College dating violence videos
They treat their girlfriends in a way, I feel, they would never treat their sisters or friends.: Educated, liberal Millennials would apply the power and control analysis in a situation where a woman is pressured to date her boss for a promotion, but when it comes to pornography or prostitution, they leave that analysis at the door and veer into the sexual rights framework.
Intuitively, I’ve always analyzed prostitution as violence. It shows the ugliness of porn and the way the hook-up culture leads to negative treatment of women by men.That narrative of women as commodities is pervasive and dangerous.We infer that this deviation stems from the college experience.: And most people don’t know how interconnected the sex trade is, how strip clubs and sex trafficking are on a continuum of exploitation, or what prostitution entails, how degrading it is.I ask my friends where they think prostitution occurs?Last summer, three interns at the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women, Averi Barron (CUNY Hunter), Sarah Faruqui (Northwestern University) and Raphaela Kunze (Brown University), initiated extensive research on the “sugar dating” website, Seeking Arrangement.
One of many “sugar dating” sites, Seeking Arrangement matches very young women defined as “Sugar Babies” with “Sugar Daddies,” older men with money who pay for college tuition, interstate and international trips or goods in exchange for a “sugar relationship.” These young women share their thoughts about how Millennials navigate conversations about prostitution, pornography, sexual harassment, and violence against women.
It boasts about schools with large populations of Sugar Babies, like Temple University or Georgia State.
It claims 500 New York University first-year students registered.
The implications are much broader than the experiences of just one person.
If a future supervisor happens to be one of those Sugar Daddies, for example, he might see any of us as a potential Sugar Baby.
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