A porn star is born — with support from Duke University

A porn star is born — with support from Duke University

[Ed. – Coming soon to Duke: Department of Porn Studies]

Since the first headlines about the Duke University freshman making her way through college by making porn, we have learned many details about her life.

We’ve learned, for example, that being paid to have sex on camera is “freeing, it is empowering, it is wonderful, it is how the world should be.” We’ve learned she aspires to be a lawyer for women’s rights. And we’ve learned that she regards waitressing as more degrading than, say, being choked and slapped around in a skinflick.

Yet perhaps the most indecent detail in this tale is a tidbit about her university that has received almost no attention. It appears near the end of a profile that ran in The Chronicle — Duke’s student paper — which refers to her as “Lauren.” Here’s what it says:

“Lauren reached out to Vice President for Student Affairs Larry Moneta. Moneta affirmed that the University’s policy was to be supportive of all student identities.”

Note: He didn’t say “supportive of all students.” He said “supportive of all student identities.”

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