One suspects that it’s a hoax. Yet another exquisitely beautiful woman is auctioning off her virginity. This time, the comely lass goes by the name of Elizabeth Raine. Apparently, she is a 28-year-old medical student. The current high bid, per her website, is over $500,000… which is not even close to the record. The most expensive virginities are listed here.
One remembers Natalie Dylan, a Women’s Studies major from California who tried to auction off her virginity several years ago. The bidding reached nearly $4,000,000 before the winning bidder pulled out… so to speak. No further news about Dylan is available, so people sensibly believe that she was perpetrating something of a fraud.
For some strange reason, many of the women who engage in this form of hymenomics have been inspired by their courses in Women’s Studies. The same applies to women who are selling their bodies for tuition money.
Think about famed Women’s Studies major, Belle Knox, the Duke University freshman who has been working her way through college by starring in porn… and by doing the rounds of the nation’s finest strip clubs.
For her part, Elizabeth Raine offers a theoretical rationale for her action. She does not want you to think that she is just a body. She has a mind too.
She especially does not want anyone to believe that her actions as what she calls a “virgin whore” in any way suggest that she has no self-respect. Evidently, Raine is at the cutting edge of advanced feminist thought.
In her words:
What makes my virginity auction truly distinctive is that I am exceptionally well educated, financially independent, and entirely willing to lose my virginity in this manner; in fact, I think it is a fantastic idea! However, I hope I have not given you the impression that I do not value my virginity, because this is not the case at all. I value my virginity enormously, just not for the typical set of reasons. I do not believe it is a sacred gift that should be reserved for the man I love, nor is it a testament to my honor, virtue, or purity (not to say that I am void of these traits). Rather, I value my virginity as something that is very much my own and a testament to my free-spirit and independence. Please consider this as you contemplate your bid. Lastly, I would like to add that while my virginity does have a price, my self-respect is absolutely priceless.
To which she adds her more modern view:
As you probably know, in almost every society a high value is placed on a woman’s virginity. Unfortunately, far too often, this value is wielded as tool of female suppression - usually by chaining virginity to morality, in place of more important virtues such as intelligence, kindness, courage, and good humor. In stark contrast to this, my independence, education and freethinking mind place me in the very unique and powerful position of being able to do with my virginity what I will. While I do not wish for such a high value to be placed on virginity, this is the current reality. Considering this reality, I ask you, shouldn’t the value of virginity benefit women rather than hurt them? I see no good reason why I should not take advantage of mine. So while my virginity auction may be and should be a topic of debate, I hope you can tell it is my sincere belief that I am not on the wrong side of this social issue. I will also say, at its core this is a very personal matter, and no one who dares to judge has the same perspective I do or will be as affected by this decision as me. From where I am sitting, this feels right and just plain clever. Is it possible it will turn into a mistake? They say anything is possible, but there really is only one way to find out!
Is it a hoax? Who knows?
If it isn’t, then someone will recognize her picture and will reveal her true identity.