The hypocrisy of Belle Knox, Duke College porn actress.

The hypocrisy of Belle Knox, Duke College porn actress.

Is Miriam Weeks a hypocrite?

The ongoing saga of the Duke College porn actress.

First of let me say before i am considered a basher of women’s rights, I fully support and endorse what Miriam Weeks, aka Belle Knox the Duke college porn actress has chosen to pursue. Not that she needs my endorsement or yours frankly. It’s her body, her life and her decision. Not mine, not yours and not societies.

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Sasha Grey defends Belle Knox. Yes it’s fine to be an adult film star. 

The exploitation of Miriam Weeks aka Belle Knox. 

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Belle Knox’s manager accuses family of abandoning daughter. 

Miriam Weeks parents devastated over daughter’s adult film career. 

How Miriam Weeks redefined our discussion of sex. 

Is Belle Knox a coke head? Rumors on college boards swell…. 

Why is Belle Knox, Duke College adult star refusing to reveal her real name? 

Belle Knox, Duke college adult actress, the contradictions of society. 

Miriam Weeks, Duke College freshman adult actress. The pinnacle of feminism? 

Belle Knox, Duke College Freshman gave away full scholarship to be a porn star. 

Outed Duke College freshman insists she’s proud to be a porn star.

Unfortunately it’s not that easy, because as Belle Knox, the Duke College freshman porn actress has to her chagrin found out, we live in a duplicitous society which can not accept the right of men and women to explore their sexuality as they wish, especially if they are getting paid for it. Not that you haven’t paid to load a porn video or paid a hooker, so let’s get that out of the way too.

What perhaps is disconcerting about the argument about Miriam Weeks being a slut, or a ho, or skank, all derogatory descriptions often levied at women who choose to eschew cultural taboos and pacify their own desires is the nonsense most media outlets have been spouting about the violence of porn.

But before I get on to that discussion, I do want to say that as much as Miriam Weeks ought to feel vindicated for her decision, her ‘feminist’ arguments of why she chose to pursue porn and stay anonymous reeks of hypocrisy and fallacy. But before we explore that terrain, an understanding of how we as a society view porn might first be in the offering.

Opines chicagonow: Make no mistake; I’m not a fan of pornography. Led mostly by sleazy and opportunistic men, porn exposes women to infection risk, injury, societal rejection, violence and harassment. Porn makes reckless, debauched sex appear ordinary and reasonable, creating unrealistic expectations for women. Porn can lead to addiction, with viewers craving a “sexual high.” And research has found that those who watch porn frequently were likely to suffer from “severe social and relationship problems, and were more likely to lose their jobs and get in trouble with the law.”

For those reasons and more, I think pornography is awful.

Already the implication is that porn is bad news. Bad news for those who participate, bad news for those who enjoy it and bad news for our society because it purportedly engenders negative stereotypes of women, never mind the copious objectification of women on a daily schedule courtesy of your mass mainstream media: how to look like x, how to let your husband orgasm before you, how to lose weight in six minutes.

Is it any wonder that most young females do their head in trying to appropriate themselves to some half ass editor’s view of how the world should look like all the while pitching that publication’s advertiser’s beauty, weight loss products, etc (such a convenient situation to thus urge women to look ‘beautiful’ or else).

To even imply that porn is to blame for many of society’s ills and that it debases women is hypocritical and a sham and at best a diversion of what really goes on everyday in media.

Porn to be clinical, is an outlet. One goes to it to fantasize and release themselves. Both performers and those of us who watch it. It is akin to saying if one enjoys porn they are a depraved character as is one who watches murder thrillers complicity endorses murder. They do not. It is again a release, a fantasy, a story and it happens as a script, with willing participants and not in real life.

Opines conservative outlet theothermccain: Perhaps the significance of “this charade” was overlooked by some readers. One can argue — and some of our commenters did argue onMonday night’s post about Miriam Weeks — that the Chronicle‘s futile attempt to suppress the Duke porn star’s real name was necessary as a matter of personal safety. But this argument involves the assumption that performing in porn is inherently risky, because the men who watch porn are creepy and potentially violent stalkers.

Nobody at Duke University seems interested in the conservative anti-pornography argument, which is that porn is bad for the very reason that it incites and inflames such dangerous passions. The editors of theChronicle have unwittingly implied that porn addicts are a bunch of degenerate weirdos; the terrors of political correctness forbid them from saying this in so many words.

Are consumers of porn and by extension, porn performers weirdos? Is it any more risky than the random hook ups many college students participate in, that you participate in? Why the hypocrisy?

The hypocrisy of Belle Knox, Duke College porn actress.

And going along:

Fellatio, anal sex, lesbian orgies, bisexual threesomes and even the video enactment of violent abusive rape fantasies: “The Bad Decision video is great. She gets choked, slapped, and raped, all of which I obviously approve,” says one reviewer of a Belle Knox video.

This is “empowering”? No, this is degrading, and any woman who takes money to participate in this degradation is as deserving of condemnation as the freakazoid creeps who pay money to watch it.

It’s degrading to pursue threesomes, anal sex, to simulate rape videos? Why and how? It is mutual and agreed and simulated rape is just that, a fantasy between consenting adults. Real rape is not consenting and that is when it is degrading and abusive. And don’t get me started on anal sex or threesomes. We’ve been doing it since the dawn of time and if it is an issue of religious studies eschewing such natal desires (please admit it) then that says more about religion’s inability or reluctance to embrace humanity and its innate yings and yangs.

But lets get back to Miriam Weeks, aka the Duke College Porn actress whose outing has caused a shit storm in the media landscape.

What is disturbing about this young  woman’s take on why she’s pursued porn is her desire to insist that she only pursued the vocation because she needed the money. True, I don’t doubt that she didn’t need the money. Coming up with $60K a year for one’s education is a lot of cash.

But there are other choices that Miriam Weeks could have pursued. And the fact she chose porn is for her alone to dwell on and not ours to condemn. But here’s the catch, the actress could have also pursued other vocations, could have taken out a loan like many other students do, pursued a side job that pays a modest amount as many students do.

When one chooses to have sex in front of a camera for a vast audience, it is not anymore about the need for money, it is about the need to self validate and fantasize and this is what I wish Miriam Weeks owned up to. But I suspect she failed to own up to this because of her fear that she might be judged, that she perhaps might judge herself and be denounced, which she of course has. Because let’s remember, men who score are heroes and women who score and fuck are sluts. Right? Isn’t that what you believe?

If Miriam Weeks really wants the freedom and liberty that she seeks to be the woman that feminism theory propagates, then she should have no shame about admitting to her nature as many porn actresses do.

And that is the fallacy of Miriam Weeks’ reasoning as to why she pursued porn. Not to empower the agenda of women (many rightly or wrongly will argue that porn performance degrades women), not to necessarily pay for going to school but simply to own up to the fact, she gets off on sex and is kinky and is hard up and is free spirited and willing to experiment. And that is wonderful and liberating if Miriam Weeks owned up to it and not hid her identity and pretended like many magazine editors (who perpetuate this nonsense, shame on you all) that sex and porn is taboo and dirty.

Sex, porn, self expression, self affirmation is not dirty, nothing to ever be ashamed of but everything to be embraced. The real hypocrisy ultimately lies with society who later this evening will be jerking off to Miriam Weeks while candidly denouncing her as the little whore that she is. Not that you and I aren’t the little whore that we are too. So let’s accept our nature, our humanity our animal instincts and impulses and stop hiding behind political correctness and arbitrary values that only serve to hurt and demonize individuals such Miriam Weeks.

What do you think, will you finally own up or will you just keep slapping Belle Knox as your voodoo martyr doll?

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  • doctor stinkstah

    God bless her. thestinky dot com

  • goldushapple

    LOL this article is complete fail in any justification. It’s basically says “Let women do what they want without negative judgement … only compliments or neutral judgments, please.”

  • mstrvlr

    I find this article to be one of the most complete wagons of brown stuff that ever came down the highway. If people want to do porn, let them. Only the church has a problem with it. And the church did the Inquisition!!! Porn at its best.

  • scallywag

    Why should women be judged negatively? Or men for that matter? This woman chose to pursue what she did without negatively affecting your life or mine. Why judge her or anyone who pursues porn and why must we consider that a negative assertion? Isn’t that part of the shame this woman was feeling? The hostility that individuals like you might want to judge her for pursuing a sense of being that agrees with her. It’s her life, Belle Knox owes us nothing, not an apology or a dollar. It’s interesting though how her actions have vexed so many men and women, which raises the question why….?

  • xyz

    Why have you used her real full name at every opportunity, when she has specifically been using the pseudonym Lauren, to, I don’t know, protect her privacy somewhat and not have things like this come up in every google search, including those years down the road when she might be applying for a job or Law School? You’re doing worse damage here (and not respecting her rights) with this clearly intentional move than any anti-porn crusader. Why be an asshole?

  • scallywag

    There’s no shame to what Belle Knox has pursued. The shame is society’s.

    If were going to have a discussion about this, let’s all be up front as the internet demands transparency. I can also assure you there are thousands of google turn ups before this article. Belle Knox is an adult and an entertainer, not a child. Let’s not pretend otherwise…

  • ruserious

    xyz, when you do porn you have lost all your privacy rights. same thing with anything you post on social media. once it’s out there, it’s out there forever. Writer is not at fault for posting her real name. Duh, she’s already naked everywhere else!!!

  • Clevername

    My issue with your article is the assumption that the people who have watched her porn are the people sending her threats and harrassment. She posted a photo on her XOJane article. It’s clearly from people who hate porn

  • Jay_D_Kaputski

    What is this crock of shit that we should not be judgmental. Of course she should NOT be harassed in any physical form and she should be freed to get fucked however and whenever she wants, but I happen to think that this girl is very fucked up. So there I judge her negatively. Miriam Weeks thinks it is degrading for folks to do labor work and jobs below her like waitressing. So while she can judge others, is she so special and so deserving of kid gloves treatment? She can handle a big cock and she cannot handle the reality that people may think negatively of her? What the fuck.

  • Jay_D_Kaputski

    This is some fucked up straw-man argument. Who is not letting whom do porn? Of course you are freed to get fucked however and whenever you want, but it does not mean everyone has to think your asshole is wonderful.

  • Vader Skywalker Jr

    Because that is her name. If she’s as proud of doing porn as she claims to be then she should have no problem with using her real name.

  • ShlomoShunn

    > ” It’s her body, her life and her decision. Not mine, not yours and not societies.”

    Nonsense. Try moving your body 200MPH on a highway because you DECIDE to. Try eating a diamond ring in a jewelry store, claiming ownership because it’s in your “body.”

    We forfeit a some freedoms once we CHOOSE to join our bodies to society.

    And choices have consequences, not all in our control.

    Why didn’t she talk with her parents before doing porn?

  • ShlomoShunn

    > “There’s no shame to what Belle Knox has pursued.”

    I wonder if that’s how her family feels.

    “My sister is a whore who likes to be spit on and slapped…and dammit, I salute her. Who cares about Rhodes Scholarships. MY sibling won Best Anal With A Football Team this year!”

  • ShlomoShunn

    > ” Why judge her or anyone who pursues porn and why must we consider that a negative assertion?”

    As if feminists don’t CONSTANTLY demonize straight male sexuality!

  • Psychoanalyst

    You get to know that Belle Knox has a severe case of bowleg, if you take a close look at some of her open-to-public photos. Which is, of course, quite rare amongst Porno actresses. 99.99% of serious porn actresses have straight legs.
    From a purely psychological point of view, I think her bowleg, and its adverse impact upon her ego, self-respect and aesthetic consciousness have all worked together to lead her, almost impulsively, to challenging the social taboo.

  • Jas

    A little hypocrisy here? I mean let’s show some titillating pictures, why not because we ALL know sex sells and will keep readers viewing. Did you just exploit Miriam for some ad clicks? And linking to sites with lots of searches, classic SEO swiping…Yes you did.. Look, porn is a 50 Billion dollar industry, like it or not.

    Let’s see the dangers of porn, http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2013/11/12/the-15-most-dangerous-jobs-in-america/ does it rate??

    And about crime and stats and the cost of porn viewers to society, really? If that were true and you estimate the number of people who view it ( its a 50B industry remember?) all work would stop, anarchy reigns? I think not.

    We all know people ( or are them ourselves), who enjoy porn from time to time. Quite a few women I know enjoy the rough porn more than some men (I do not) and the world has not collapsed.

    So what you do, watch what you want, no one should judge another, regardless of what they believe their reasons are…

  • s0cializa

    There’s a reason why people look at porn and masturbate in the dark. A reason why politicians lie about sex outside of marriage. Because we know its wrong. It’s an addiction that’s driven by society. Something most people have to do but are not proud of. Once the seed of “man I wonder how she looks doing x or y position” sprouts in our minds, we are slaves to it. But the thing is – even if we may be slaves to it – we know its wrong. Doing it, whether willingly or most of the time due to lack of self control, doesn’t make anyone a hypocrite if they stand against it. People have legitimate sexual appetites. But most of these appetites can be satisfied where its supposed to be – in a healthy marriage relationship. Sometimes a person can be trapped outside of that into porn. I love how you include all those porn links to prove your point though. Some uncontrollable people out there will be beating off to her. But don’t go and say that everyone should all come out and say – “hey watching porn and beating off is okay” because its not. Because most of the time it leaves us feeling empty thinking “what the hell did I just do?” or “why do I keep doing this?”. If you choose to be a slave to sex and porn, that’s on you – don’t go calling everyone else hypocrites but they don’t say its okay.

  • mikeave

    If she wants to do porn that is her right, but her outrage is stupid. there is nothing ground breaking about her situation or feministic, she sells her body for sex. This girl cannot get angry if other people think that its awful. she can’t ask for respect if she dosen’t respect herself

  • knightshade

    Your post masturbation thoughts are hilarious.

  • Sylvie Bissinger

    Sorry I have no sympathy for it. That’s right; everyone has
    sex, but that is not the issue. The issue is exploiting something so personal
    for everyone to see. I’m not saying I’ve never seen porn before (if my memory
    serves me right, it was 15 years ago), but from seeing it, I do know it is
    degrading and in any way does empower women. It also shows unrealistic ideas of what sex
    is. People do what they do I guess, I’m not for calling anyone names for doing
    it, but I sure as hell won’t defend it.

  • Sylvie Bissinger

    Pardon my language but let’s call a spade a spade! Of course most of the
    men would be for it until it’s their daughter, sister or mother who’s
    taking d*cks in every hole possible.