Last March, the Harvard Crimson published an anonymous letter that detailed a devastating sexual assault by a student, on a student, and the aftermath that followed. “Dear Harvard: You Win,” stands as a terrifying example of how rape cases go mishandled, even at our most prestigious universities, when their definition of sexual assault is unduly narrow. More
Taylor Rapalyea Correspondent
Stories by Taylor Rapalyea
How did you apply for your last job? Did you gussy yourself up in a suit, visit a few businesses, and try your best to be likable?
Sitcoms rely on classic tropes that often end up reinforcing harmful gender stereotypes. Few TV shows do this as much as outrageous cartoon sitcoms like “Family Guy,” “American Dad,” and “The Simpsons.”
Background: We have another doctor in the house: Avellone was a surgeon for years before going over to the healthcare side of things. He’s currently the Corporate Senior Vice President at PAREXEL International, a global bio-pharmaceutical research company.
Trivia: Watch out – Avellone played rugby while at Dartmouth. Photo evidence could not be found. Did we mention rugby is essentially more complicated football without helmets?
Party: Progressive Democrat
Background: Berwick (that’s Dr. Berwick to you) has gone from pediatrician, to Obama’s Medicaid man, to gubernatorial candidate
Trivia: Berwick learned how to cross country ski when he lived in Alaska, and hasn’t been able to quit the stuff.
Last Tuesday, Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley held a legislative panel to discuss her petition to overhaul the process for liquor licensing in Boston. Restaurateurs and politicians gathered to hear testimony regarding her petition, which would eliminate the current limit that the city has on the number of licenses available. More
The “it” boys and girls of New Media have driven one ex-employee to spill all of their darkest secrets. User @ExMediaMan popped up March 14, with the promise to “dish” on the many places he has worked, including Buzzfeed, Gawker, The Daily Mail, Huffington Post, and The Atlantic. More
Logan Smith sees the worst of the worst on Twitter. He is the mind behind @YesYoureRacist, a Twitter feed that retweets any post that begins with, “I’m not racist, but…” and is guaranteed to end with something extraordinarily offensive.
Smith doesn’t take the time to follow up with his contributors’ places of work, but he has seen some people lose their jobs after gaining exposure for their hateful biases. More