January 30, 2009

“Why I am selling my virginity”

No comment, except to note that the bidding is up to 3.8 million:

Like most little girls, I was raised to believe that virginity is a sacred gift a woman should reserve for just the right man. But college taught me that this concept is just a tool to keep the status quo intact. Deflowering is historically oppressive—early European marriages began with a dowry, in which a father would sell his virginal daughter to the man whose family could offer the most agricultural wealth. Dads were basically their daughters’ pimps.

When I learned this, it became apparent to me that idealized virginity is just a tool to keep women in their place. But then I realized something else: if virginity is considered that valuable, what’s to stop me from benefiting from that? It is mine, after all. And the value of my chastity is one level on which men cannot compete with me. I decided to flip the equation, and turn my virginity into something that allows me to gain power and opportunity from men. I took the ancient notion that a woman’s virginity is priceless and used it as a vehicle for capitalism.

comments

  1. Deron Bauman on January 30th, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    I tried that.

  2. Andrew Simone on January 30th, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    How many million did you pull in?

  3. Garrett on January 30th, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    I did too, but it was all investments through Bernie Madoff.

    Dude didn’t just take my money.

  4. Deron Bauman on January 30th, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    as soon as I come up with the million, apparently, we’ll be good to go.

  5. Mike Dresser on January 30th, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    A ferret watched me give up my virginity, and did not seem at all impressed.

  6. Michael Grant Smith on January 30th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    I’ll let mine go for $10.

    You don’t have to pay me all at one time.