Wednesday, August 22, 2007

I'm Not Surprised...

I just can't decide whether I should be glad that there was only one bid, or sad that it was almost a hundred bucks.
And that, you know, the auction was up at all.

7 comments:

Jaclyn said...

I don't know. Panty fetishes don't bother me on a political level. Personally, it squicks me out, but I don't really see anything wrong with it if everyone's consenting.

Roy said...

I don't know, it bothers me. The idea of purchasing someone else's used undergarments is troubling- particularly since it's, you know, a pretty gendered activity. You don't hear about women buying men's used boxers online, or wanting unwashed men's underwear... And with this, who knows if she consented. If it was a piece of the costume, she might not have had a choice but to turn it in to the costume department. And, really, I don't know... Meh.

Jaclyn said...

Usually I'd apply that same gender-reversal test, but I don't think it applies here. Not to get too explicit, but compared to men's underwear, women's worn panties are likely to have significantly more... well let's just say DNA, shall we? Which I think is what makes them appealing to some.

You've got a point about the questionable consent, though we don't have evidence on that either way.

Nique said...

The fact there there is "DNA" on the underwear is exactly what makes this squicky. The person who purchased this didn't want to own a piece of movie memorabilia, he wanted to own a piece of this woman.

assembling words to armory, she waits... said...

um, i just wanna know if megan fox actually knows about a certificate of authenticity that these were her worn skivvies. in addition, i thought it was illegal to sell untagged undergarments on ebay after the rise of *ahem* pre-worn lingerie on the adult ebay site...

Kate217 said...

OK, I'll admit that I have bought a couple of movie costume pieces, one for me and one as a gift, so I'm not impartial here.

A movie's selling off costumes is common in Hollywood. A lot of it is sold as second-hand clothing. used to have a store that sold movie clothes and props; they now sell exclusively online.

If the ad says that the panties are unwashed, I missed it, and I seriously doubt that they are. With the exception of items that cannot be washed, washing the whole lot before handing it over to the buyer is customary.

Kate217 said...

Crap! That tag showed as closed in the preview...