The Internet has shown the perfect market that the sex trade is. It's a filthy market, but people can seek what they want and the price is set by supply and demand. Craigslist, Backpages, Chaturbate, escort sites, you name it, it is out there. The media reports on these issues, as well as prostitution in general, and has to wear their progressive blinders. They recently took a stab at reporting on Seeking Arrangement. Seeking Arrangement puts together young women (mostly) with older men (mostly) for a mutually beneficial relationship where money can find hotties for whatever they are looking for. This is the most dressed up, glorified version of Seeking Arrangement possible, and still it is just a website that enables whoring.
The articles kicks off with how it is going to sell you on this site being more than whoring. A man over 60 years old on Wall Street sends a limo to Princeton to call her in for a night cap. That is a 100 mile round trip journey for sex, "apartment decorating" and a send off with some cash. This is to help pay for schooling, as we are clued in on this by the articles title how sugar daddies are financing college.
Things not discussed:
1. Loans doing nothing good for school costs
2. Tuition increases being the problem, yet no politician mentioning this.
3. Loans being pumped out at absurd levels with forced payback.
4. Why do we have a job market that requires degrees when degrees are increasingly useless or unnecessary?
Those are big picture system issues the article cannot touch, and remember this article is to explain how it is NOT simply prostitution. The article's choice of lead example "Princeton senior" is to further push that point. See, even the smart girls are doing it! Let's discuss the problems there. Check out Princeton's incoming freshman profile (could be any year, always the same kids). Everyone is getting 100% of tuition covered if your family makes up to $120,000 annually. If your parents are making over 60K annually, you get less 100% of tuition, room and board as aid, but by that point, do you think they are whoring to cover costs or for something else? Stafford loans, family savings and some budgeting could cover the remainder considering the income needed to not receive aid. This escort money is for other things. Spending money? Use her looks for a quick buck? The media would never entertain that thought.
Their example becomes a symbol. throughout this article, the focus is on intellect. Men want a smart girl who will understand their lives. Men want more than sex. Men constantly bring up a girl being smart. Newsflash media, men will talk about a girl's brains before sex for an envelope of cash so she thinks we respect her for her mind and don't consider her a cheap whore. "I totally respect you even if we get busy" was the theme to many '70s rock ballads. Hold onto that illusion that you're still a smart, good girl. These women get attention because the profile picture. If they were ugly women from Princeton or in a masters program, they would not get hits. Has Tinder taught us nothing? Swipe left. The entry into the lobby is good looks, maybe how high you go depends on smarts, nah, stick to looks.
Even the guy doing the documentary shills for the brains idea. "Dating a college woman fulfills these guys' wildest dreams. They want someone highly educated who is eager to learn," says Parinda Waniwat. No. They want someone highly attractive who is a sure thing to bang that might not come with normal escort risk. The fantasy is that these guys can have an 18-25 year old beautiful woman in bed, have as wild of a session of sex as they desire, and she'll listen to their life instead of running out for meth, coke or crack. The fantasy is not a smart girl, but Atlantic readers, especially women, want to think these Wall Street rich guys want a smart woman who knows what these rich men are talking about. The article mentions men wanting someone who can come on trips or business dinners with them as if this is something new. Raise your hand if you've been to a banquet or business dinner and were certain someone brought a hooker. I've seen this happen at charity events, and heard a lie about graduating from Vassar get sniffed out by another date who actually went to Vassar.
This is awfully similar to the article on men looking for companionship, not just sex, from their hookers. I went to this site. They claim just under 50% of the women are in college. College or no college, selling your body still makes you a whore. She might just be one that can use a slightly better vocabulary and have fewer tattoos. Even so, the college student number does not specify college student at brick and mortar institution under age 25. How many of these colleges students are online university girls signing up for the free premium account? I browsed Seeking Arrangement and saw a bunch of 25-30 year old women. We can dress this up as men wanting women who they can talk to (somehow it's impossible for rich men to find girlfriends in NYC). We can say that these are college girls trying to pay for school (flimsy evidence as examples of comp include credit cards and gifts). We can end the essay with "it can't really be prostitution". We can say all of these things over and over again, but it doesn't make them true.