Committee Approves Porn Magazine

H Bomb will feature nude pictures of undergraduates

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“There will be people who will value the free speech [...] and people whose sensibilities are offended,” said Kidd, who was also at yesterday’s meeting. “[CCL] also very strongly felt we ought to be able to approve these organizations.”

“Committee members really sort of look at it as, ‘Is it something if the student body would want? Is it feasible?’ Not ‘Would I join?’” McLoughlin said.

McLoughlin also said he thought the magazine might generate considerable attention, even outside of the College.

“I guess I can’t imagine that it won’t,” he said.

Baldegg and Hrdy anticipate that their magazine will be published bi-annually, starting this semester. They are thinking about distributing the first issue of the magazine during commencement ceremonies in May, Hrdy said.

Lecturer on the Study of Religion Brian C.W. Palmer ’86 said many pornographic publications often walk the line of objectifying women.

“Much depends on the values of the editors. Quite possibly the magazine will sell, as so much else sells, by commodifying women’s bodies and including an occasional half-nude man as an alibi,” Palmer wrote in an e-mail.

Professor of Psychology Marc D. Hauser, who teaches Science B-29, “Evolution of Human Nature,” nicknamed “Sex” by students, will serve as the Faculty adviser for H Bomb.

Hauser could not be reached for contact yesterday because he is out of town.

—Staff writer Ebonie D. Hazle can be reached at hazle@fas.harvard.edu.