Saturday, February 28, 2009

No Octomom porn


The Boston Herald reports that Nadya Suleman (the 'Octomom') has turned down the porn offer she received last week. Vivid Entertainment offered Suleman $1 million, plus health and dental insurance for her family for a year, to appear in "a handful" of pornographic films this year. Suleman explained: “I believe in love and romance. Not cheap thrills that belittle women."

Without dwelling further on the decisions that this particular woman has made, I wonder if this kind of offer is acceptable. Can we allow female bodies to be put on the free market? This is an issue not only in the form of sex work, but also in the practice of paying large sums for egg donations from college students who need money. It's encouraging that Suleman could turn down the offer. But should we accept these kinds of exchanges as fair?

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