Win A Date With Sandra Fluke?
3:30 pm, December 4th | by Carmen Shardae Jobson
This story is icky in several ways — first of all, is it a step up for society that we’ve gone from auctioning dates with our superstar crushes to bidding on the political movers and shakers’ of our time? The latter was attempted when charity organization Bidding For Good held an auction for participants to win a private one-hour online “strategy session” with current nominee for TIME’s Person of the Year Sandra Fluke. The bidding had to end two days earlier than intended, however, due to the “disturbingly high number of harassing responses to this item.” Lovely.
Ultimately a winner was declared — a bidder using the name “RosieR” placed $400 on the table to meet Fluke. Her closest competition was “SimonTemplar” who was only $10 short. BFG wrote that through the contest, they hoped that Fluke would help the winner “harness the power of activism and/or advocacy.” Looks like no one (with the possible exception of RosieR) is getting what they wanted.
[via The Daily Caller]