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To be slightly disturbed by this story on the newsbeat website about "sugar Daddy parties"

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SinisterBuggyMonth Tue 25-Oct-11 13:28:37

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FlipFantasia Tue 25-Oct-11 13:43:41

YANBU - grim and depressing.

MrSpoc Tue 25-Oct-11 13:46:44

i think its feminism in action tbh. all young women setting their own price and on their own terms.

Old men falling over themselves to pay, give gifts to little hotties that they would never really have a chance with.

The women here hold all the cards.

fallingandlaughing Tue 25-Oct-11 13:51:08

YANBU - very disheartening.

MrSpoc's post - even more so!

DownbytheRiverside Tue 25-Oct-11 13:54:26

So let's see. Student fees up to £9,000 a year, that's 3 dates at those prices.
I think it's an appalling idea, but I can see it taking off as a successful business as it isn't illegal. The girls will pretend that they are empowered and third-wave feminists. or that they like the deal. The men will pretend to themselves that they have something about them other than money to love.
Back to the days of Empire, except this time the girls are selling themselves, rather than being sold by their families.

porcamiseria Tue 25-Oct-11 13:59:33

"i think its feminism in action tbh"

would you want your daughter to go to one of these????

porcamiseria Tue 25-Oct-11 14:00:35

reminds me of the book I read about 18th centry Haiti and the girls attending a party where they chose men who would make them their courtesans

DownbytheRiverside Tue 25-Oct-11 14:02:18

There are thousands of mothers out there who would be delighted at the thought, and many who would want to double-date with their daughters.
It's very depressing indeed to a feminist of the 70s to see what many women have done with the freedoms they now have.

Fiercelydoesit Tue 25-Oct-11 14:02:28

Maybe this is this a step on from the self-styled 'empowered' female lapdancers, with the work being defended a means to an end to get through college. However it's dressed up, it still commoditisation of women though. Makes you relieved to be an older 'invisible' doesn't it?

CogitoErgoSometimes Tue 25-Oct-11 14:09:13

I remember being advised many years ago by a well-meaning older woman that the best places to socialise if I wanted to 'bag a rich bloke' were the local tennis and yacht clubs smile Today you've got things like 'millionaire' dating sites, clubs known for being popular with rich footballers, books on 'How to Marry Rich' and this is just the logical extension.

Shall we just say 'Heather Mills' and leave it there...?

mrsshears Tue 25-Oct-11 14:55:19

Shame on the women but also more fool the men!
Why anyone would knowingly be with someone who is only with them for their moneyconfused shameful!

breadandbutterfly Tue 25-Oct-11 16:15:09

Am the only one who was less upset with the story per se (horrible, but such is the way of the world - at least they are all adults) than the fact that it was appearing on a website aimed at kids, therby presenting them with an idea, indeed normalising it, of prostitution as a legitimate lifestyle choice.

By all means publish it on the main news site, if it is thought to be a mainstream news story. But I do feel strongly that it should NOT have been published on newsbeat.

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