Thursday, May 19, 2011

Breaking News: College Students Aren't Opposed to Banging for Money

(Reuters) - One in three university students in the German capital would consider sex work as a means to finance their education, a study from the Berlin Studies Center said on Wednesday. The figure in Berlin, where prostitution is legal, was higher than students surveyed in Paris (29.2 percent) and in Kiev (18.5 percent), the three cities the report looked at. The study found some 4 percent of the 3,200 Berlin students surveyed said they had already done some form of sex work, which includes prostitution, erotic dancing and Internet shows. The results surprised the study's authors, who said they undertook the study because student prostitution had been often reported but little was known about its relationship to education policy. "The main motivation of students to turn to prostitution were the financial incentives, namely the high hourly wages," Eva Blumenschein, one of the study's authors and a 26-year-old student at Berlin's Humboldt University, told Reuters. Blumenschein said recent educational reforms aimed at speeding up students' time at university may play a role in them seeking out sex work. "It's possible that because educational reforms have increased student workloads, they have less time to earn money," she said. "Coupled with higher student fees, in this instance, leads students into prostitution." Thirty percent of students working in the sex industry were in debt, the study found. That compared with 18 percent of students who said they would consider sex work who were in debt.

Really?  It's only 1 in 3? Figure half of all students are men. That should be 50% right there. Than you have all the strippers who are "paying their way through college". Shit, I'm going to owe $120,000 by the time I graduate. If you think I wouldn't stick it to some chicks on film to drop that number you're out of your fucking mind. And anyone who says otherwise is fucking stupid. Unemployment rate for college grads under 24 is the highest in recorded history (9.5%) and only 40% are able to find jobs within their graduating field. Now is no time to be picky about how to make a little extra cash. It is either bone on camera or work at supermarkets or cleaning toilets or some shit no one else wants to do. The only people who should have to deal with menial jobs like that are people who didn't graduate high school or actors. How is this a surprise for anyone? Hey, how about putting out a survey that says 99.5% of all college students want to win the lottery you know the other .5% are people that want to "earn their money legitimately" fuck those people. Give me the easiest way to not have to worry about a 6 digit debt, even if that means going all Peter North on some smuts to help pay for a useless degree.

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