Students film feminist porno in Columbia University library

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  • Feminist students filmed porno to fight “gender tension” at Columbia.
  • The girls engage in activities including kissing, rubbing eggs on their bodies, and twerking around a chicken carcass.
  • Claimed the library represented sexism at the school because only male authors' names are on the building.
  • Columbia University and Barnard College students filmed a feminist pornographic film in Columbia's Butler Library to fight what they see as “gender tension” at the school.

    The NSFW film, titled "Initiatiøn," was filmed as a feminist statement exploring "the rituals of American Ivy League secret societies, to the point of hysteria, highlighting our culture's perception of female desire,” according to an article published on Gawker.

    “Butler is an extremely charged space — the names emblazoned on the stone facade are, for me, a stimulant for resistance."   

    It begins with a group of girls sitting around a library table taking their shirts off. As the film progresses, the girls engage in activities including kissing, rubbing eggs on their bodies and twerking around chicken carcass.

    One of the film’s creators, Columbia art and history major Coco Young, told the IvyGate blog that the library itself represented sexism at the school because only male author’s names are on the facade of the building.

    Barnard College senior Sara Grace Powell, who appeared in the film, agreed.

    “Butler is an extremely charged space — the names emblazoned on the stone facade are, for me, a stimulant for resistance," she said.

    “I work in Butler but sometimes feel suffocated by it … The point was to transgress the relative conservatism (and its history) of the space with this hysterical intervention.”

    Powell also serves as a curator for the school’s Postcrypt art gallery.

    Vogue contributor and the author of the Slutever blog Karley Sciortino created the film with Young.

    “I haven’t made a video for Purple in a while,” Sciortino’s blog post introducing the film stated. 

    “If you’re in the mood for a #throwback, the most recent was a blow-job instruction video that I made with Sandy Kim last May.”

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    Katherine Timpf

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    Katherine Timpf is a columnist at Campus Reform. Previously, Timpf worked as a reporter, web editor, and radio personality at The Washington Times. She was also an anchor for NASA's alternative radio station, Third Rock Radio.

    Timpf has appeared on national television news shows, including  America Live with Megyn Kelly and Fox and Friends, and her stories have been featured on several national news outlets, including the Drudge Report. She has been an op ed contributor to publications including the Orange County Register and Investor's Business Daily.

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