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Duke shows it's clueless [Duke Univ. hosts stripper show]
News and Observer ^ | Feb. 6, 2008 | Ruth Sheehan

Posted on 02/06/2008 9:47:27 AM PST by CondorFlight

Two years ago, the infamous Duke lacrosse case started with a group of lacrosse players hiring a pair of strippers to dance and otherwise "perform" at a rowdy house party.

Fast forward two years, to Sunday night. While the rest of the world watched the Giants defeat the Patriots in the Super Bowl, about 300 students and others attended the Sex Workers Art Show, in which strippers and prostitutes were hired to dance and otherwise "perform."

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The event was paid for by the Student Health Center, the University Fund, the Women's Center, Sexual Assault Support Services, the Women's Studies Department, Baldwin Scholars and Students for Choice. At $3,500 it was a steal.

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Did no one see the irony?

William Purdy, executive director of Duke University Student Health, had this to say: "The Sex Workers Art Tour was suggested and driven by student interest and was sponsored by numerous campus groups. It dealt with controversial areas, but hopefully gave viewers an understanding of an industry which most students know little about. It is hoped this was a worthwhile experience for those who chose to attend."

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There was a transvestite whose privates were covered with tape who crouched on all fours in a kiddie pool of glitter and stuck a lit sparkler in his bum while America the Beautiful played.

There was an overweight stripper who pretended to eat a bunch of dollar bills, then left nothing to the imagination as to the results of the digestion of such a meal. The next performer came out, picked up the string of bills onstage and waved it under his nose. Yick.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: duke; dukelax

1 posted on 02/06/2008 9:47:30 AM PST by CondorFlight
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To: CondorFlight

Your tuition dollars at work. This “show” is now on its way to William and Mary.


2 posted on 02/06/2008 9:50:22 AM PST by 3AngelaD (They screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, and now they're here screwing up ours)
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To: CondorFlight
Did no one see the irony?

Nope, I am sure they did not.

3 posted on 02/06/2008 9:51:21 AM PST by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: CondorFlight
Sex Workers Art Tour - an industry which most students know little about.

Bet me.

The S.W.A.T. team is well understood by these folks, I bet.

4 posted on 02/06/2008 9:53:42 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Always Right

The world is upside down in some ways. These colleges drive out those who would discuss the Bible and religious matters, fearing that somehow the Bible or religion will affect the students negatively.

Yet these same places want to open the students minds to other self expression, and be tolerant, yadda, yadda, yadda, to a pornography show. Why aren’t the colleges as open to discussing and presenting the philosophies of religious study and religious thought? If being “open and tolerant” is such a big issue, why?


5 posted on 02/06/2008 9:54:39 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: CondorFlight
There was an overweight stripper who pretended to eat a bunch of dollar bills, then left nothing to the imagination as to the results of the digestion of such a meal.

Maybe somebody can 'splain to me what this has to do with sex.

On the other hand, please don't.

6 posted on 02/06/2008 9:55:03 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: 3AngelaD

This “show” is now on its way to William and Mary.

________________________

!@#$ . . . before I read this I would have thought William and Mary was still a good school.


7 posted on 02/06/2008 9:56:35 AM PST by Greg F (Romney appointed homosexual activists as judges in Massachusetts.)
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To: CondorFlight

Brodhead must have been drooling.


8 posted on 02/06/2008 9:56:56 AM PST by Dante3
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To: CondorFlight

The very same people who were so sanctimonious about the players hiring a stripper — some even said that it didn’t matter whether or not the rape was actually committed — these same people produced this stripper show. Just when I thought that I’d plumbed the depths of radical feminist hypocrisy (their defense of B.J. Clinton for instance) — they surprise me again.


9 posted on 02/06/2008 9:58:06 AM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Greg F
!@#$ . . . before I read this I would have thought William and Mary was still a good school.

Oh, so you don't remember the decision a couple years back by the new president of the College of William & Mary to remove the 100-year old Wren Cross from the college’s 274-year-old school chapel in order to make it “more welcoming”....

10 posted on 02/06/2008 10:00:32 AM PST by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: Greg F

My, you haven’t been paying attention. Didn’t you hear about the President of W&M banning the cross in the college chapel?
The president of William and Mary is a raving loony. See: http://www.dailypress.com/news/local/williamsburg/dp-news_sexshowreax_0206feb06,0,3878509.story


11 posted on 02/06/2008 10:01:16 AM PST by 3AngelaD (They screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, and now they're here screwing up ours)
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To: CondorFlight
William Purdy, executive director of Duke University Student Health, had this to say: "The Sex Workers Art Tour was suggested and driven by student interest and was sponsored by numerous campus groups. It dealt with controversial areas, but hopefully gave viewers an understanding of an industry which most students know little about. It is hoped this was a worthwhile experience for those who chose to attend."

career fair?

12 posted on 02/06/2008 10:01:19 AM PST by NonValueAdded (What Would Hobson Choose?)
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To: CondorFlight

Hey cmon everyones doing it!!!

One more school off the list for my kids.


13 posted on 02/06/2008 10:01:35 AM PST by driftdiver
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To: CondorFlight
...It dealt with controversial areas, but hopefully gave viewers an understanding of an industry which most students know little about. It is hoped this was a worthwhile experience for those who chose to attend."

Sounds like the old "we're just trying to spark a discussion of an important issue" excuse again. When President Hillary is sending all those dissident conservatives off to re-education campus (or firing squads) I'm sure it will be to "stimulate debate and public discussion".

14 posted on 02/06/2008 10:03:26 AM PST by chimera
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To: Always Right

Now that you mention it, I do remember the removal of the cross from William and Mary. Getting old I guess.


15 posted on 02/06/2008 10:04:57 AM PST by Greg F (Romney appointed homosexual activists as judges in Massachusetts.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“Yet these same places want to open the students minds to other self expression, and be tolerant, yadda, yadda, yadda, to a pornography show. Why aren’t the colleges as open to discussing and presenting the philosophies of religious study and religious thought? If being “open and tolerant” is such a big issue, why?”

IMO they fear the bible, which is different then they fear it will harm the students. The colleges are open to religion, just not Christianity.


16 posted on 02/06/2008 10:07:21 AM PST by driftdiver
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To: CondorFlight

Dirty Money


17 posted on 02/06/2008 10:07:38 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie
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To: Greg F
Cross = Evil and divisive

Transvestite Strippers = Good and Tolerant

18 posted on 02/06/2008 10:08:01 AM PST by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: CondorFlight
"Did no one see the irony?"

Remember, we are dealing with liberal college administrators here, and they are among the most idiotic people on earth. Slack-jawed cretins.
19 posted on 02/06/2008 10:10:42 AM PST by Steve_Seattle (|"Above all, shake your bum at Burton.")
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.

God help us.


20 posted on 02/06/2008 10:14:37 AM PST by polymuser (Just darn)
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To: 3AngelaD

Loony is right. I am now educated on William and Mary. Soon to be Muhammed and Maahnoor if present trends continue.


21 posted on 02/06/2008 10:14:52 AM PST by Greg F (Romney appointed homosexual activists as judges in Massachusetts.)
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To: CondorFlight

Sick.


22 posted on 02/06/2008 10:16:56 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: CondorFlight
At the risk of making things even more disgusting... Duke has hired Jamie Gorelick to defend against the lawsuit filed by 3 unindicted players:

Duke bolsters legal team in fighting lawsuit

By Ray Gronberg : The Herald-Sun
Feb 6, 2008

DURHAM -- Duke University has added a former deputy attorney general of the United States to the legal team that will defend it against a federal civil-rights lawsuit filed by three members of the 2005-06 men's lacrosse team.

Court papers filed this week indicate that Washington, D.C., attorney Jamie Gorelick will assist two Greensboro litigators in representing the school.

They're also the attorneys of record for the Duke University Police Department, Board of Trustees Chairman Robert Steel, school President Richard Brodhead and numerous other university officials.

Gorelick was deputy attorney general during the Clinton administration, and in that capacity was responsible for supervising the country's appointed federal prosecutors.

More recently, she served on the 9/11 Commission. She was a controversial choice for that panel because of allegations she'd helped set rules limiting the ability of federal agencies to exchange intelligence information before the attacks on New York and Washington.

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http://www.heraldsun.com/durham/4-922208.cfm

23 posted on 02/06/2008 10:39:14 AM PST by Ken H
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To: 3AngelaD

>> Your tuition dollars at work. This “show” is now on its way to William and Mary. <<

You mean the school that can’t display an altar because that would favor one belief system?


24 posted on 02/06/2008 10:48:19 AM PST by dangus
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To: dangus

That would be the one.


25 posted on 02/06/2008 10:49:41 AM PST by 3AngelaD (They screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, and now they're here screwing up ours)
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To: CondorFlight

Pictures Please!


26 posted on 02/06/2008 11:35:03 AM PST by BRK
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To: CondorFlight

Wow, talk about dumb ideas acted out...LOL! Way to go, Duke! Clueless.


27 posted on 02/06/2008 11:39:14 AM PST by TADSLOS (Conservatism means never having to say "I voted for John McCain for the sake of the GOP")
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To: CondorFlight

I’ll bet this was driven by students, especially the male ones. What typical college guy wouldn’t want to see half naked or naked women dancing around? What a bunch of morons. And the women think this if somehow freeing themselves? What a joke!


28 posted on 02/06/2008 1:05:52 PM PST by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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To: vpintheak
Looks like it was the feministas:

The event was paid for by the Student Health Center, the University Fund, the Women's Center, Sexual Assault Support Services, the Women's Studies Department, Baldwin Scholars and Students for Choice. At $3,500 it was a steal.

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The audience, Schalin said, was about 70 percent female.

30 posted on 02/06/2008 6:32:23 PM PST by Ken H
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To: CondorFlight
Click HereGood Grief!
These people are
IDIOTS!

31 posted on 02/06/2008 6:49:28 PM PST by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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