Duke porn starlet stands for nothing, maintains the status quo for each of her audiences; Internet just says LOL

(Let’s just get this out of the way now so you can clear your head.  You can find Miriam Weeks’ porn on number of sites, so just Google it if you need to.  I’m fond of xhamster.com.)

It’s true, the news of Duke porn starlet Miriam Weeks (aka Belle Knox, aka Lauren, aka Aurora) is no longer a breaking revelation.  It never was, of course; if you went to college and claim to have never met a sex worker, then you are lying about an experience that probably ended up way more embarrassing than you planned on.

No videos or pictures in this post, but not because Miriam Weeks and/or Belle Knox does not make decent porn.  She does, although her early work was pretty rough—not in the production values sense, but in the choking and slapping sense.  I’m all about some pretty rough sex (as are most women), but violence that leaves marks is legal evidence, dumbass.

In case you missed it or are a good person, here is the gist:  a few weeks ago, a nice 18-year-old Jewish girl (majoring in sociology and women’s studies, because obviously) at Duke University was “outed” as a freshly-minted porn actress.

As noted, her early work is viciously cringe-worthy, and for some reason derpy college students looked unkindly on her film debut.  Not necessarily in the “we’re better than that slut” shaming or the “holy shit bro, I’d tap dat ass!” sort of stuff, but more like how the internet reacts to anyone taking him/herself too seriously:  the internet said LOLOLOL.

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The rest of the Matrix said exactly what it was supposed to:

Miriam Weeks / Belle Knox herself:

The threat I pose to the patriarchy is enormous. That a woman could be intelligent, educated and CHOOSE to be a sex worker is almost unfathomable… To the anti-pornography feminists out there: … Consider that when you demean women for participating in sex work, you are demeaning THEM, and consequently, YOU become the problem.”

Jesus.  Just… Jesus.  If this is her threatening “the Patriarchy,” then I’d hate to see her pandering to it. 

On the other hand, Miriam, you should be grateful to feminism—it’s enabled the Patriarchy to have WAY more fun than it ever did before and gave you this opportunity.  I’m not sure if it’s patriarchy or feminism that is slapping your face with one hand and forcing you to deep-throat with the other.

Eric Owens, Daily Caller education editor:

The sex-worker student doesn’t want her real name revealed — or even her adorably slutty porn name revealed — despite the fact that she has now done at least two interviews, written a monologue about herself and been invited to speak in various Duke classes on the topic of sex work.

It took me one second to find all the information about Miriam/Belle that exists, including her real name and the fact that her dad is a doctor who is not doing badly for himself.  Mr. Owens continues, cheekily quoting the Duke Chronicle’s calculation of her yearly earnings on a fairly doable schedule of sex acts.  It’s somewhat disappointing—even a skinny, long-haired girl who’s down for degradation might only hit around $84k per year (unless you constantly do double penetration, which is more dangerous and disease-prone).  Even James Deen tops out around $240k annually in my back of the condom package estimate.

Zak Stone, occasional Playboy contributor and hilarious white knight, was one of several writers who posted incredibly one-sided missives championing everything about Ms. Weeks:

PLAYBOY: You wrote that one of the main reasons you did porn was to pay for school and not be saddled with large student loans once you graduated. Would you be doing porn if Duke were free?

KNOX: No. If Duke had given me the proper financial resources, I wouldn’t have done porn. They have nobody to blame for the scandal but themselves.

PLAYBOY: Is that what this is really about for you—the skyrocketing cost of higher education in America?

KNOX: Absolutely. My story is a testament to how fucking expensive school is.

This was seriously written in a serious tone in a generally serious magazine (well, on a related website).  It was Duke’s fault that an already upper-middle-class white girl pursuing a sociology/women’s studies degree can’t go to school for free.

I mean… for god’s sake, you guys do realize that Hugh Hefner was a huge force behind pushing feminism in decades past?  You know why he wanted all that sexual liberation, right?

Obviously:  it’s because of how fucking expensive school is.

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Sunshine Thiry, who is a good person, kindly wrote:  “Listen to this girl speak; she is very, very young and very, very broken. She needs help and prayer, not bullying.”  It’s true—a little over a year ago, and Miriam’s porn would have been illegal to make, distribute, or consume.

Additional comments on the religious side of the aisle:  Ms. Weeks is the world’s most insane rationalizer, she fears righteous judgment, bitches be crazy, etc.  All a round-about way to say that Miriam Weeks is a godawful narcissist raised by parents who belong to the Dumbest Generation of Narcissists in the History of the World.

I know, I know, there I go blaming parents again.  But did you end up reading that entire xoJane piece she wrote?  Never have I read a more singular and desperate cry for personal validation.  Honey, your parents loved you enough to arrange a life in which  you could get into Duke University!  You are in the top 1% of white women.

But she even attempts to shame feminists into validating her life choice: the empowerment of pornography.  I mean, holy shit, were the study abroad opportunities all full?  You couldn’t join the Student Senate like the rest of the Gen Y narcissists?  You seriously had no other options to do something empowering?

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To be serious, the only real lie that Miriam Weeks is living is that porn is a means to an end, i.e., paying for a college degree.  Maybe for a few people.  For her, porn is the end; her college career is a means toward porn.

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