Virginity Auctions: A Marxist Perspective

In the first part of this story, we provided a quick synopsis of a number of women who had recently auctioned off their virginity to the highest bidder, with bids sometimes reaching millions of dollars. In Part II, we take a closer look at what’s actually for sale here and try and work out some of the elements—be they economic,  psychological or cultural—that contribute to the somewhat outrageous prices being offered. So let’s kick this off with a couple of facts that are almost as outrageous as some of the bids! Continue reading