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 7:00pm 9/13/13 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 12:40pm 8/01/13 12:40pm

The Yale SWUG (Senior Washed Up Girl) Wars

The Yale students who first deemed themselves SWUGs — Senior Washed Up Girls — say they were making fun of the stereotypical sexist bullshit women are fed as they age; it's not like they really considered themselves decrepit hags at the grand old age of 21. But this year's SWUG crop is pushing the mindset… » 4/11/13 10:20am 4/11/13 10:20am

Yale's Sex and Intimacy Clinic Helps Cancer Survivors Reconnect With…

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 9:30am 12/04/12 9:30am

Nun Writes Sex Book Praising Female Masturbation, Vatican Blows a…

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 1:50pm 6/05/12 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 12:30pm 5/29/12 12:30pm

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

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 10:00am 2/17/12 10:00am

Just How Bad Is Child Abuse in America? Very.

Child abuse is a dark and depressing reality in American life, but until now, it's never been clear just how widespread a problem it was. A new study, led by Dr. John Leventhal of Yale University, offers the first comprehensive estimate of serious injuries caused by child abuse in the U.S., and the results are pretty… » 2/07/12 12:00pm 2/07/12 12:00pm

Yale University Discovers Firsthand the Awful Results of Gender…

When Yale University introduced gender neutral housing for seniors, it was an experiment to see what happens when people stop being polite and start getting real, and also a test to see whether male/female cohabitation might work for the general student population. And after a trial period allowing upperclassmen to… » 1/10/12 2:30pm 1/10/12 2:30pm