I stand for every woman who has ever been tormented for being sexual — for every woman who has been harassed, ostracized and called a slut for exerting her sexual autonomy — and for every woman who has been the victim of The Double Standard.
You want to see me naked. And then you want to judge me for letting you see me naked.
Worth the full read.
i wrote a lengthy and sincere post about this, then deleted it.
instead, my brief thoughts:
1. don’t be a dick to people because they do porn. seriously? grow up.
2. this could have happened anywhere. people love to hate duke. whatevs.
3. if you want to do porn, fantastic. but don’t blame duke. don’t you dare blame duke. this is where you lost me, belle knox.
i’ll stop here.
People are nasty and the internet isn’t helping. This is one if the ways in which the internet, frankly, sucks. Frat boys can tell everyone anything quickly. Gossip websites can post and spread commentary. And everything multiplies in a story that isn’t and shouldn’t be news. Ukraine, Venezuela, those are news. But the part no one is talking about, is the fact that she did this for the education she thought she needed/wanted. I was privileged enough not to worry about how to pay for college but if I did, I’m not sure I would have done the same. The porn part..well, I do think porn has had a huge impact on what young men see as sexy. But that’s another conversation.