At first, this kinda whizzed past me, like so many celebrity bits do, of course. But then it dawned on me. This is truly horrible. Put it another way:
WOMAN PAYS $10,000 TO INFLICT POSSIBLY LETHAL PAIN ON ANOTHER HUMAN. FOR CHARITY.
It’s not boxing… where trained athletes know what they’re doing. It’s equivalent to a medieval ‘dumb show’ where someone would pay to beat on another human being (just to feel what it’s like.)
And it propagates the myth that tasers are ‘safe’ and no big deal. (After all, if the mayor does it, it’s gotta be cool, right?) But because it’s “for charity” that makes it great.
The problem, as I see it, is that it seems like a small thing. But it ain’t. It’s barbaric. It’s suffering ‘for a good cause’. And I gotta believe it breaks about 10 laws in the Talmud/Bible/whatever.