Saturday, 2 July 2011

Apple Of My Eye: Teenage Girl In China Offers To Sell Virginity For iPhone 4

A teenage girl in China has offered up her virginity in exchange for an iPhone 4, Chinese news site Biznewschina reports. The young girl recently took to Weibo, a Chinese microblogging service similar to Twitter, to seek out someone willing to buy her an Apple iPhone 4 in exchange for sex. According to the report, the girl’s dream is to own an iPhone 4 but her father refused to purchase one for her. The girl posted a photo of herself on the website alongside some personal information, and offered to sell her virginity to anyone who buys her the new Apple smartphone. Some people responded by telling her that an iPhone is not worth the trade, while others joked that she should wait for Apple to release the iPhone 5 in September. It is also possible that someone has gained unauthorized access to her account and is playing a prank on her. If genuine, this is the second story we’ve reported this month about a teenager willing to go to extremes for an Apple device. Earlier this year, a Chinese boy sold his kidney for 22,000 yuan ($3,400) on the black market in order to purchase an iPad 2.

You are the apple of my eye, you are the most precious ... 

The term was originally used in the bible and it was used to signify someone of great worth 'whoever touches you touches the apple of his eye', someone who was very precious. The 'apple of your eye' is the iris or center of the eye. If someone were to touch the apple of your eye it would be very painful and so it is protected by the eyelid. The biblical imagery is that we are the apple of his eye and God is the eyelid who protects us. Shakespeare also used the term with this meaning in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' to again show something as most precious -  
Flower of this purple dye,
Hit with Cupid's archery,
Sink in apple of his eye

In addition to the apple and (one) eye symbolism in the above image, this teenage girl (read propaganda stunt ) is selling more than her virginity - it is selling Apple iPhones, while programming the masses to think it is ok to give up one's freedom and/or sell part of oneself for something materialistic, a device ultimately designed to track, control, enslave you and predictively program and promote underage sex and pedophilia.

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