Có thể định nghĩa "Sugar Daddy" hay "Sugar Baby" đã không còn xa lạ đối với nhiều người bởi sự lan truyền chóng mặt của nó trên các trang mạng xã hội hiện nay. Hãy cùng IELTS TUTOR phân tích từ vựng và bài báo Student who did sugar baby work reveals dark side of university life [...] để tìm hiểu những mặt tối của hiện tượng gây tranh cãi này và học thêm từ mới nhé.
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The first time Zoe* did sugar baby work she took scissors in her pocket to keep herself safe. The 19-year-old student had signed up to a popular sugar daddy website because she was struggling to pay rent.
She had turned to SeekingArrangement because her sales job, which was only a few hours a week, paid poorly and she was also paying rent for two homes after issues with housemates forced her to move out of the first. Despite financial help from her parents, she still could not afford basic living costs.
[...] Figures from money advice website Save the Student this year found more than one in 10 students use their bodies to make money – including sex work, recording videos over webcam and sugar dating, in which younger women are paid to go on dates with men who are often far older than them.
Data indicates “sugar daddying” is becoming more common. SeekingArrangement saw hundreds more subscriptions from university students last year.
While Zoe had to answer a few questions about herself on the site, she says it was not as stringent as she had expected it to be. She uploaded a photo of herself and answered questions about smoking and drinking habits: age, ethnicity, weight, hair colour, eye colour. While she gave accurate answers to these, she used a fake name.
[...] “The first time I went on a date I was petrified. I chainsmoked five cigarettes and had scissors in my pocket. Even on a Tinder date, you can worry, ‘What if this person is not who they say they are?’. But this was not a date because one person might get some cash out of it or another might get something they want out of it.”
[...] Another man, who was in his sixties and filing for divorce, wanted to take her on holiday around Europe. However, she was apprehensive in case he discovered her true identity from her passport or her family got suspicious about where she was.
Most of the men she came across on the site were married. “One of my first questions would be, ‘Are you in a relationship?’ They would say, ‘I’m with my wife but she does not understand me’.
[...] “I thought, I have worked so hard to get into university and I have got these men talking to me like this. I was also always scared of them finding my real name and finding out who I was and where I lived – the one thing I had that was keeping me safe was my anonymity”.
[...] Nevertheless, she argued there was far less of a stigma around sex work among young people than older generations. She said many of her friends had downloaded SeekingArrangement then deleted it before going on any dates.
[...] SeekingArrangement say they bar the use of their website for the direct exchange of money for sex, and they conduct background checks on members with an emphasis on sexual and violent crimes.
* Zoe is not the person’s real name
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