Rachel Shukert, a Tablet Magazine columnist on pop culture, is the author of the memoirs Have You No Shame? and Everything Is Going To Be Great. Starstruck, the first in a series of three novels, is new from Random House. Her Twitter feed is @rachelshukert.
Citing the track’s ‘dangerous rhetoric,’ a group of Canadian college students—who believe the song ‘minimizes the experiences of oppression’—have it all wrong: Lou Reed was a vanguard for gender identity.