I have some comments to make about Ashley Dupre, the highly-paid prostitute who notoriously humped disgraced ex-New York State Governor Eliot Spitzer.
Angry about the negative perception of her, Ms. Dupre wrote on a blog post: “Let me say this: most girls, to varying degrees, of course, want to be pampered and have nice shoes, designer handbags and gorgeous clothes. I know many women who target guys with money and use them to get these things. They toy with them, flirt, go on dates, have sex and then drop hints about that new dress…or being short on rent money – and the guys deliver it.”
Whoa, missy! Trying to make yourself look better by making comparisons to other devious skanks just doesn’t work that well. Everyone in the universe would like “nice things,” but some people are satisfied with richer things in life – like love and family – while others simply work hard at a legitimate job that doesn’t exploit or damage other people’s families to get those things.
One comment listed on the New York Post website in response to this story was quite interesting:
“She’s a cheap trick trying to cover the fact that she sold her body for a few thousand bucks. There IS a BIG difference. Implying that a relationship is like prostitution is like implying that hunting and killing game is no [different from] hunting and killing people. She’s trying to spin the simple fact that relationships are give-and-take to say that all that are give-and-take in any way are the same, but giving and taking in a long-term social and intimate relationship is NOT the same as a business transaction for sex. She would have done better to say that a piece of ham in a supermarket is ‘no better’ than she is being the more closer comparison to buying a piece of meat for consumption.”
I have a simple question to ask women who are defensive about their behaviors: would you teach your daughters to do this? It is amazing how the answer to this will definitely be a quick and disgusted “NO,” but then, these women are quick to rationalize.
Ashley Dupre is a disgusting creature, not only for being a “paid-for” sex machine, but mostly for being an unrepentant destroyer of some other woman’s family. It is the unrepentant part that really gets me, and should get you, too. As a foolish young woman with warped values, we could all “get” (i.e., understand) her behavior, but here she is, older and after the fact, and she still has no conscience about her actions.
It is the lack of conscience in this woman that ultimately judges her.