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Students Rally To Hear Porn Feminist

After Oregon State University canceled a self-described feminist pornographer as the keynote speaker at its Modern Sex Conference, OSU students rallied and raised $4,000 for Tristan Taormino to appear. She’ll speak Tuesday night on campus on “Claiming Your Sexual Power.” In addition, The Register Guard reports, she’ll speak Wednesday at the University of Oregon on the topic, “My Life as a Feminist Pornographer.” Her visit to UO is sponsored by campus groups. OSU administrators said it was her work in the pornography industry that that led them to not spend taxpayer dollars for her speech at this week’s sex conference/Associated Press. More Northwest briefs here. (Wikipedia photo of Tristan Taormino)

Question: Who did right here -- Oregon State administrators who decided not to use taxpayer dollars to fund an individual with a background in the porn industry or students who raised money to hear her speak?



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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