5 WHORES WHO CHANGED THE WORLD
When: 1400s B.C.
How She Got Her Start?
Rahab probably came from a middle-class family in Jericho. She was an intelligent, independent-minded woman, and in those days there was only one profession for a girl like her to go into. A married woman was a slave to her husband, but a prostitute lived her own life and made her own decisions. As a scarlet woman, Rahab had freedom.
The cost of freedom, circa 1400 BC.
By all accounts, she was good at it, too. By the time she comes up in the Bible, she had her own house and made a comfortable income. Comfortable enough that she began to long for a career that didn’t involve, at best, being fisted by middle-aged men who bathed once a year.
What Made Her Great?
Back in 1422 B.C., the Israelites were living on a barren tract of land appropriately named, Shittim. Joshua, king of the Jews, didn’t really like living in a place that reminded him of his own bowel movements, so he set his sights on the city of Jericho.
Better than Shittim.
Joshua sent out two spies to scout out the defenses. The young Jews did their job and then sought “refuge” at Rahab’s place. The Bible doesn’t state why they chose to stay there, but it’s pretty obvious Joshua’s spies were “scouting out the defenses” for a “full frontal assault.”
Their sweaty reconnaissance was cut short, however, when the king of Jericho sent his men out to look for the two Jewish spies skulking around his city. Rahab hid the young men, and convinced the king’s soldiers that the spies were hiding elsewhere. Because of Rahab’s kindness, Joshua’s spies survived and were able to bring back crucial information that lead to the conquest of Jericho by the armies of Israel.
That’s right; believe what you want about the Bible, but it’s right there in the Old Testament that the course of world history was turned by a hooker with a heart of gold.
When: 470 B.C.-400 B.C.
How She Got Her Start?
Like a lot of whores, Aspasia was born into a bad situation. She was a foreigner in Athens, which meant she had close to nothing in the way of civil rights and would almost certainly never marry.
The only area of Athenian society that was more open for women than men was in Athens’ legendary brothels. Prostitution was neither illegal, or frowned upon in Athenian society. Both men and women could be whores, although men had to quit when they became adults. Yes, in Athens they’d only bust you if your clients weren’t pedophiles.
Aspasia took advantage of this and became a hetaera, or really high class hooker. Hetaerae were generally well-educated and, under law, they were independent from any men, and were even allowed to pay taxes and own property. In short order, the beautiful Aspasia was at the top of the hooker hierarchy and renowned through all of Athens.
What Made Her Great?
Aspasia knew she was hot, and she knew how to use that beauty to get what she wanted. Soon, she began to court Pericles, the First Man in Athens (that is, a famous statesman and orator–kind of a mix between Obama and Oprah).
She and her husband became the center of a great group of philosophers and thinkers from all across the city. She not only knew Socrates, but many credit her with being one of his teachers. Some scholars even suggest she had a hand in the origins of the Socratic method though, for some reason, they left that one out of our philosophy textbooks.
Where: London, England.
How She Got Her Start:
The same way most of us did: giving handjobs to aristocrats in the back of a theater. Nell Gwynn was the daughter of an alcoholic brothel owner in dire financial straits. She started working at an early age, selling snacks during plays and delivering messages to randy young noblemen. Most historians seem to agree that the girls often ended up delivering more than refreshments.
One lucky day, when Nell was a young adult, she met King Charles II during a play. The king was impressed with the young harlot’s wit and moxie, and invited her back to the castle. One thing lead to another, and pretty soon Nell Gwynn was a regular attendee of the king’s court (by “court,” we mean his penis).
Unfortunately for Nell, King Charles was a bit of a player. At the time the two met, the king had a wife, a mistress and a string of former and aspiring mistresses all vying for his attention. Nell was clever, though, and by a combination of wit, charm and poisoning her rivals with laxatives, she managed to become the king’s most beloved concubine.
What Made Her Great?
Nell Gwynn never denied her past, nor did she seem the least bit guilty over it. At one point, a fight broke out when one of her detractors screamed that she was a whore. Nell broke the fight up in short order by saying, “I am a whore. Find something else to fight about.”
This wasn’t the first time Nell had admitted her ho’ness in front of a massive crowd of strangers. Another time, a large crowd mistook her for a rival mistress, the Duchess of Portsmouth, and began to shout at her carriage, calling her a Catholic whore along with a laundry list of funny-sounding British insults that no one born in a sane country could understand.
You gobshite tallywacker!
Nell stuck her head out of the carriage and corrected the mistaken commoners, “Good people, you are mistaken. I am the Protestant whore.”
This mixture of wit and bigotry won the crowd over, and lead to her becoming the only one of King Charles’s many mistresses to become popular with the mob. Nell was a shrewd woman, and she used her favor with the king and the people of England to secure her son a dukedom, and convince Charles to approve the construction of a Royal Hospital for ex-servicemen in the city of London, one of the precursors to our modern VA Hospitals.
Thanks, terrifying ceramic version of Nell with an amazing rack!
So, yeah, keep that in mind the next time you’re congratulating yourself for never having touched a man’s wiener for money.
Miracle Of Nearly Virgin
Having read this article just couldn’t bare not to share it see what you guys think? America is great and some how 1% of women give birth being a virgin, no wonder America got Superman, Batman, Ironman, Hulk and fuck know what else man lolz…
Virgin births: not just for teen Jewish girls hanging out in Bethlehem barns anymore. According to research, almost 1% of American women claim that they, too were unpenetrated by the peen of a man when they became pregnant.
According to the findings of researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and published under the title “Like A Virgin (Mother),” among the 7,870 women followed over the course of the multi-year study, 0.8% of them claimed that they became pregnant without having sex. This doesn’t include women who became pregnant via in vitro fertilization or artificial insemination; these are women who gave birth the old fashioned way and were like *shrug! SERIOUSLY GUYS I DON’T EVEN KNOW HOW THIS HAPPENED!”
But this research doesn’t mean the US is teeming with proto-Jesuses just waiting for their palm parade to Jerusalem; it shows that self-reported studies often feature mucho lying and self-delusion, sometimes in the name of self-preservation. Getting pregnant without sex is virtually scientifically impossible, yet dozens of women in the study (who were teens when the research began) swear up and down that their babies happened sans man. This is the biological equivalent of claiming that your glass of drinking water spontaneously began boiling itself without the presence of heat. I mean, maybe it’s Unsolved Mysteries-possible, but it’s highly doubtful that 0.8% of all glasses of water boil themselves. Come on.
Of course, big fibs like “I was a virgin when I gave birth” don’t just happen in a vacuum because girls lie (although an idiot might take that away from this study). Researchers found a depressing — albeit predictable— correlation between women who claimed they became pregnant without sex and women who had signed “chastity pledges.” There was also a correlation between those who claimed they were virgins when they gave birth and those whose parents never talked to them about sex or didn’t know how to use condoms.
The “virgin moms” with little or no knowledge of what sex is or what sex does were also likely to replicate the process with their own magical children. From the Globe & Mail,
The 45 self-described virgins who reported having become pregnant and the 36 who gave birth were also more likely than non-virgins to say their parents never or rarely talked to them about sex and birth control. About 28 per cent of the “virgin” mothers’ parents (who were also interviewed) indicated they didn’t have enough knowledge to discuss sex and contraception with their daughters, compared to 5 per cent of the parents of girls who became pregnant and said they had had intercourse.
And there’s a darker element that this study may have overlooked as well — sexual abuse. The average age that the women who claimed to be virgins gave birth was 19.3, as opposed to over 21 for non-self-proclaimed virgins; younger people — men or women — are less economically independent than older people and may rely on preserving the illusion of their “purity” to appease parents. There’s also a possibility that victims of sexual abuse don’t consider their abuse “sex,” and thus consider their virginity “intact.” Victims of abuse may be interested in protecting their abusers, especially if their abusers are older and more powerful.
No matter what the root cause for the surprisingly widespread phenomenon of claiming “virgin birth,” we can take away two important lessons: first, that universal, comprehensive sex education is, and always will be, incredibly necessary in the interest of both public health and private happiness, and second: we need to can it with the virginity fetishizing.
- It’s a Christmas Miracle! New Study Shows That 1% of Women Claim to Have Virgin Births (patheos.com)
- Nearly 1% Of Women Claim They Were Virgins When They Gave Birth (jezebel.com)
- Study: Roughly 1 out of every 200 American women claim to have become pregnant as virgins http://t.co/GkdqVrazJk (latimes.com)
- It’s a Miracle: Virgin Births are Happening all Over the US (smd12364.newsvine.com)
- US researchers ponder modern day virgin births (eurekalert.org)
- 1 in 200 mothers reports a ‘virgin’ birth, study finds (q13fox.com)
- About one in two hundred women report having had virgin births, according to new research (news.nationalpost.com)
- Claims of virgin births in U.S. near 1 per cent: study (thestar.com)
- Study: Claims of virgin births in US near 1 percent (bangordailynews.com)
- See the shocking statistic that will make you think differently about Christmas (rare.us)
So you can walk on water?
You are no better than a twig floating on a puddle.
You can fly through the air?
You are no better than this gnat buzzing around my head.
Master your own heart then maybe you can be somebody.
Arabic wisdom from 500BC
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Hahaha love this one she is cock’d up anyway