"Men's Rights" Activists Are Trying to Redefine the Meaning of Rape
February 26, 2014
The Men’s Rights Movement has agitated on things like child custody. Now its creepy online attacks have a new focus: the definition and treatment of sexual assault.
Fraternities Didn't Invent Hazing
February 21, 2014
Anthropology explains how violent initiations rituals are a global phenomenon.
What Obama's New Task Force Should Do to Fight College Rape
January 23, 2014
Experts suggest the administration's way forward on campus sexual assault.
How the Red Solo Cup Became a Political Football
October 31, 2013
Solo cups are usually the domain of college kids at keg parties, but they’ve been in the news lately thanks to a very different demographic: politicians.
LinkedIn’s New Network for Teens Is a Wasted Opportunity
October 30, 2013
LinkedIn's play for college-bound teens mimics the worst of the college-admissions racket
What Slate Missed: 5 Other Reasons College Women Shouldn’t Get Drunk
October 16, 2013
Emily Yoffe has managed to outrage everyone on Twitter this morning despite having written nothing about our infuriating Congress.
"Rapey" This, "Rapey" That. Enough.
October 08, 2013
All of a sudden, everything is “rapey.” I blame Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” which conjured the adjective so many times that even the Wall Street Journal deployed it (surely a sign of the apocalypse).
Granite Countertops, Flat-Screen TVs, Fire Pits: The Surprising Story of How College Dorms Got Luxe
September 18, 2013
The social history—and private-sector big money—that explains why granite countertops and fire pits are part of today's new dorms.
With much fanfare, President Obama today announced a new set of proposals to rein in the cost of higher education, the most eye-catching of which is the creation of a ranking—based on metrics such as affordability, graduation rates, and recruitment o
Proven by Science: There Is No Such Thing as "Hookup Culture"
August 13, 2013
You’d think that sixteen years of Catholic education would’ve inured me to watching middle-aged adults freak out about sex.