Although it\’s clear from the outcome of the auction that female virginity is eminently more sellable than male virginity, members of both sexes are still being sold. In this sense, the shitty structure of advanced capitalism that we inhabit takes no prisoners, regardless of one\’s gender. Stepanov and Migliorini have both allegedly chosen to sell their virginities on telly, and perhaps I shouldn\’t patronise them by implying that they aren\’t able to make their own choices.
You might be able to note, if you actually checked your beliefs against the real world occasionally, that it\’s capitalism that\’s made virginity pretty much an irrelevance.
A few saddoes aside (and some religious as well) no one in the modern and rich world gives a toss about virginity. For capitalism has brought us the technology where it doesn\’t actually matter.
There was indeed a time, for a rather large part of humanity for a rather large amount of time, when virginity was a precondition to being marriageable. For a woman, those patriarchal feudalist bastards. But penicillin (amusingly, recent research shows that the success in defeating syphilis had much more to do with the sexual revolution than the pill did. The shagging started in the late 50s, not the early to mid 60s) and the pill and safe abortion, all things produced out of the surplus that a capitalist/market society produces, have meant that there just isn\’t the same concern over whether a bird is pregnant by some other man at the start of a relationship.
So virginity is a great deal less prized than it was. Advanced capitalism has largely solved, not caused, the problem you are complaining about.
As the modern woman marches up the aisle in white at the average age of 29 to her on her first trip to the altar, who in buggery expects her to be a virgin? And who would have expected her great grandmother to have been when she did?
You ignorant, ignorant, stupid young woman you.