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The Best Little Whorehouse on Harvard Square

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Harvard has learned some new lessons this semester, after police busted the About Hair salon two blocks from Harvard Yard, for offering prostitution as well as haircuts. The store owner denied knowing what was going on in the back room, where two undercover officers reported receiving manual stimulation (one not being evidence enough, apparently). Government professor, conservative intellectual, and author of Manliness, Harvey C. Mansfield (’53) sees the alleged side business as consistent with the liberal campus’s ethos. “Prostitution is perfectly in accord with Harvard’s principle, which says that sex is okay when it is in private between consenting adults.” Novelist Patricia Marx (’75), visiting last weekend, asked, “What’s a little prostitution if they give a good shampoo and cut?”

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