December 1, 1986
Eight administrators and faculty members circulated a letter condemning a student magazine Genius with a Penis, which included pornography and stories containing bestiality, racial slurs, pedophilia and juvenile sexual abuse.
A signatory, Professor of Psychology Anne Constantinople, said, “To me the magazine is offensive; and what is perhaps more offensive to me is that member of the community would feel that their individual rights to disseminate the magazine is in no way in conflict with the community values as a whole. It seemed to me important that somebody stand up and speak for the values of the College community.”
The magazine’s editor responded, admitting,“the magazine expresses ‘views abhorrent to Vassar,’ but does so not to hurt, which it was never intended to do so, but to provoke thought.” The Miscellany News