It's OK but not really OK
Posted by aogSaturday, 14 February 2004 at 10:22 TrackBack Ping URL

I’ve not been following the spectacle of Harvard approving a porn magazine. I haven’t had much respect for the “intellectual tradition” at Harvard for several decades. But I thought a point in Friday’s Wall Street Journal was a good one:

Judith H. Kidd, an associate dean at Harvard […] told the Washington Times that “[…] to deny recognition would deny free speech”. Somehow I doubt that such a defense would carry much weight from a student accused of making an untoward sexual advance […].

The real question is, what if one student shows a copy of the magazine to another student? Would that be sexual harassment? Could the second student then sue the first student and Harvard for approving the magazine? Would the Harvard approved porn magazine not count, but other magazines with the same content be considered offensive? There’s just a whole lot of interesting legal issues that could be tried out by a conservative legal group at Harvard’s expense.