Magazine cover featuring portrait of alumna Alice Zhang The arrival of the latest edition of PAW occasioned a twinge of embarrassment for me for not having realized earlier the school colors were no longer appropriate for its front cover. Of course I have always known that the orange and black represented the toxicity of male dominance pervasive at Princeton prior to coeducation, but given that any color chosen as replacements will offend someone, even the insipid lavender gracing the current issue, I am puzzled you chose any color at all. 

To accomplish your goal to banish even the appearance of micro-insult, may I suggest your PAW covers be transparent. Naturally no print could be placed on it, since a color, especially black, would send students and alumni to the nearest safe space. And, since the interior pages would be visible through the cover, they also would have to be likewise transparent and print-free lest a mad rush to the school shrink ensue. 

Configuring your magazine in this manner would have many benefits to your readers. First, nobody is offended. Second, there is total transparency. Third, your editors won’t have the impossible, mind-numbing task of satisfying the burden imposed by the intersectionality theory. You editors can know your readers can see through your publication to the individual, the logical end to trait selection.