What’s Current: More and more female students turn to ‘sugar daddy’ arrangements to pay tuition


More and more female students are turning to “sugar daddy” arrangements in order to afford tuition and expenses. The Seattle Times reports:

“U.S. undergraduate students last year finished school with an average of $35,000 in student debt — a figure that has risen steadily every year, according to Mark Kantrowitz, a financial aid expert. The average graduate debt load is $75,000, and some longer programs force students into much deeper debt.

Many students say their loans don’t cover the cost of living, and with rent skyrocketing in most major cities, they are left scrambling to make up the difference.”

On Tuesday, Blake Leibel, a 35-year-old graphic novelist, was charged with the torture and murder of his girlfriend and mother of his newborn child, Iana Kasian. Leibel’s divorce attorney Ronald Richards says, “Him being violent is so uncharacteristic of the person I’ve known for many years.”

A number of women were sexually assaulted last night in Vancouver: Witnesses report seeing a man on Davie Street, between Granville and Burrard Street, groping women.

A Los Angeles-based casting agency put up a call for “whores” on Facebook for a new Quentin Tarantino project:

“Casting Whores for Quentin Tarantino project. Caucasian, non-union females, ages 18–35. Western film shoots June 21st-25th in Los Angeles. No highlights, natural eyebrows, natural breasts, natural hair color to be true to the period. Dress sizes 2–8. Please send photo, including sizes.”

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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist from Vancouver, BC. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including The Spectator, UnHerd, Quillette, the CBC, New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and is now exiled in Mexico with her very photogenic dog.