View Full Version : UW-LaCrosse pays for porn star appearance

11-08-2018, 03:01 PM
porn star named Nina Hartley lectured students at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse about liking and being comfortable with their sexuality.

“The word ‘pornography’ has such a pejorative connotation,” Hartley said, according to the LaCrosse Tribune. “[I]t’s been caught up in a lot of emotionally charged conversations.

""It’s OK to like porn," she said. "It’s OK to not like porn. And it’s OK to be confused by porn. You are where you are, and you are who you are.”

Hartley, 59, has been in the film industry for 35 years. The event did not appear on the university’s website events page and was not made public to the press, but only displayed on digital signs around campus.

Campus Reform spoke with Kyle Beckwith, a La- Crosse senior and Sigma Tau Gamma chapter president, about the visit.

“Although I wasn't opposed to Nina Hartley coming to our campus, I thought spending $5,000 out of student fees was a little excessive," Beckwith said. "Paying an adult entertainment star several thousands of dollars for a 90-minute lecture to 70 students appeared wasteful.