As I said in my re-introductory post, I graduated this year with roughly $12,000 in student loan debt. The average debt for someone graduating with a UW-Madison degree is about $21,000, and graduates like myself have a 6-month “grace” period post graduation to find some way to get enough money to begin paying off these loans. Personally, I’m putting aside a bit from each paycheck in order to pay down quickly on the premiums, but apparently, many of my female counterparts have found a, shall we say, sweeter deal.
That’s right, the lovely ladies of Wisconsin have taken to the internet in search of
jobs, good stock tips, older men with deep pockets. That’s right, I’m talking about Sugar Daddies. No longer just an arrangement for those looking to become the next rich socialite or Playboy Bunny, as reported by both The Huffington Post and Fox Business, women around the nation are looking into websites such as http://www.seekingarrangement.com to find a nice, older RICH “gentleman” to help them with their college loans in exchange for “companionship.”
Not to be outdone by those from my new state of residence, who have more practice in such matters, the ladies from my dear alma mater rank #4 among the amount of “sugar babies” listed on Seeking Arrangement, with 345 profiles. Thats just around 1 out of every 100 women at UW-Madison. Lady Badgers have turned on that Midwestern charm and are searching for that good Wisconsin Cheddar, and apparently aren’t afraid to use only their exceptional brain power to get it.
Now, you may be thinking that this is the most disgusting, immoral, ludicrous thing a young, professional woman can do, but how did we get to this situation? Why are these college-educated women, who are on the whole graduating in larger numbers and with better grades than men, driven to seek out sites like seekingarrangement.com? Is it part of the “take back your body, own your sexuality” style of feminism? Or is it the exact opposite, caused by years of decreased state funding for higher education, rising costs of attending college, and a weak post-graduate jobs market that is making women push their own moral boundaries in order to get by. I’d really like to hear from you on this one, so please comment below.
Whatever the case may be, I think we can agree on one thing. Ladies, when you are able to pay off all your loans and get a high-paying job with that “world-renowned” UW-Madison degree, please pay it forward. The Sugar Babies of today can always become the Cougars of tomorrow! Stay classy, Wisconsin.