Leaks in the Pipeline: Gender Equity in the Academy

Since 1982, women in the United States have earned close to ten million more college degrees than men. Graduating with close to 60 percent of all associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in the United States each year, women appear to have conquered the obstacles that once loomed over their educational pursuits. Yet despite these … Read more

In Defense of the Police

Two years ago, on February 26, 2012, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot dead on his way home from a local convenience store by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer. Following Zimmerman’s acquittal last summer, the national race narrative was dominated in part by a conversation that black parents feel compelled to have with their sons—in … Read more

The Crimea Conflict and the Lessons from Georgia

With its recent annexation of the Crimean peninsula, the Russian Federation has amazed the international community once again.  The permanent member of United Nations Security Council, which should logically preserve international law protecting national sovereignty, impudently violated and annexed a sovereign country’s territory. A majority of international leaders have condemned Russia for its actions. However, … Read more

DoubleTree, Double Standards

What is it like to work for Harvard? Thanks to successful worker-initiated and student-supported campaigns, workers here on campus have generally secured strong unions, living wages, and impressive contracts. Yet at the Harvard-owned and Hilton-managed DoubleTree Hotel just across the river in Allston, workers have reported chronic pain and debilitating injuries from overwork, poverty-level wages, … Read more

Bill Kristol: ‘Weekly Standard’ Editor

William Kristol is the founder and editor of the neoconservative political magazine The Weekly Standard.  He spoke with the Harvard Political Review during his visit to the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at the Institute of Politics at Harvard University. Harvard Political Review: There have been a lot of swings in foreign policy over the past ten years. … Read more

Obama’s Year in Review

10. The 5-Second Rule is Now the Only Legitimate Form of Health Insurance 9. PRISM Has Become Self-Aware 8. Edward Snowden Lands Safely on Mars 7. The U.S. and Overly-Attached NSA Decide to Separate 6. U.S. Drones Stationed in the Middle East Break Out in Civil War 5. Healthcare.gov Literally Takes the Internet Down with … Read more

Ancient Causes of a Modern Conflict in Mali

The unrest that dethroned Malian President Amadou Toumani Toure and his administration in 2012 has marred the country for the past two years, generating a stream of conflicts involving the military, the Tuareg National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA), and Islamic fundamentalist groups. Several towns have been taken over by combatants, who in … Read more

JLo’s "I Luh Ya Papi": A Feminist Parody

  Jennifer Lopez recently released the music video for “I Luh Ya Papi,” the leading single of her upcoming eighth studio album. The music video effectively engages in a reverse role parody of the objectification of women by objectifying men, ultimately illustrating just how ludicrous the normalized phenomenon of hyper-sexualizing and objectifying women is in … Read more