Was Susan Finkelstein – Philadelphia fan extraordinaire – truly willing to trade sex for World Series tickets? A quick look at the Susan Finkelstein Facebook page and group show mixed reactions. Will there be imitators willing to trade sex for …?
Susan Finkelstein Facebook Page: A Sign of the Times?
Twirlit reports that Susan Finkelstein stands accused of being willing to trade sex for World Series tickets. Susan Finkelstein, Philadelphia fan and self identifying on her Facebook page as being “very liberal,” reportedly posted a suggestive Craigslist ad. Considering it an ad proclaiming her willingness to trade sex for tickets, she was targeted by undercover law enforcement and arrested.
Since her profile is public, the Susan Finkelstein Facebook page is getting quite a bit of traffic and comments. Some comments are quite positive, highlighting her dedication to the Philadelphia team, while others are urging her to be cautious of attorneys offering to defend her in their own hunt for glory.
The Susan Finkelstein Philadelphia saga has now spawned a Facebook support group that takes the police to task for the arrest and goes so far as to suggest that the police department was targeting her in an effort to get public exposure.
Willing to Trade Sex for … Why is there No Clear-cut Understanding?
Perhaps it is the assertion – made also on the Support Susan Finkelstein Facebook page – that willingness to trade sex is a time honored tool of jockeying for position and advancing personal agendas. Somewhat underscoring of this notion is the blog at Project Happily Ever After that suggests a trade of sex for housework is a workable solution for getting the man of the house to do some chores of the household.
The author suggests that her willingness to trade sex for housework leaves both her and her husband quite happy. She gets the chores done that make her happy, and he gets sex in return, which makes him happy. You may have also heard of the supposed sex for grades trade, which – if you believe Professor David R. Pichaske – is actually quite rare.
On a more serious note, willingness to trade sex for food was – and is? – a means of survival in North Korea. The Sunday Times reported in 2003 that under the totalitarian rule, those without party sponsored privileges have few options to secure their survival. It goes without saying that this kind of sex trade is deplorable.
So why is a sex trade for World Series tickets – whether it ends up being adjudicated as such or tossed out of court – not equally deplorable? Obviously it is the notion that while Korean women were operating from the vantage point of survival, a sex for tickets trade is an exchange resulting in a luxury item.
Susan Finkelstein, Facebook Groups and Members of the Business Community: Cashing in on Notoriety
Whatever the truth behind the alleged offer to trade sex for World Series tickets might be, there are already some ready to cash in on the name recognition of Susan Finkelstein, Facebook generated buzz, and public sentiment: ABC reports that a car dealership and a radio station rewarded her with tickets to the event.