From the Editors
"File the following under 'Money's tight; times are hard'" writes For What It's Worth: 22-year-old Natalie Dylan (she's using a pseudonym for safety) is auctioning off her virginity to the highest bidder in order to pay for her master's degree (via Telegraph.co.uk). Dylan is from San Diego and has a degree in women's studies. "No offense to the ladies--Hey, it's your body and if you can make a couple bucks off of it during these trying economic times, god bless you--they always claim to be making some sort of feminist statement or are majoring in Woman Studies like that is somehow relevant to engaging in the oldest profession in the book," writes Jossip. The story broke last September at The Flint Skinny, but is receiving new attention now that bids have hit $3.7 million. "I guess chastity is worth something these days, which seems to have surprised even young Natalie Dylan," writes Principled Discovery--Dylan told the Telegraph, "It's shocking that men will pay so much for someone's virginity, which isn't even prized so highly anymore."
"Is it simply that there is too much money in the hands of stupid people?" wonders Agelessbonding. "The moral outrage is predictable. Some will undoubtedly ask what sort of 'example' this sets for other young women across the nation," writes The Moderate Voice. "To that, all I can say is that if your daughters are looking to an internet hooker as a role model you need to take a long hard look at your parenting skills. Give the girl her fifteen minutes of fame, a one time payday, and let her live with the consequences."