Ethics Dunces are a dime a dozen, but ficks, thankfully, are rare. Ficks, regular readers here know, are warped people who not only engage in unethical conduct, but who take pride in it, publicize it, and show no shame or remorse.
Meet New York fashion blogger Brittny Pierre, who just wrote a piece for the feminist blog XOJane titled “I Was a Dinner Whore.” Actually, that title dishonestly enhances the ethical nature of what she did, which was to regularly pretend to be interested in men and date them for the sole purpose of having them pay for her meals. In contrast, men who pay for prostitutes have been candidly informed what they are getting.
In the article, Brittny (nice spelling, there, Britt–is there any goofy spelling of Brittany we haven’t seen yet? Brytnnyy maybe? ) relates her experiences earlier in her career when she was short of funds, comely of face and figure, and willing to use random men as marks. She met her victims on the dating site OKCupid or Craigslist, and after some on-line exchanges to screen out serial killers and convince the gullible fools that she was interested in them and not just a steak, successfully managed to get a free dinner at least three times a week with different men. “I just had to go full throttle and just see who was willing to take me out,” Pierre writes. “A meal is a meal!”
The Femifick also posted her own ad on CraigsList, carefully crafting her message to use men’s egos to entrap them by saying that she was searching for her own Ryan Gosling. In the article, she reveals such charming details as her practice of punishing meal tickets who didn’t measure up to her standards of conduct by ordering the most expensive meal on the menu. How dare they disappoint her while she was exploiting them?
The author tells us that when she told her friends about her money-saving scheme, her female friends praised her, while the men berated her for taking advantage of gullible suitors. There are many possible interpretations of this data. Are men more ethical than women? Do women view men as virtual sheep, placed on this earth to be sheared by their wily, sultry, feminine betters? Of is it just that any woman who would be a friends with a mega-fick like Brittny Pierre is likely to have as non-functioning ethics alarms as she does?
Brittny ends her piece with this gag-worthy quote:
“Looking back, I truly didn’t see the harm in my actions.I met a wide variety of men and honed my acting and interviewing skills while chowing down on some awesome steak dinners.”