Last month, Natalie Dylan of San Diego, CA posted her virginity for sale, and now bidding has surpassed the million-dollar mark.
Dylan has a degree in Women's Studies and insists that she is not demeaning herself.
Both women appear to believe that the ends justifies the means.
On an individual level, one might be able to say that these women are wholly in control of themselves and their desires, which is a wonderful thing. It is empowering to know you may do what you want with yourself.
However, if measured against a broader scale, couldn't it be construed that their actions perpetuate a perspective that is unhealthy toward women? Namely, the perception of women as objects that may be purchased and sold.
women and girls by educating people about human rights and equality:
It's somewhat of a paradox that higher education has led Dylan and Unigirl to sell a portion of themselves on the Internet.
What is your take on their actions? Are they signs of progress or regress?