Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Hooker alert - they don't deserve common decency

From the winners over at the Minnesota Daily (the student newspaper at the University of Minnesota):

Prostitute Gone (Legally) Wild

Holla [the paper's editorial/talk back section] realizes that if "Girls Gone Wild" founder Joe Francis is one thing, it's a dirtball. That said, America (and certainly disgraced American Elliot Spitzer) can find themselves behind the smut king this week. Turns out Ashley Dupre, Governor Spitzer's glitzy call-gal, dropped a ten million dollar lawsuit against Francis, claiming that she was exploited and underage when she - uhh -went wild.

First things first, does someone who made a career out of sleeping with sleazy businessmen really have any moral high ground … anywhere? Holla thinks not. Under most circumstances, pulling up your shirt and screeching "WOOO!!!" really takes a backseat to banging the governor of one of the most important states in the union. On top of THAT, it was also revealed that Francis has a video of Dupre showing an ID confirming her age and verbally consenting. Score one for the Grimester …

In an "ONLY IN AMERICA!" moment, comments from Dupre were taken from her publicist. This particular piece of advice should serve as hope for thousands of illiterate and sexy American girls: if you sleep with a married man who's important enough, you'll be famous enough to hire a publicist.

God Bless America. Holla's moral of the story/life moral to carry with you always: hookers, never try to swindle a John. Especially John's with the power to buy every minute of T.V. programming after midnight.

Complete crap. Slut shaming, anyone? Where's the outrage over Spitzer's behavior? Just condemnation for that slut who got caught.

Here's the real moral of the story: Anyone that works in the sex industry is a dirty whore and doesn't deserve legal rights, much less kindness or respect.

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Thanks to K. Elizabeth for the heads up.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's disappointing because I feel like The Daily is usually much better about not being misogynistic.

The Great American said...

You're right why was there no outrage over Spitzer?! It's a damn shame that he is still sitting in the NY Governors mansion presiding over one of the populos states in the nation....Oh wait, is he?

Illegal prostitution ring. BOTH of them are guilty and both of them can claim no moral high ground.

Andrew said...

Yeah, but you don't see editorials in papers saying that he has no moral high ground - in my opinion, he's a huge hypocrite and more morally lacking than her. The point is that people are publicly shaming her while there's nothing about him.

Andrew said...

Oops. The comments by Andrew are actually by Lindsay.

lindabeth said...

Not to mention that they make it sound like she was having a voluntary romantic relationship with a high-profile, married man, and not that she was, um, working.

Kacie said...

This is disgusting.

I cannot say that enough.

The Great American said...

wow, do you guys actually read the papers?...i guess not...you're right she was working, forget the fact that her "job" is ILLEGAL! And as far as I can see, she wasn't forced into it. So this would definitely fall under VOLUNTARY...

Lindsay said...

The point is that the article publicly shames the woman, saying that hookers should never try to "swindle" a john. First off, how was she trying to "swindle" a john?

Also, the paper says that "illiterate and sexy American girls" can only get a publicist if they sleep with someone famous - they're assuming she's illiterate and making judgments on anyone who works in the sex industry. Also, they're saying the only power she has (in order to have a publicist) is her sex appeal.

What's the point in writing this editorial except to say, "you are a slut and a whore and we're going to use our space to shame you for your choice to work in the sex industry as opposed to writing about pertinent things to our school."