In her latest blog entry, Chantelle Anderson says those three little words that most of us never work up the guts to say:
I admire pimps.
Before you judge, hear the woman out. There is logic here, albeit a bit tortured:
No, not because I approve of what they do; but because they are open and upfront about doing something that most of us find detestable. Many of us don't have the courage to do that in our own lives, even though the bulk of our actions are way more marginal than selling a woman's body for profit.
It is at this point in her entry that Chantelle goes on to describe her Utopian vision of the world:
I'm not saying I wish we all acted like pimps in our dealings with people. But what if we all had a pimp's MENTALITY in terms of OUR OWN intentions and behavior in our relationships with others?
Sadly, though, we have a long way to go. If you ask Chantelle, she'll tell you that there is a direct correlation between the degeneration of polite society and the overwhelming ratio of "players" to "pimps." Presumably, right about now, you're wondering, "What the hell is the difference anyway?" Glad you asked because Chantelle would love to tell you.
You see, a player plays games with people's emotions, time, effort, etc. They lie and they manipulate. A pimp tells those getting involved what the situation is up front, and then lets them make an informed decision about whether or not they want to participate. Sometimes the answer is yes, sometimes it's no. But if one does end up dealing with a pimp, they went in with their eyes open. I would much rather give informed consent than pretend ignorance is bliss. Anyone can lie, but it takes skills to tell the truth and still do what you want to.
But what does it all mean, Basil?
The entire point of this is like dude, there are LOTS of men and women out there, especially these days, who don't necessarily need and/or want to be in a committed, one-on-one relationship to do the things that grown-ups do. So if you're just looking for a hook-up, why lie about it? That is something I don't and will never understand. If you can tell the truth and still do what you want, what is the point of lying? I understand lying to your #1: your wife, husband, girlfriend, or boyfriend -- although I definitely don't agree with it, I get why one might do it. But there is no need to lie to the randoms. Instead of being a player and a coward, have some respect for yourself and others, and act like a pimp! Because truthfully, they're the ones that have real game anyway.
One small step for the sex industry; one giant leap back for womankind.