January 13, 2009

You're Not Doing Us Any Favors

Headline today on Telegraph UK:

Student auctions off virginity for offers of more than $3.7 million

"Miss Dylan, from San Diego, California said she was persuaded to offer herself to the highest bidder after her sister Avia, 23, paid for her own degree after working as a prostitute for three weeks.

"I know that a lot of people will condemn me for this because it's so taboo but I really don't have a problem with that.

"My study is completely authentic in that I truly am auctioning my virginity but I am not being sold into this. I'm not being taken advantage of in any way.

She added: "It's shocking that men will pay so much for someone's virginity, which isn't even prized so highly anymore."


This is certainly comment-worthy, but it's simple and direct: This is yet another case of academic "feminism" teaching a woman that her body is her own, it is property to be bought and sold, which is ok provided she's the one taking the bids.

Do I need to repeat my own condemnation of "feminism" being taught today, that it seeks to destroy everything gentle, beautiful, sincere, emotive and feminine in women?

I don't really think I do. If you've read this summation of the article and still are unmoved, there is- and I say this with all loving sincerity- something desperately wrong with you.

When I was in college I scorned images of women at "Mtv Spring Break" making out with strangers on the beach, I preached venomously against Playboy, pornography and strip clubs. But I had no compassion for these women taken under by a false sense of who they are. I would sneer and say sarcastically, as if speaking to their at-home audience, "Hi Dad/Mom, aren't you proud?" I not-so-secretly loathed their upfront sexuality, a quality I would never possess.

As Lauryn Hill said, "Don't be a hard rock when you really are a gem, baby girl."

So goes my plea to this as yet unhardened 22-year-old student who has found the "easy" way to pay all her college bills in one fell swoop: You don't know what else you are sweeping away by giving up the specialness of your virginity to someone you don't even know. If you get married your husband will know his only chance to get the key to your heart was at the highest monetary sum.

It's cliche, but still valid to wonder if this girl is willing to pay the price she's putting on herself, or on the rest of us women. Lastly, her conclusion is rather shocking; clearly virginity is worth something, at least to some men it is worth over $2 million dollars. Leave it to a "feminist" to see the physical evidence for the promotion of feminine preservation and conclude the opposite.

In 2009, please, I beg you, please stand up for real femininity in our young women!

1 comment:

Farmgirl Cyn said...

Whoa. I don't know what to say. This is so very sad.

PS...I did all those things that you said on Sermonaudio but it was still scratchy and barely audible. I will try again.


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