Bizarro News: Student Sells Virginity For $45K

Well, this is one way to make quick cash... 

"A cash-strapped New Zealand student who auctioned off her virginity to help pay for university said she had accepted an offer of $NZ45,000 to sleep with a stranger.  The 19-year-old offered her virginity to the highest bidder in an online auction and said there had been more than 1,200 bids.  "I have accepted an offer in excess of $45,000, which is way beyond what I dreamed," the student said on her web page when the auction ended.  "Thank you to the more than 30,000 people who viewed my ad and to the more than 1,200 offers made."  Calling herself "unigirl", the young woman had described herself as attractive, fit and healthy and said she had never been in a sexual relationship.  She did not respond to media requests for an interview but the proprietor of the website, Ross MacKenzie, told the Waikato Times newspaper he had been authorised to confirm the transaction.  The advertisement drew wide reaction in New Zealand, which has some of the world's most liberal laws on prostitution.  A woman is legally entitled to seek payment for sex and Mr MacKenzie said there was no reason for his website not to accept the advertisement."

Oh dear.  We naively think we know so much about life at that age.  As a mama-to-be myself, I can only imagine how this young woman's mother (and/or father) would react.  I would be horrified.  Saddened.  And doing everything in my power legal or not to stop this, er, "transaction" from taking place.  I would also do everything I could to make sure her college was paid for in such a manner that would not degrade herself or, worse yet, put her in potential harms way.  Oddly enough, the article doesn't mention the age of the man/woman (article does not state the gender of the "winner").  Likely some 50 plus year old pervert.  If he/she were decent, he/she would simply give the young girl the cash without expectation of sex.  Whoever has that kind of money to toss around for random sex certainly can afford to do something decent and good with it.

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