Just like a lot of women in the world, I have a full-time job, raising a family and am also studying. Every morning, I drag my bones out of bed and around 9 hours per day is spent at work and travelling to and from my office. That’s my day… Monday to Friday. Come Friday night I am usually so exhausted that I feel asleep early and spend the weekend catching up on much needed shut eye.
Okay, I earn an alright salary – it pays the mortgage, the kids’ leisure activities and if I’m lucky I can manage to eat out every couple of weeks. I didn’t realise there was another way for us sisters nowadays, not quite prostitution but… a new breed of women called “Rinsers”. Why the hell am I going out to work for my money when I could sit on my lazy ass and get some rich man to buy everything for me. All I would need is a pair of fake boobs, orange tanned skin, long blonde hair and guess what? I wouldn’t have to sleep with them in return. Don’t worry, firstly I am probably too old to get away with that nonsense and secondly, I am a firm believer that women should be independent and never rely on a man for anything.
But, I was so intrigued by the advert for Channel 4’s “Sex, Lies and Rinsing Guys” that I couldn’t help but watch it.
“Rinsing” is the term used for women who receive expensive gifts from men for just looking attractive, and there’s me thinking it was the step taken after a good shampoo. I must admit, I was sceptical – men spending money on women and wanting nothing in return? Surely not.
I had to watch this show just to see whether the premise is true. The golden rule of rinsing is apparently, “The guys’ wallets stay open, but the girls’ legs stay closed”. Is it really that easy? And there’s me working my way up to a career, when I could have just put together a website and got men to buy me gifts that I could just flog on eBay to pay the gas bill.
Who am I kidding? I have more self-respect than that. But, the concept of this I find fascinating. Are there really men that stupid to do this? Well, sadly it is true. Part of me thinks good on these women to have the balls to use men this way. But, the other side of me thinks of the struggle that women have had to work, vote and try and have equal status in this man’s world.
Danica Thrall was one of the rinsers on the show. Her story is fascinating. She is so successful that she doesn’t even have to meet the men who shower her with expensive gifts. To be fair she does work as a lads’ mag model, so doesn’t rely entirely on these men. She manages to get these gifts by the power of Twitter, which Danica believes has helped her make £20,000 in gifts in the last few months. In return for these gifts Danica will send them a tweet – nothing sexual, she doesn’t even meet them – just a 140 character tweet.
The other rinser Holly from Mansfield, also worked. She can be seen walking around Mansfield at night wearing sexy underwear and sporting a tall pair of stilts trying to entice club goers into Mansfield’s hottest nightspot. She also works online as a financial dominatrix where she will insult men over their income – actually my husband gets that service from me for free!
To be honest, by the end of the show I was still in two minds about how I felt about this. But, while these women are young and before everything starts to sag they may as well make the most of it. While there are men in the world who are willing to splash the cash – it sure is easier than slogging in a nine to five job. I wonder if there is someone out there willing to buy me an iPad 2, and in return I will send them a cheeky tweet! @sarahcassidy