Friday, March 14, 2008

Poor Little Rich Whore

It boggles my mind the lengths that white America will go to protect white womanhood, no matter how disgusting the circumstances. Consider this mess with now former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer. The mainstream media has discovered the identity of the high-class "call girl" Spitzer was dumping thousands of dollars on. Why is it when a white woman is involved in stuff like this, she is a "call girl" instead of a straight-up prostitute or well-paid whore, which is the truth.

Ashley Alexandra Dupre better known as "Kristen" is not being condemned for her chosen profession by the mainstream media, but actually receiving sympathetic coverage. Read this story about this 22 year old crying about coming from a broken home and doing what she had to do to pursue her dream to become a singer. What an absolute crock! She whines about being worried about paying her rent since her boyfriend left her. Get this, Ms. Thang lives in a New York City apartment building where the rents start at $3,500 a month! Oh, the poor struggling artist!

How many struggling artists do you know with breast implants? Who paid for that? Looks from the picture that baby girl is rocking a very expensive watch and sunglasses. Who paid for that? And I don't know too many struggling 22 year old struggling artists who are going on tropical vacations and hanging out on yachts. Who paid for that? And she gets friendly press. White America will protect their lowest form of white woman, a woman willing to sell her body to not just to survive, which could be understood, but for her to live a lush life.

It's profoundly disappointing and depressing to realize the efforts that white America will go to protect their women no matter how low they go, but black America will throw the most saintly black women under the bus for just about anything.

18 comments:

Symphony March 14, 2008 at 2:33 AM  

Very true overall. I will say many in the news media have no problem using "prostitute" and "hooker" even in interviews with people who knew her. Which actually surprised me, I thought they would sugar coat it more for the sake of being nice to her.

Naima March 14, 2008 at 9:49 AM  

You are so right, and do you know she already made one million dollars because she added some songs to her web page that you could buy for 98 cents a pop? She got 70% of the sales. Millions have already bought it and she has made 1 million dollars in one day

The Ink March 14, 2008 at 10:16 AM  

I think the advantage is more subtle. It is a perception issue, one the media doesnt control.

Even if they call her a hooker (and they do) the public perception can be rehabilitated because the public at large allows it.

tasha212 March 14, 2008 at 10:37 AM  

Professor Tracey,

So true.

Sienna March 14, 2008 at 11:54 AM  

Great Post!!! I thought I was the only one picking up on how they are giving this prostitute favorable press.

There were 2 popular DJs on MSNBC last night to talk about how good her music sounds and how they'd be delighted to work with her. Also, one show guest said that her music will be played in the 'hot' clubs this weekend.

The young woman who was ravaged by a family of sickos in W.V. got scant coverage. I would like to know how SHE is doing. She is younger than this prostitute and is somewhat mentally disabled from what I understand.

Mari-Djata March 14, 2008 at 12:42 PM  

It's just like "Pretty Woman" '08... turning the hoe into a housewife.

roslynholcomb March 14, 2008 at 3:23 PM  

I have no doubt she'll be in Playboy in a few weeks, then she'll get a record deal with her no singing ass. Yet they kicked that black girl off American Idol for posing nude.

And you're right white womanhood is sacrosanct, but black folks make no effort to protect black women.

Anonymiss March 14, 2008 at 5:06 PM  

Yeah, I saw a pic of her broken home in which she lived with her mom and step dad. She comes off like some spoiled runaway.

Here's my comment from AverageBro where he asked if it'd be right for her to profit off of this nonsense:

I think it's wrong because it's downright pathetic. She should feel ashamed. I'm sick of these dregs writing hoe-ographies and capitalizing off reckless behavior.

And why is the media trying to make a sob story out of this? She didn't have to sell her body to pay $4500 rent. There's no excuse for that. This isn't the case of some down-trodden fiend selling her body to get high. That's a sad situation. She should've found something to make ends meet if she really had it that bad.

She should've moved into a low-rent apartment and worked 2 jobs if she had to. Prostituting shouldn't have been on her list of choices. The Flatiron district is a very nice area and she sold her body to secure a lifestyle --- not a roof over her head. Pathetic.

There are people in the city paying $900+ in rent for a room and tricking wouldn't be an option. There are even smarter people that would find an affordable, spacious apt miles from the city. She ain't special.


I heard on the news that she's already made a mil in song downloads. She's also been offered pictorials from Hustler and Penthouse. She's about to cash in. I must be hustling backwards.

JJ March 14, 2008 at 8:32 PM  

So what she's a whore.

eh..big deal.

She made a choice that she wanted a certain lifestyle and she was willing to did what she felt she had to do to get it.

Who am I to judge. Tricking comes in many forms.

But here's the thing Black people, Black women in particular, are willing to throw another black woman under the bus for any slight sexual impropriety.

You can't get mad at white folk for supporting their own. And I'm sure there are plenty circles of white folk who are calling her everything but a child of God.

Maybe we should be less inclined about labeling and ostracizing folk for being a "ho" and more inclined to allow folk to make decisions about hteir lives as they see fit.

Professor Tracey March 15, 2008 at 3:38 AM  

As usual JJ, you completely miss the point. Nobody is mad at white folks, it about the fact that white folks ALWAYS change the rules of the game.

The very point is that any other woman would have been labeled as a whore and destroyed in the press. I don't care what the whore does, but she does not deserve the protection and the assistance of the press.

And you are acting as she is not breaking the law. Prostitution is a crime and she should be arrested instead of getting rich. This isn't a lifestyle choice, that fundamentally ridiculous and profoundly immoral to suggest that idea period.

With women like this, you get the dumb-ass argument of "so what" because you don't see the dirty side of prostitution and it's impact on communities, but there are women all over the world serving as unpaid sex slaves and prostitutes and THAT IS A BIG DEAL!!!!

PioneerValleyWoman March 15, 2008 at 10:21 AM  

Some observations:

Black Community: Throw the saintly black women under the bus in order to protect low-life black men.

White Community:

White women like call girls are making positive choices that represent their own private self-interest and no one else.

Black women who make such choices are low-life women, and they represent everyone, not just themselves.

Black Community and White Community: Black men who make images of black women presumed to be low-life are celebrated as being humorous and enterprising (Eddie Murphy/Tyler Perry). The images they make of black women are presumed to represent all black women.

focusedpurpose March 15, 2008 at 10:25 AM  

"Nobody is mad at white folks, it about the fact that white folks ALWAYS change the rules of the game."

i am disgusted that we continue to collectively act like white folks' worshipping children.

all the parents out there know and if they are honest will admit---they pay the cost to be the boss. as such, they can change their house rules when they get ready. at any time. their children have no such rights or freedoms.

white women are never portrayed as hos. even when they are very publicly consistently ho'ing. flashing vaginas, going "wild", the face of porn, etc.

it is not about them. it is about us getting right minded. for centuries every possible message has been sent that their rules were not intended for us. we have been consistently excluded. unless otherwise specified, "woman" and "man" means "white". from the u.s. constitution on...

...JJ isn't the only one consistently missing the message/point!

i was going to post on this. thanks for doing it:-) anything i have to say would be redundant at this point.

blessings to all!
focusedpurpose

JJ March 15, 2008 at 2:22 PM  

I didn't "miss the point" My point was and is...how r u so surprised that white folk treat their own one way and then throw black (and other minorities) under the bus.

Uh, when has it ever been any different?

Can you name me a time?

As focusedpurpose said (or I believe she was saying) why r we so concerned with how the (white) media portrays their whores?

Unless or until we (Black folks) decide to get serious about creating/controlling our own media then them the breaks.

Secondly as I said in my earlier posts tricking comes in many forms. Yes there is a seedy side to prostitution but many exchanges happen between wealthy men and willing women where much of the "seediness" is mitigated.

She wasn't a drug addicted street walker. And locking up prostitutes is as productive as locking up 2 bit drug dealers. You get rid of one there is someone filling the corner in 5 minutes.

JJ March 15, 2008 at 2:27 PM  

Sigh. We're not talking about unpaid sex workers and forced sex slaves. We're talking about a seemingly pampered white girl who didn't want to do the hard work to being a starving artist and trades on her youth and good looks to secure her the left she felt she deserved.

That's a choice. Not one mitigated by poverty, ignorances, or enslavement. Arresting her is pointless and a major waste of time and tax payer money.

Professor Tracey March 15, 2008 at 4:38 PM  

You are missing the point and that is obvious. It is never OKAY for any woman to sell her body for money. It's a crime, not a choice, even if you volunteer to do it. It's against the law! And maybe if her ass got arrested, she wouldn't do it.

How about all the money she made tax free, that's tax evasion, another crime. How about the fact she is part of the conspiracy of tax payer funds being used to pay her to continue her criminal enterprise? All of that effects everyone.

And you continue to miss the most important point, the very fact that she is being portrayed as "willing" is a problem in itself. Her so-called willingness is why some folks are trying to call this case a "victimless crime" and trying to feel sorry for Spitzer.

Don't you realize that people easily say the same things about women forced to work as sex workers and sex slaves because of poverty or violence? And you may want to split hairs now, but I was considering regular women that engage in prostition when I posted this, I was thinking of sex slaves, maybe you needed to think of them too before being so quick to give this white girl a free pass.

As I have already repeatedly stated, I don't care how white people treat their own, I care about how they act when the woman is not white. The reaction is not the same. And the point is not when have white people ever stood up for a woman of color, but not letting white folks get away with it in silence.

What brothers me the most is that you add nothing to the debate here. You just want to disagree with the post for the sake of disagreeing and that is extremely troubling. You have twisted the entire original meaning of the post and got the entire discussion thread off topic.

This woman was engaged in formal prositution, period. I do not support the profession, clearly you think that is okay. I don't. I think the men and women that engage in this practice should be arrested and prosecuted.

Women that engage in this profession make it harder for other women to live in this society. Just as Mrs. Spitzer and her teenaged daughters. This woman's "choice" and her dumb ass husband's choice has damaged multiple people, not just them.

CW March 16, 2008 at 12:03 AM  

Yes, "Little Orphan Ashley"..Poor baby...I am not trying to come down on her because we ALL can stand to be judged...But let's be real...Call it what it is America! LOL


Watch this link as another example:

http://video.msn.com/video.aspx?mkt=en-US&brand=&vid=4b4524d5-943b-448d-989c-62d62faadd0f

aimay March 16, 2008 at 12:05 PM  

I agree that there is a double standard. I was discussing this with a friend not long ago, in the context of stripper-turned-screenwriter Diablo Cody, who won an academy award for her screenplay Juno.

I have no problem with stripping, and I definitely love the idea of a woman turning her life around and becoming a success. But I a deeply suspicious that a woman of color would never have been granted this oppertunity.

Diablo Cody began writing a website detailing her experiences as a stripper, which she was able to parlay (haha) into a book deal. The book's title is "Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper." A black woman would never be able to get such a book published: since you're black and therefore "loose" or "ho-ish," it would not be considered "unlikely" to become a stripper!

And after being a stripper, would any black woman be taken seriously enough to get her screenplay optioned-- and then win an academy award? I don't think so.

SheCodes March 17, 2008 at 5:47 AM  

Frankly, it is never an honor or privilege to be a prostitute - and let's be clear about it: it's the trafficking of the mouth, anuses, and vaginas of human beings.

It is not a 'victimless' crime, as it is the fastest vehicle for the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases. Spitzer's wife was exposed to GOD KNOWS WHAT -- because this man was paying for 'bareback' services. That is not a 'victimless' situation.

Furthermore, prostitution promotes commodified, objectified, evaluation of women, spreads a profound lack of empathy for their humanity, and any woman who doesn't believe that is in deep, deep denial.

Furthermore, the reality is that men who engage in prostitution have a proven trend to wanting more and more risky behaviors from younger and younger women. It does not 'satisfy' a lust, but actually increases a thirst for more variety and sexual risk.

The overwhelming majority of prostitutes are child sex workers, even in this country.


And YES, that is how we end up with forced, unpaid sex workers, to fill the demand and also to fill the coffers of the most heinous and vicious minds in the world.

Live Feed For Aunt Jemima's Revenge

About This Blog

Blog Archive

  © Blogger templates ProBlogger Template by Ourblogtemplates.com 2008

Back to TOP