So this morning I heard the story of “Belle Knox”, the Duke freshman women’s studies major who started doing porn in order to pay for her college tuition. I have incredibly mixed feelings about this entire situation and would really like to hear from you guys what you think.
I do agree with what she said during her CNN interview that America loves to watch porn but we shame the people in them. It’s true. We, especially women, are taught to not have sex, to hide our bodies, to be ashamed that we want it. But we all know that sex is a part of life and there is no harm in enjoying it. And I have to give these women props for being confident enough to take their clothes off so millions of people can watch them have sex. So in that respect, it would seem that I would be on her side. However, it’s very hard for me to do that.
She said that when she wants to be in a relationship, her job description will not be an issue. I mean, lets get real. How many guys want to seriously date a porn star? I’m sure thousands of them would like to take you out, but who wants to be romantic with someone who gets paid to be railed by men all day. Obviously, relationships aren’t everything but I think one day she will see that her choice will affect her forever.
I also think she should stop saying that she did it so she can pay for college. Yeah, college is expensive. Not only is my school charging almost 60 grand a year, but the student loans I am taking out to pay for it have an incredibly high interest rate. I’ll be left with about $300,000 to pay back when I’m 22 years old. But the first thought I had was not to do porn to afford it. I’m getting a college degree so that I can have a career that will allow me to pay it back and be happy. What is a women’s studies major gonna get you? Honestly, skip college and just do porn.
Like I said, I’m so on the fence about it. In one hand, good for her. Women should be proud of their sexuality but on the other…you get paid to get fucked.
Guys, what do you think?