So I’m a sour-puss for not attending this year’s Priscilla Ball. After all, what’s the marginal utility of one more drag show in addition to the dozens I’ve already seen? I was fascinated, though, when I saw the photos emailed to me showing my male classmates under pounds of mascara, posing in tartly fishnet stockings and carefully coordinated shoes and handbags. Be warned of hypocrisy in the future, guys, if you opt to keep your mouth closed on politics during class.
Frustratingly there’s an unspoken understanding that no one at HBS will take a stand on many issues, perhaps out of fear of alienating future business partners. Or maybe because of one’s own political aspirations. Forget it, fellas – there’s tangible evidence of you in a French maid’s uniform spanking that burly Naval officer who’s dressed as a Girl Scout. And you thought that Bill Clinton’s refusal to inhale while in college was controversial! Stop clutching your pearls -the truth is out there.