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things have been kinda crazy lately…

Here is a quick news round up.

  • So that bailout thing everyone was talking about?  Yeah it failed.  And people are screaming about Nancy P’s speech.  McCain and company are saying that’s the reason it failed.  Well.  If any congressman changed their vote because they got mad over of a speech from Nancy Pelosi then they lack the mental clarity to be in Congress.  End of story.   But Congress is going to keep working on this.  Hopefully.  But some good news?  The market shot up 200 points this morning.
  • OH MY GOD, THE SCIENTISTS SAW SNOW FALLING ON MARS.  Are aliens real?
  • Have you ever read about those creepy purity balls?  No?  Click here.  So basically, you go to a ball with your dad, sign a covenant with the big guy to be a good girl, and then your daddy signs something saying he’ll be your protector.  Ugh.  It tells the story of one girl who promised not to kiss until she got married. Wowie.  What if her husband is a face licker?  What if he’s a tongue strangler? Dumb.  The headline of the story? “Virginity Pledges Can Work For Some”.  HAHA.  Not most.  Moving on.
  • And finally, shana tova, Jewish friends!  Happy New Year!  Kind of unfair that you get to have two new years and then eight days of presents instead of one, but I’m over it.  In case you haven’t seen this, here is Sarah Silverman’s video asking Jewish kids to get their grandparents in Florida to vote for Obama.  Kind of hysterical.  Could be offensive.  It’s Sarah Silverman.

[Posted by Kathleen]

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her virginity’s going, going, almost gone

In case you haven’t heard the absurd news, “Natalie Dylan”, a 22-year-old from California, is  is auctioning off her virginity to pay for her education.  Gut reaction: EWWW.  She uses the name Natalie Dylan as a pseudonym for, as she put it, “safety reasons”.  (But gets interviewed by The Insider–so everyone can see what she looks like.  I think, Natalie, someone is going to know who you are and how to find you…click here to watch the video.)

Safety? SAFETY?!  I think safety was thrown out the window when she decided she’d have consensual sex with the highest bidder.  Umm…have you seen Law and Order: SVU?  There are some serious creep monsters out there.  I don’t want to think about the legal mess that could occur should, God forbid, something bad happen to her.

“Through this process I’m not just looking for the highest bidder,” she said, Us magazine reported. “I’m looking for someone who is a genuine, overall nice person.”

But she also says she’s looking to get at least a million.  Does she think Prince Charming is going to come along and drop a cool mil just to be nice and help her out?  The auction, by the way, is going to be at Nevada’s famous brothel, The Moonlight Bunny Ranch.  Yeah, she’s sure to meet a winner there.  eBay, for the record, said no to the auction.

So there’s the whole safety thing that should make any woman scream no and consider life in a convent instead.  But Natalie calls her decision “empowering”.  I’m not going to go on a feminist rant, because I think the argument can be made against this without even bringing up feminism.

Okay, Natalie, I get that you want to pay for your education.  I have loans too.  And will have more when if I get into grad school (keep your fingers crossed for me).  But here’s the thing.  I would argue that in selling your virginity to pay for your academic education, you are selling yourself short in the life education department.  Here’s what Dennis Hof, owner of The Moonlight Bunny Ranch, thinks:

“I think it’s a tremendous idea. Why lose it to some guy in the backseat of a Toyota when you can pay for your education?”

Tremendous idea, eh, Dennis?  Well you know what?  Sometimes some guy in the back of a car can be really meaningful.  Far more meaningful than sex for money ever will be.

And somehow, I’ll still manage to pay for my education.  Ironically, Natalie wants to pursue her master’s degree in marriage and family therapy–that’s a decent career.  She should make enough money in her lifetime to pay back her loans the old fashioned way.

And here’s the final reason Natalie shouldn’t go through with her plan.  Her mom thinks it’s a bad idea.

What are your thoughts?

[Posted by Kathleen]

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