PornHub’s crimes, Trump investigates Princeton for racism (and other stories)

A roundup of news from across the interwebs.

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This has got to be one of the most phenomenal trolls ever trolled. In the midst of the self-flagellation of various progressive universities as they bow to Black Lives Matter activists and an assortment of other revolutionaries, the Trump Administration has decided to call their bluff. From the Washington Examiner:

The Department of Education has informed Princeton University that it is under investigation following the school president’s declaration that racism was “embedded” in the institution. President Christopher L. Eisgruber published an open letter earlier this month claiming that “[r]acism and the damage it does to people of color persist at Princeton” and that “racist assumptions” are “embedded in structures of the University itself.”

According to a letter the Department of Education sent to Princeton that was obtained by the Washington Examiner, such an admission from Eisgruber raises concerns that Princeton has been receiving tens of millions of dollars of federal funds in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which declares that “no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

I would love to have been in the room when the higher-ups at Princeton received the letter. After all, what can they say? They invited this. Now, they must either admit they were merely virtue-signalling (or kowtowing to the mob), or they must take their admission of racism to its logical conclusion. Structures with racism “embedded” deeply within them should, one would assume, be torn down. From now on, universities may wish to be more careful about what they confess to during the campus struggle sessions.

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Fight the New Drug launched an investigation into PornHub’s complicity with sexual assault and human trafficking. Their findings, as you might imagine, were nothing short of horrific:

In 2009, a 14-year-old named Rose was abducted and raped in a 12-hour long, overnight attack by two men, with a third man video recording the assault. Sometime later, after the attack, some students from Rose’s school shared a link on MySpace. It led to Pornhub and revealed videos with hundreds of thousands of views and titles like “teen crying and getting slapped around,” “teen getting destroyed,” and “passed out teen.”

They were all of Rose. From that night, from that assault.

In November 2019, a 15-year-old girl who had been missing for a year was discovered in videos on Pornhub. She had become a victim of sex trafficking, and yet the porn site hosted 58 videos of her being raped by her trafficker and other sex buyers.

Other examples of available nonconsensual content include “revenge porn,” or private images or videos posted by the ex-partner of the victim depicted. Some have had private accounts hacked and their images uploaded by an unknown perpetrator. Other victims of nonconsensual content have been secretly filmed in locker rooms or showers and “upskirted” on public transportation. Some are children forced to perform sex acts for an online audience, and others are groomed by adults online asking for nude pics. Some are deepfakes of ex-partners’ faces graphed onto porn performers’ bodies in horrifyingly convincing videos.

All are victims of image-based sexual abuse perpetrated partially or entirely online.

Free porn tube sites like Pornhub, thrive off of user-uploaded content. They encourage anyone, anywhere to upload porn, and lots of it, with seemingly no review in place before the content is available to the public for consumption—some of which is nonconsensual content like what we’ve described above.

Read the whole thing—it is very important. And know this: If you use PornHub, you are participating in the commercialized sexual assault of helpless victims. Stop. Watching. Porn.

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In a recent book, Jenna Bush Hager discussed how her grandmother, Barbara Bush, changed her mind on the transgender issue at the age of 90. Many of you will know that I am a huge fan of George W. Bush. Thus, I’ve always found it disappointing that the rest of his family is so publicly progressive, eschewing his perspective on virtually everything. (Interestingly, the one issue his daughters refuse to publicly contradict him on is abortion, despite his daughter Barbara’s public association with Planned Parenthood.)

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Over at The American Conservative, Rod Dreher details the story of a British mother fired from her job as a schoolteacher for expressing her opposition to LGBT ideology on her private Facebook feed. This sort of thing, unfortunately, has become normal.

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