I hate this whole buying people trend. Or you know, buying their fair maidenhood in exchange for piles of cash in exchange for the chance to “take” their virginity. It’s totally bumming me out because the girl for sale in this case is an 18-year-old high school student from Brazil who is selling off her de-flowering (I love that term, it’s so medieval) to pay for her sick mom’s medical bills. Rebecca Bernardo, the fair maiden for sale, said she had heard about the other fair maiden who sold her virginity online for $780,000 and wanted to do the same thing, because waitressing wasn’t paying the bills.
From The Daily Mail:
‘I made up my mind right after my 18th birthday. That’s when my mother suffered a stroke.’
The teen says she tried other methods of employment, such a working as a waitress, but the cost of paying for a caretaker to look after her bedridden mother proved too high for her hourly wages.
The stroke left her mother unable to fed herself or go to the bathroom alone.
A neighbor explained that Miss Bernardo’s older sister passed away several years ago and she never knew her father. ‘She had no one to go to, no one to help,’ said the neighbor. ‘This is the only solution she found.’
Here is the amazingly depressing video for your viewing enjoyment:
What a desperate situation where you feel like your best option is selling off your virginity in order to help your mom get the care she needs. And I know a lot of you “slut-shamers” out there will be telling me she has other options and that she should find another way of making money blah blah, and yes, I agree that people should have better medical care so they don’t have to resort to selling themselves, but if someone I loved were in the same situation and I was desperate, I don’t know what I would do either. For all of you who feel like being all ‘slut-shamey’ about this, a lot of the You Tube commenters are right there with you.
A local television network offered to pay for Bernardo’s mother’s medical bills, but she turned down the offer because she hopes to raise enough money to relocate with her mother.