Pillow Talk

The recent debate over Sex Week stands in for the discussion no one’s having about educating—and sleeping with—the Facebook generation.

In the debate about sexual culture at Yale, everyone agrees that “intolerance,” “rape culture,” and “objectification” are bad, while “intimacy,” “respect,” and “love” are good. Both sides also agree that something is wrong with their school’s sexual culture here. So the indignant, supercilious tone of editorial on both sides isn’t a result of a difference in goals, but of a disagreement about what the problem is. After news of the Department of Education’s Title IX investigation broke last spring, President Levin hosted a series of. . . Read more
Nicholas Geiser
Say a Little Prayer for Me

Faith and romance at Yale.

Leah Libresco ’12 hoped that her boyfriend Chris Pagiriella ’12 could find her a very particular Valentine’s Day Card. “I told him he didn’t have to get me one unless he could find one that said, ‘I love you so much that I am accidentally condemning you to hell by wishing you existed,” she tells me. He looked, “but it wasn’t in the Yale Bookstore! Not the first or second floor,” Chris laments. They share a quick kiss on the lips. The romantic sentiment, which. . . Read more
Kate Selker