In the last two years we have often observed the hypocrisy of Duke University Administrators in the handling of the Duke Lacrosse Hoax/Frame. So it comes as no surprise as news of the Sex Worker’s Art Show hit the press Duke Officials were left with another PR nightmare. How could they explain the conflict between the University policy of not allowing strippers on campus and what happened last Sunday night on campus when 300 Duke Students watched a sex show?
The Sex Worker’s Art Show featured strippers & self proclaimed sex workers who perform various acts from stripping, to a dominatrix leading a young man on a leash and pretending to masturbate with a large dildo while she humiliated & degraded her “pet."
(Click here to watch an excerpt of the educational video)
Last September Stephen Bryan, Duke’s associate dean of students and judicial affairs director explained the decision to ban strippers from campus events.
"It's a moral choice. We made a decision that a stripper at a campus event is something that we don't want to support." ESPN
The solution fell to Larry Moneta, Duke's vice president for student affairs, who said the performance "raised issues for discussion." Asked about the difference between the art show and the lacrosse team's hosting strippers, he said, "one served the purpose of personal gratification and the other had educational value." ABC
On the web site of the Sex Worker’s Art Show it states the show entertains, arouses, and amazes. Clearly if Larry had watched the video of her “performance” one would question the educational value of sexual humiliation? Keva I. Lee is described on their web site as ”ball-crushing, whip-yielding, nipple-torturing Dominatrix! She’s learned the ropes and acquired more than a few tricks in her bag. She explodes and exploits stereotypes surrounding Asian women: dragon lady/ passive lotus flower, exoticism, fetishism, perpetual foreignness, language as a faux cultural barrier. She uses these stereotypes as an erotic tool for her own amusement and gain.”
After listening to the cheers of the 300 Duke students as Dominatrix Lee in her leather outfit riding her pet “pony” around in his collar on a dog leash we wonder what lesson was Larry referring to? What was the lesson taught while she simulated masturbation to the cheers of the audience yelling faster faster in Chinese? What was educational value of watching a topless stripper singing a lewd song about a Catholic Saint as she climbed a stripper pole? What value did a topless transvestite in a pool of kitty litter with a lit sparkler coming from his butt have?
Duke parents wonder that also.