Prema najnovijim istraživanjima , oko 6% studenata na diplomskim i postidiplomskim studijama "radi" u seks indistriji . Ovo uključuje prostituciju , striptiz , "igranje u krilu" (lap dance) i slično . Podaci su za oba pola , a porcenjuje se da je kod studentkinja procenat i veći . Inače , ovo je duplo više nego prošlih godina , a razlozi su uglavnom povišene školarine i to što se prostitucija više "isplati" od uobičajenih poslova (npr u restoranima) . U članku se navodi da su studentkinje na ceni kod bogatije klijentele , jer pored izgleda poseduju i inteligenciju , tako da postoje i sajtovi koji regruruju upravo njih za ovakav vid "posla" . Mnogi univerzitetski profesori smatraju da ovo uopšte nije tako loše , jer se na taj način mlade žene osamostaljuju i daje im se moć . Moj komentar : važno da je sve u duhu (j)evropskih vrednosti
Students and the sex industry: Empowering or the last resort of the debt-ridden?
With unemployment levels soaring across Britain, job prospects for graduates have never looked so bleak. But one sector proving resilient, and lucrative, for young people struggling to meet the inflated costs of higher education is the sex industry.
The number of students using their bodies to pay their fees has doubled in the past year, according to new research. A study of undergraduates and postgraduates across the UK found that as many as 6 per cent are turning to lap-dancing, pole-dancing, escorting and prostitution in order to fund their studies.
Professor Ron Roberts, who led the research at Kingston University, said an average annual sum of between £600,000 and £3m per institution is going into universities straight from the sex industry. “Sadly, students are a financially vulnerable and heavily indebted financial sector and have become targets for people with money. The economy of the sex industry is now heavily intertwined with higher education economy,” he said.
The English Collective of Prostitutes, which runs a helpline from its base in London, said the number of calls it receives from students has doubled in the past year.
According to readers of The Independent who responded to an investigation last week into a website offering students scholarships of up to £15,000 in return for “discreet adventures” with strangers, the phenomenon is nothing new. Students and the sex industry, some claim, have long been natural bedfellows.
‘The Duchess of Hackney’ has spent 15 years running an escort agency. In her twenties, she left her family home in east London and moved to the US, where she worked as a recruitment consultant by day. By night she answered the phones for an escort agency, and after six months took over the business.
During her years as a madam – first in America and then in London, where she ran an escort agency for three years – she “actively sought out students”.
In London, she said, her student signings would take around £700 for a three to four-hour session, which usually involved dinner and then back to a hotel room. “This was a choice,” she says. “These were just girls who wanted to make some money without the usual student route – working in a pub or shop, all hours. They were clean-cut girl-next-door types, you would never guess.” Schemes such as SponsorAScholar, she added, brought shame on the industry.