Just getting in from the (new) gig, so please pardon the rather "rough" way this post might come off; still getting adjusted to the new schedule and all that.
Some of you might have heard about the excellent book "Freakonomics"
, written by University of Chitown Wunderkind Steven Levitt
and assisted by NYT scribe Steve Dubner
. The book's been out for a minute now, followed up by a sequel, a blog and, I think, a flick(?) to boot. It does a great job of looking at a number of social phenomena through an Econ 101 lens. One of them, is with regard to the Ho Industry. From the recent post over at Steve Sailer's place
, I quote:
"The fee for a trick varies with the type of sex act, and prostitutes seem to discriminate across clients in order to maximize profit. White men pay $8 to $9 more per trick than black customers, with Hispanic clients paying some amount in between. When bargaining, prostitutes will usually offer a price to a black customer but will make a white man throw out a number first. Repeat customers pay slightly less than new customers."
"Via Steve Sailer I learned that white men are charged more by prostitutes than black men. Hispanics get charged a price in between what white men pay and what black men pay. I figure the prostitutes think the white men either have more money to pay for sex, or are more willing to pay money for sex."
Now - before anyone even fixes their mouth to protest, Imma just put it out there: this chica's so darned silly it'd be a sacrilege NOT to clown her. I mean, it's like shooting fish in a barrell - how can one go wrong?
Jamila, the Clever Little Silly - the Gift that just keeps on giving...
Anyway, here's a bit more from Sista Big Chop:
"I once had a guy I was briefly dating offer me money for sex. I wanted a newer car and he offered to give me the extra $1,000 I needed for the down payment. I didn’t take the money–but through a twist of fate ended up with a better car than the one I had originally wanted. I also dumped the guy. He was just too creepy for me; he was also friends with R. Kelly and invited me to parties at Kelly’s house–an offer I never accepted."
*Raises eyebrow* - assuming of course that Ms. Jamila is telling the truth and not merely attempting to gas her readers' heads up, I think the very fact that she was associated, however briefly, with someone who rolled with R. "Golden Showers on a Virgin" Kelly
, really tells you everything you need to know abut girlfriend, don't it? Anyway, there's more:
"What really surprised me though were the number of friends I had who told me that if they had been offered the money they would have taken it. “Think about the times you’ve had sex and didn’t get paid,” they told me. Well, yeah, I must admit that I have had sex without a man leaving me a wad of cash on the nightstand, but I never felt like I had been cheated out of my money or services. Barring some very extenuating circumstances–like having to stave off starvation–I can’t imagine myself having sex just for money."
OK, let's get the obvious stuff outta the way so we can get to the real deal - yea, in that White guys do tend to make a goodly bit more than do Brothas on average, it would make sense for Ms. Happy Hooker to charge Brad up over Bilal. That said though, here's the thing:
Anyone who's been in Sales for any length of time knows and knows well, that if you like someone, is a loyal customer, etc, et al, you can and will hook them up all. The. Time. Indeed, it's the folk you DON'T necessarily like, that you often hit in the head with an exhorbitant rate - am I wrong?
Of course, what neither Sailer (nor his readers) or Jamila (or her readers) wants to note, is the simple fact that the reason why Brothas tend to catch a break when Hooking up with Ho's is because...
The Ho's actually like the sex with Brothas better.
It IS a fact, after all, that Brothas gets it in a heck of a lot more than do Whites or even Hispanic Men; they have more overall lifetime sexual partners, and then there's all those things that Women say about Brothas in the Bedroom - hey, 50,000 Frenchmen can't be wrong, right? Simply put, if you're a female and you want a good time in the sack, your chances of making that happen is better when a Brotha's the one you're doing it with. If you're an avowed HBDer - and both Sailer and Jamila are - one really need not explain all the rigamorole here.
That brings us to something else - no one ever considers the possibility that Hos do what they do because they actually like it, at least in part. Sure, it's a dangerous job, but so is being a cop or a fireman, and we all know people, Men and Women both, who just love going after bad guys and running into towering infernos for a living. Why should we look on being a Professional Ho as being any different?
Anyway, while we don't know for certain who the Hos were in Levitt/Duber's book along racial lines, what the above captions do say bears a striking resembalance to something I read online some years back (and if anyone out there can find it for me and post the link in the comments, I'll go back and add it in the original post ASAP) - it was a breakdown of just how much it would cost each Man, in racial terms, to date/mate with/otherwise marry a Sista. Actually, it was done with White, Asian and Hispanic Women, too. In just about every breakout, the "price" for Brothas wasn't that bad, and in some cases, was downright cheap; but in the case of White guys, they were going to have to go the Full Monty, ain't nothing going on but the rent.
Can't recall where Asian dudes stood, but I wouldn't be surprised if they had to be seriously packing a fat bank account, too. This should come as no big shock to any Brotha, because for all the sound and fury over "gold diggers" the truth is that the vast majority of Brothas ain't clocking six figures or better on the regular; the Women with them are there for reasons other than money, you can best believe that.
If you ask me, I say it's because we Brothas, on balance and in aggregate when compared to other racial groups, just have more Natural Game.
(Also, see my post on Niman Game
) Personally, I've NEVER
gotten a Ho, and have absolutely less-than-zero interest or desire to do so now, and this is coming from someone who's pulled Hired Guns
before I know there was such a thing formally (spent one heck of a weekend with a serious Hottie that I gotta write a FR about - somebody remind me to do that). As I've often said, your best seductions should be when you've barely got a Grant in your wallet.
I know that's always been the case for yours truly.
Anyway, let me put it out there right now, that while I would never do the deed myself, I am not in any way averse to others partaking of the Hos out there - I think it's way past due that we just went on ahead and legalized it. In fact, I think we need a US Dept. of Tricks & Hos, and I can promise you, if Obama came out with such an announcement, he would win reelection in a landslide.
There's more but I'll end here. Time for y'all to holla back.
Now adjourn your asses...