Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Sex and the single Stern girl

As many people have already heard, last week a YU affiliated paper published a first person account of a sexual encounter that contained no graphic details and in which the narrator expressed regret at the end.

Not scandalized? Well, I guess you are not an Orthodox Jewish student at the school. After many negative comments, the student council decided to pull its funding.

The mainstream press caught wind of the story--from Gawker to The Wall Street Journal to the incredibly philo-Semitic New York Times.

What did scandalize me was that during the course of reporting the story (and after speaking to a few Stern students, including the author of so-called "controversial" essay) was how hard it was to find out information about sex, pregnancy, contraceptives, etc. within Yeshiva University, which is why I decided to dig a little further into the matter. You can read the story in it's entirety at JTA.

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