Duke University Porn Star Is Getting Slut Shamed By Her Peers

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A Duke University freshman, who will remain anonymous, is reportedly being bullied by her peers after it was discovered that she is paying for college by doing pornography. Look, this girl got into Duke, an elite university, she ain’t dumb but she is getting treated that way and we think it effin’ stinks. This country is in a trillion dollar student loan debt, Duke is $60,000 a year, so if someone has to make a few porno movies to get a good education, who is anyone to judge? And if that weren’t the case, if she was from an affluent family, why should we judge her for participating in pornography anyway? It’s perfectly legal.

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Lauren, her pseudonym, told the Duke Chronicle of her sexuality and understanding of it as a women’s studies major, “I feel like girls at Duke have to hide their sexuality. We’re caught in this virgin-whore dichotomy,” she said. “Gender norms are very intense here and I feel like that’s particularly carried out by frats. I think that being a woman at Duke is extremely difficult. I think that being a sexual woman at Duke is extremely difficult.” Lauren isn’t wrong, Duke is known for being a haven of misogyny. With comments like, “I don’t ask her to censor her behavior. I’m just making fun of her for being a huge slut,” thrown at her, we can’t help but want to defend her.

When our bro site COED reached out to Lauren, after sleuthing out her identity, she expressed her reservations. “I’m a bit wary of journalists. I spoke with my school’s newspaper, and they completely misquoted me and made me look like a dumb attention-seeking bimbo.”

Essentially, Lauren is being bullied by anonymous comments on a CollegiateACB thread and thus is getting a ton of side eye in person. She (allegedly) told the Duke Chronicle, “I feel angry. I feel victimized. I feel harassed. I feel hated. I feel discriminated against. At Duke, I can’t be who I want to be. I really wish I could just do porn and pay for my college and not get s–t from people and just be respected as a human being, but clearly that’s not going to happen.” However according to the Duke of Student Affairs Larry Moneta the school is dedicated to supporting her, so why are her peers being such poo-poo pants about it?

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So how did Lauren’s secret get out anyway, “Lauren said it all started with first-year Thomas Bagley watching porn and noticing that one of the actresses looked oddly familiar, almost exactly like Lauren. At his next fraternity rush event, he divulged this discovery to the older brothers and the news took off from there. It was the climax heard ‘round campus. Bagley said Lauren was walking with him to a pre-game and admitted her secret. She begged him to keep it private and he agreed, but he broke his promise at a rush event that evening.”

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However, after seeing how Lauren was being treated Bagley regrets what he did, “She told me that I ruined her life. As much as it was her decision to go into the profession, it was her decision who to tell. I certainly would take it back. I would take pretty much that whole night back.”

While we understand that porn is public and participating it means you assume the risk of being seen by peers, we can’t help but empathize with Lauren. She is paying for college and expressing her sexuality while remaining critical of it however the culture we live in is a slut shaming one, we understand why she would want to keep this on the down low—less stress, basically.

At the end of the day people feel like they have permission to treat this woman poorly, no matter how smart or accountable she is for her actions, because they believe a woman who has a lot of sex deserves to be bullied.

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