In case you haven’t heard the news, there’s apparently a young lady in California who has decided to put her virginity up for auction.
She’s 22 years old and she goes by the pseudonym of “Natalie Dylan.” And it’s all completely legal because the deal is going down in the great state of Nevada, where prostitution is legal.
I could probably write about 10 blogs on this topic, especially given her reasons for doing it and the thought process behind it, but instead I will defer to another blog, Intellectuelle. I recently read one of the contributing writer’s thoughts on the story, and they are insightful, as well as impassioned.
In particular, she hones in on the way that Dylan has compartmentalized the whole event. According to her logic, she’s only objectifying herself in this one particular area, but expects to be treated as a respected human individual in all other ways. The author’s response to this thinking is quite astute–it’s a logic so twisted that it couldn’t even hold up in our legal system.
So for your reading pleasure, I present to you No, Really, I’m Not an Object.
I also want to add that her commentary is pretty comical, which I appreciate. Sometimes our culture is so depressing that you just have to laugh.