The Feminist Empowerment of @Belle_Knox

From Donald Douglas:

Duke University Porn Star Belle Knox Returns to Campus Despite Threats
A news report at ABC, “Porn Star Student Returns to Duke University Campus.”

She says she’s “empowered” by making porn flicks to pay her way through college. Okay, whatever.

And one of the ladies interviewed at the clip says Knox is getting threats for being “assertive.” Yeah, I’m sure.

While we haven’t written about Miriam Weeks, the Duke University freshman who is supposedly paying her $60,000 a year tuition, room and board bill at Duke through acting in barely-legal pornographic films, Robert Stacey Stacy McCain has had several articles on her:

Miss Weeks was “outed” as a porn star going by the stage name of Belle Knox by a fellow Duke student, one who just happened to spend hundreds of dollars every month on his pornography habit, who recognized her. She then decided to try to take control of the story by writing about it herself — though she tried to use a pseudonym, it didn’t last long — claiming that what she was doing was a lot better than waiting tables, which she said she had done, that she loved sex and sex work, and that this was empowering for her.

The esteemed Mr McCain has noted that her story has changed somewhat — basically, she has told a bunch of half-truths about herself — but she has stuck to the story that she likes what she’s doing, and doesn’t care if you like it or not.

But sometimes the truth is told not in words, but in pictures. Miss Weeks had the opportunity to make some money during Duke’s spring break. The website Egotastic had the pictures; they are definitely not safe for work.

Belle Knox got very public at the HeadQuarters strip club in the Big Apple, dancing around in her school girl costume, naturally, and removing her top to flash her ACC All-Star udders. Obviously, there’s much more of Belle to see than this particular show, but I think it’s worth noting that her feminism extends to live work as well. Personally, I’d have rather done porn than a whole bunch of shitty jobs I had to pay for college. Hmm, cleaning clogged toilets in group homes or having paid sex on camera? Belle is much smarter and more merchandisable than I.

How much does Miss Weeks really enjoy her work? Well, your Editor undertook the grim task of copying all of the Egotastic photos from her strip show, and cropping them to make them safe for work on this site, because the truth is told not by her words, but by her face. To insure that we cannot be accused of hiding some information, to press an invalid point, I have reproduced ever photo from her strip scene which shows her face . . . and her expression.

The photos are all different sizes due to the way I cropped them, but, other than that, I have not altered them.

Now, the obvious question is: does this look like a woman who is actually enjoying herself, who is empowered? To me, she looks like she’s pretty much miserable! Sometimes, the truth comes not from what people say, but from how people look. The photos are below the fold; you can judge for yourself.

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13 Comments

  1. On first notice, I clicked around the Internet and found free videos of Ms Knox doing her X-rated thing. She’s pretty good at it and seemed to enjoy her work. With her clothes on, she looks and sounds like any other pretty college age girl from the neighborhood. But, then things quickly start getting steamy…

    In her defense, I’ll just note that no one is offering cash money to look at my naked rear end.

  2. Yeah, Eric, there’s quite a bit of obsession abroad in the land these days. McCain is obsessed with Ms Knox; Obama’s obsessed with spending the nation into bankruptcy, forcing his idiot health insurance disaster on an unwilling public, snooping into emails and listening to phone calls, ducking responsibility for failed programs like Stimulus, Cash for Clunkers, the Chevy Re-Volt, Solendra, Fast-n-Furious, Benghazi, IRS, NSA, and every other insane scam the dirty bastard’s inflicted on us; rich bitch (and obsessive blinker) Nancy Pelosi is most recently obsessed with affordable, affordable, affordable; The GOP is obsessed with preventing the TEA Party from winning elections; and FOX NEWS is over-the-top obsessed with every shipping container, packing crate and wooden pallet floating around in the Southern Ocean.

  3. Boy did you call that one ropelight. What the hell is going on? For the last ten days every channel all day long is pontificating about that damn Malaysian 777. You mean to tell me if that plane hadn’t disappeared they would have been off the air because there was no other news to report? Of course not! This is a blatant and collusive attempt to keep the foreign and domestic failures of this president, his administration and the entire worthless bureaucracy out of sight. A government and administration drunk on power and adrift on economic and international failures. Corruption, crony capitalism, collusion with green industries, lies and more lies and in the end the ultimate failure of this president and his party to provide a stable economic base for job and business growth. The only thing they can do is the “Krugman Rule”, print, borrow and spend enough money to create an illusion that even if we aren’t gaining ground at least we aren’t losing any. So they latched on to the Great Disappearing Plane Trick of 2014 to keep our eyes off the (slowly deflating) ball. Who in the U.S. really gives enough of a rats ass about that plane that we need 24/7 coverage of it? If there was anyone who failed to realize the media is covering for the ineptitude of Obama this plane episode should put that to bed.

  4. The light at the end of his rope wrote:

    FOX NEWS is over-the-top obsessed with every shipping container, packing crate and wooden pallet floating around in the Southern Ocean.

    If only it was just Fox News, but it’s not; CNN is just as eaten up with this story as anyone else.

    This is absotively, posilutely the worst sensationalism journalism I’ve seen in awhile: the truth is tha nobody knows much of anything, so the media are filling the time with people speculating about what might have happened. When there’s no news to report, why, just make up something!

  5. If only it was just Fox News, but it’s not; CNN is just as eaten up with this story as anyone else.

    An extremely very answer to this. First the story makes itself. Then the story is heart string tugger. Then leads take time to chase down, so re-hash all of the story again and again. And lastly, why bother with those boring BO Scandals, mundane monetary issues, Russia claiming a small island like peninsula on the Black Sea, Four dead Americans in Libya, Iran building a nuke, the false reporting of the unemployment issue, no jobs, Obama wrecking the healthcare system, the decimation of our military, the wreckage called foreign policy, like why do all that real journalistic boring stuff. Remember Tragedy and SEX Sells the news. All that other stuff is just ………boring.

  6. This is absotively, posilutely the worst sensationalism journalism I’ve seen in awhile

    I disagree. The Treyvon Martin/George Zimmerman case was handled MUCH worse! The press took an otherwise non-story and tried to turn it into a race war. At least the missing 777 is a legitimate story, still, there’s been a ratio of about 100:1 of speculation to actual news, since there’s been very little of the latter.

  7. Mr Editor, thanks for letting me know CNN is every bit as obsessed over flotsam and jetsam as FOX NEWS, I wouldn’t have known otherwise. The only time I’m exposed to CNN is in an airport lobby or the doctor’s office, two places I usually avoid.

    Yeah, Hoagie, I don’t know how those numbskull TV talking heads can pretend to chase after one idiot speculation after another like each new or recycled asspull is today’s Scoop of the Year requiring endless wild-eyed flights of half-wit fantasizing. It’s as disgusting as listening to Juan Williams defend ObamaCare, or Bob Beckel or Alan Colmes talk about anything.

  8. Rope, on the Saturday mornings when I’m not working, I’ll flip back and forth between Fox & Friends and CNN’s morning show. CNN has a weekend anchorette with legs to match anything Fox can put on! :)

    However, CNN could do a better job than Fox, because they put more resources into covering more stories. Unfortunately, while they could, they don’t: the journalism is crappy.

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