co-founder of the Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) and executive editor of Ms. magazine, was presented with the degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, from Texas Christian University (TCU) at the Winter 2018 Commencement last week. Since FMF’s founding in 1987, Spillar has been a driving force in executing the organization’s diverse programs that aim to secure women’s rights domestically and globally. Spillar has been instrumental in countering the effects of anti-abortion extremist groups targeting women’s health clinics, including championing the use of buffer zones and the passage of the federal Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act. Spillar also created FMF’s National Center for Women and Policing, an effort to curb police violence, integrate more women into police departments, and improve law enforcement response to violence against women. TCU’s tribute to Spillar celebrated her accomplishments on the global scale as well, reading in part, “Under your oversight, the Feminist Majority Foundation was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 1997. This was a result of the efforts of the foundation’s Campaign to Stop Gender Apartheid that were directed toward Union Oil of California. The company was negotiating with the Taliban to construct an […]

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