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Campus-sponsored talk by 'genderqueer' porn star raises eyebrows at Williams College

Colleges and universities have been known to push the envelope when it comes to inviting controversial figures to campuses, and Williams College, a prestigious private institution in western Massachusetts, is the latest -- by inviting a porn star.The speaker, Jiz Lee, is described in the college calendar advertising the event as "an award-winning genderqueer performer, author, artist and pleasure activist." Friday night, a sample of the performer's work is scheduled to be shown on campus followed by a discussion with students.Some have been shocked by the graphic description of the porn stars talents."For me I think the biggest question right now is a matter of whether the event has academic merit or whether it has social merit," said Marina Bousa, a junior studying anthropology at the college in Williamstown, Mass."What I really love about Williams is it's really kind of an exciting place to be. Even though we're in the middle of nowhere, we have these really passionate students who c...

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    Debate over event's academic merit

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