We’ve been following this story from a distance since the outset. From when Elizabeth Raine was just a hot body with a censored face, to her finally coming forward and revealing her face, and now we’re here to say her virginity auction is over and she’s pretty fucking well-off because of it. She didn’t make Boy-Band money and she won’t be retiring, but she could probably live fairly comfortably for several years without having to work.
According to CBS Las Vegas, Raine’s virginity was bought for a whopping $801,000. After the government takes it’s cut and she donates 35% to the charity “that brings education to women in developing countries,” she will be left with…not too fucking much…
If you think selling your virginity for a profit is disgusting, you’re probably not alone. I don’t agree with you, but still, others probably do. You can find solace in that. And if it makes it any better for those repulsed by Raines actions, don’t worry, kids, what started as a money-grab ended with Raine doing this for more than just the money. That’s right, four days ago Raine clarified her new vision for this quest. Stating on her blog…
In its initial stages, this project was about the money. I hoped to make it quickly and quietly and go about my life.
It is no longer about the money. Instead, very broadly, it is about how society continues to exercise control over female sexuality by chaining it tightly to female morality. It is about the fact that we have not left patriarchy in the past (we all know male morality is not judged by the same standard), and that a woman still cannot chose to do with her body what she pleases without eliciting condemnation and hate from those (or some of those) around her. In the eyes of some, this auction may define me simply as a ‘whore’ or a ‘prostitute.’ But they are overlooking my much larger and complex (and not terrible) character, as well as the oppressive social reasons why those labels carry so much stigma and power in the first place.
This auction is no longer practical for me, it has come to mean so much more than that.
I think we can all sleep a little sounder tonight knowing that Raine is still going to get paid to get pounded, but she’s totally not doing it for the money anymore. Fairytale ending.
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