'We Need Yale to Choose Us': Inside the Racial Tensions of the Ivy League

During the week of Halloween, Yale University’s Intercultural Affairs Council sent a campus-wide memo, appealing for students to be sensitive about their costumes. Days later, a faculty member opposed the minority conglomerate’s memo in a letter, invoking free speech. On Halloween Eve, a frat brother allegedly denied… »11/17/15 11:15am11/17/15 11:15am

Did a Yale MFA Jack Two Feminists' Work & End Up in The New Yorker?

Arabelle Sicardi is a visionary young queer feminist, fashion and make-up expert, and writer (and occasional Jezebel contributor). She frequently collaborates with Tayler Smith, an equally visionary young photographer. When they saw that a photo project they’d worked on featured prominently—without credit—in an issue… »6/19/15 2:30pm6/19/15 2:30pm

Yale Frat SAE Banned For Violating Sexual Misconduct Policy

The Yale chapter of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity has been banned from campus until 2016, reportedly for violating the school's sexual misconduct policies, then impeding a university investigation into the frat's actions. Nobody is saying just what the violation was, only that it involved a presentation that took… »2/13/15 2:50pm2/13/15 2:50pm

Yale Holds Story Time to Explain What 'Nonconsensual Sex' Means

Yale released eight hypothetical scenarios that might fall under its "nonconsensual sex" umbrella in response to criticism regarding how the university handles sexual assault — and why it calls sexual assault "nonconsensual sex." The scenarios, which read like Ivy League "Choose Your Own Adventure" prompts (I'm… »9/13/13 7:00pm9/13/13 7:00pm

Yale Officially Declares 'Nonconsensual Sex' Not That Big of a Deal

The word "rape" does not factor into Yale's new report on how the university is handling sexual misconduct; instead, the act is described as "nonconsensual sex," and it's usually punishable by "written reprimand." (Sometimes rapists have to spend some time thinking about respect!) According to the report, five of… »8/01/13 12:40pm8/01/13 12:40pm

Yale's Sex and Intimacy Clinic Helps Cancer Survivors Reconnect With Bodies, Selves

We write about cancer quite a bit because, well, it's a topic that hits pretty damn close to home for many of us. However, as a society, we don't focus much on the the sexual well-being of survivors. For millions of women, though, this is a question that's of immediate interest. The Yale School of Medicine's… »12/04/12 9:30am12/04/12 9:30am

Nun Writes Sex Book Praising Female Masturbation, Vatican Blows a Sanctimonious Gasket

An American nun who wrote a book about sex that praised female masturbation has been accused of promoting a "radical feminist agenda" by officials of the Catholic Church, an organization that knowingly and willfully protected pedophile priests from prosecution and is the proprietor of a bank that's US officials have… »6/05/12 1:50pm6/05/12 1:50pm

How to Feel When an Impossibly Promising 22-Year-Old Passes Away

I think it's safe to say that most of us would have been at least a little bit jealous of Marina Keegan before last Saturday. She was a 22-year-old recent Yale graduate about to start a job as an editorial assistant at the New Yorker in a few weeks — before then, her plan was to revise the musical she had written,… »5/29/12 12:30pm5/29/12 12:30pm

Your Mother Was Right: If You Don't Get Enough Sleep, You're Going to Get Sick

It happens to all of us: we stay out too late or we wake up in the middle of the night fretting about some thing or another and then we end up sleep deprived, and sure enough a few days later we come down with a cold or the flu. It's the reason our mothers used to hate letting us have sleepovers. It's why we spent so… »2/17/12 10:00am2/17/12 10:00am