Courtney A. Fiske

Parting Shot

Parallel Harvards

On bad days, my room, though perversely sized and thinly walled, offered refuge from the scrutiny of the clan.

Sex in Academia
In The Meantime

Sex and the Scholar

How women, gender and sex broke through Harvard's tall walls

Columns

Say Anything

As our emotional and existential stakes in the web have risen, so too have the damages that digital malevolence can wreak.

Columns

Bored at Harvard

If boredom is, after all, a symptom of modernity, we might as well accept that being bored is here to stay.

Columns

Really, Aaron Sorkin?

At least to current Harvard students, “The Social Network’s” repeated scenes of intoxicated depravity—culled from some “Animal-House”-meets-hip-New-York-club wet dream—serve as a not-so-subtle disclosure that Sorkin’s narrative attends more to fiction than fact.

Columns

Oh, the Irony!

As my short-lived attempt at abstinence revealed, living un-ironically is distinctly un-fun.

Columns

Period Politics

Menstruation, therein, is more than a biological occurrence: It is a socially constructed phenomenon, emanating as much from cultural stereotype as from women’s own wombs.

Comments

Procrastinating Life

Me, “grow up”? Not yet.

Columns

Laughing with Heidegger

Academic disciplines are forms of gibberish that must be mastered before they can glean any insights.

Op-Eds

Situating Sex

As Beauvoir’s tombstone turns 24, her legacy—whether fully or pseudo feminist—commands our continued attention.

Columns

Viagra for Women?

Control over female sex should return to where it rightfully belongs: women themselves.

Columns

Our Resumes, Ourselves

Pressured to instrumentalize their educations for the sake of some bigger, better goal, Harvard students come to instrumentalize themselves.

Columns

Becoming Our ‘Best Selves’:

Imagistic distortion has become so normalized that unaltered photographs now run with special headlines, reinforcing the status of the non-airbrushed as an aberration.

Columns

Bruised Bodies, Silver Screens

Sex and violence remain hopelessly confused

Columns

Sex and the Sprinter

In destabilizing the sex-based division of sports, Semenya has destabilized the way in which we understand sex, gender, and ultimately ourselves.

django unchained scene
Visual Arts

Script Doctors

Harvard vs. Yale
Yale

Freshman Survey Part V: A Look at New Haven

Books
Academics

Freshman Survey Part III: Inside the Classroom and Out

Acceptance Letters
College

Freshman Survey Part II: The Gilded Envelope