In September, the board of Sewall-Belmont House plans to honor former first lady Laura Bush with the Alice award, a prize named after suffragette Alice Paul. Celebrating the accomplishments of a Republican woman is, of course, an almost unspeakable horror to the feminist Left.

Led by NOW co-founder Sonia Pressman Fuentes, 22 self-appointed arbiters of what’s Good for Women™ have their feminist panties twisted into bunches, and boy are they chafing.

“When I read that the award was going to be given to Laura Bush, I felt as if I’d had a sudden onset of Alzheimer’s,” she told Yeas & Nays. “I couldn’t believe my eyes.”

Hey, that’s how we felt when President Obama won the Nobel Prize. Only, y’know, he didn’t do anything to deserve it.

Fuentes told the Washington Examiner this is not a partisan issue.

I’m not complaining that she’s a Republican. I’m complaining that she’s never done anything for women to get this award.

Really? If it’s not a partisan complaint, why does the protest letter include this:

To give it to a non-feminist Republican figurehead, at a time when the Republican Party is doing its utmost to demolish women’s hard-fought rights, reflects a stunning lapse of judgment.

Ah, the Republican patriarchy’s ol’ War on Women. Will it never end?

Award available. Victims only. Inquire within.

Even the former first lady’s support for legally available abortion isn’t sufficient to admit her to the sisterhood. Why? As always, because Booooosh!

While femme-agogues raged in a collective tantrum and scrambled to offer “palatable” left-wing alternatives like Sen. Barbara Mikulski and Eleanor Smeal, the conservative Twitterverse easily reeled off the many reasons to honor Bush’s work on behalf of women.

She’s “never done anything for women”? Try again, lefties.

She PAC co-chair Teri Christoph launched the #StandWithLaura hashtag to push back against the Left’s insulting, demeaning attacks on the former first lady.

By the way, lefties. The Sewall-Belmont board has no intention of caving to your bullying, so you might as well get to work untwisting those panties. It’ll take a while.

Officials at Sewall-Belmont are standing up for her, too, saying she “transcends cultural, political and geographic boundaries” in her advocacy for women.

“Through Mrs. Bush’s commitment to education, health care and human rights, she has made an impact on women’s lives both at home and abroad,” said the group’s executive director, Page Harrington.