Pornography and Women: Empowering or Demeaning?


With the recent "coming out" of "Belle Knox" the Duke University student who admitted to both participating in pornography as a performer as well as enjoying her work comes this discussion "ripped from the headlines."

Different sets of groups have lined up diametrically opposed to each other on the issue of how pornography portrays women.  Is it possible that there a middle ground? Are in fact the fiercest critics of female porn performers those males who view pornography the most?  Are there really people who "choose" to be porn performers rather than those who "end up" doing it? These and other exciting questions will be discussed.

NOTE: We may or may not mention specific sex acts but for example purposes only. They will not discussed for the purpose of arousal or titillation. They may be discussed in a humorous manner. The links below may or may not directly or indirectly relate to sex acts but contain no pornography as defined by the Supreme Court of the United States ("I know it when I see it."-Justice Potter Stewart defining "obscenity.") 

Anyone who is uncomfortable with pornography as a subject matter is urged not to attend.

Links for discussion: (video) (video)

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