Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Glorify the Prostitute

Hustler publisher Larry Flynt told The AP last Friday that he e-mailed Dupre offering her $1 million to appear nude in his magazine, but didn't sound optimistic that she would settle for that amount. Flynt suggested that by the time Dupre starts talking, she may be too big a media phenomenon for a simple magazine spread.

"She is no doubt going to do a book. There will probably be a movie," he said. "I think she is going to have so many offers coming in that it will probably be wishful thinking just to get in the door."

Elliot Spitzer was publicly crucified, and rightly so. But the girl he paid for sex is being offered millions of dollars for... well, basically the same thing that she provided Spitzer. How is it that she is not also being punished? Her activity was just as illegal as the former Governor's. She will be featured in smut magazines, movies, and web sites, pulling in royalty fees along the way. This is the best thing that has ever happened to this girl.

The double standard is appalling. We all applaud and reward this girl for taking her clothes off and performing sexual acts for money, but publicly lynch the men who pay her that money.

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