A New Empathy

So now I’m an expert on porn.

Not exactly, but the phrase “Michael Munnik is a researcher at the University of Edinburgh” was uttered by a BBC presenter in an item about pornography. Very weird. And I’m going to tell you how it all came about.

First, the issue: you might have heard about Belle Knox and “the opprobrium, the censure, the outrage, the alarm” as some expert said once on BBC concerning this Duke University student and the job she’s taken on to support her studies. Not to mention the porn-viewing classmate who outed her. Continue reading