In the Wall Street Journal of February 6, 2009, Ms Bari Weiss describes two cases of autonomous women taking steps to assume charge of their respective futures. Her title: “Putting Herself on Sale.” These are Ms Weiss’ gasping horrors.
Gasping horror No. 1: A 22-year-old woman is offering her virginity for sale. At press time, the top bid was $3.8M. Bari, is this woman claiming that because she has decided to sell hers, you must sell yours too? Repeat after me: “Optional is not mandatory.” Does the term “consenting adults” convey anything to you? Clarify for me, please: How does her action hurt you?
Gasping horror No. 2: An educated, cultured woman is offering her ova for sale to people who want them. The same questions occur in my mind. Does she insist that you must imitate her? Are these not consenting adults making a rational decision in which they all can share? How are you hurt? And have you advertised your own ova for sale? Let me guess again–given your mindset, on a good day they’d get maybe $2.50 each.
Still, isn’t it nice that you can hold the moral high ground and quiver with righteous indignation while you curl the lip at individuals who you claim have “sold out”? Let me guess–that you sleep with a Bible under your pillow; that you haven’t yet caught on to the tired old eternal trinity of the dominator culture: Guilt, shame, and fear.
So how about this for a fresh idea? You run yours, and I’ll run mine.
If you don’t like my thinking, take it to the Lord in prayer.
Blessed be those who think.