An Interview with Fordham’s Favorite Bouncer

It’s the tail end of the 1980s in New Haven, Connecticut, and Daniel Morse’s 4th grade teacher gives his class an assignment: create a business. Make it as creative and colorful as you want. That’s how Dan came to craft Captain Dan’s, the finest restaurant and bar in the Connecticut public school system — a creation that also carried a certain precognition.

Internet Fetishes: Woolies and Insects and Trees, Oh My!

Human sexuality. It’s a pretty straightforward concept, isn’t it? At least, it can be. Over the course of our evolution, we’ve depended on some variant of it to reproduce and to express love to each other. Because sexuality comes in a variety of flavors, it can manifest itself in some pretty strange and unconventional ways. One of the more eccentric of these means is fetishism, a form of sexual pleasure experienced through engaging with a particular object or activity. While fetishism might seem niche because we don’t tend to talk about it seriously in our everyday lives, it’s far more prevalent––and diverse––than one might think.

The Sensationalism of Female Virginity

C’mon, ladies. Would you rather be a porcelain teacup or a red solo cup? My friend recounts the words of her high school health teacher and I shudder. I’m disappointed and appalled by the blatant slut-shaming young girls are being fed. Authority figures are supposed to educate with logic and reason, not through cheap scare tactics. But I can’t say I’m surprised by any of this. Since the dawn of time, female virginity has been socially constructed in a way that male virginity has not. Archaic cross-cultural thinking has persisted throughout centuries as women are generally expected to remain “pure” until they are married.