Julia ethics: “It would be easier in some ways than working, taking classes and then spending years paying back loans.” [Darleen Click]
Obama’s preferred Life of Julia on the local level
More New York City co-eds are turning to a new source of income — sugar daddies — to cope with the rising cost of their college tuition, surprising statistics released yesterday reveal.
And the majority is enrolled at New York University, according to the sugar-daddy dating site SeekingArrangement.com.
Nearly 300 NYU co-eds joined the site’s service last year seeking a “mutually beneficial” arrangement with rich older men — a 154 percent jump over 2011.
It was the second-highest number of new members for any college in the country. [...]
The average co-ed “sugar baby” receives about $3,000 a month in allowances and gifts from her sugar daddy, enough to cover tuition and living expenses at most schools, said Jennifer Gwynn, a spokeswoman for the site.
In New York City, where cost of living and learning are higher, sugar babies can fetch as much as $4,000 a month.
Interestingly, the article never lists what these Julia-babies are actually expected to provide for the sugar. Maybe because the authors of the article tacitly approve of the arrangements.
Not all students approve of the arrangements.
“Clearly, we need more financial aid if those are the lengths people are going to pay for school,” sniffed Ashley Thaxton, 20, an NYU theater major.
“I have friends who work multiple jobs, and there are other opportunities to support yourself through school,” she said.
Still, few jobs bring in as much money — and as many extra benefits.
Once you’ve accepted being a whore as a preferred life-style, just how can you turn down becoming Julia and selling your life to Sugar Daddy Government?
h/t Jonah Goldberg
Tags: co-eds, college, new york, sugar daddies