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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-30-11 05:04 PM
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Nightline: Couple Does Porn to Make Ends Meet
 
Run time: 05:41
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEH-VI950Yw
 
Posted on YouTube: October 14, 2011
By YouTube Member: ABCNews
Views on YouTube: 33858
 
Posted on DU: October 30, 2011
By DU Member: alp227
Views on DU: 3732
 
Young couple has sex on camera for money to support their toddler. (Article)

I found this video on Youtube and bookmarked it for a couple weeks. It shows how desperate some people are in this economy.
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libinnyandia Donating Member (526 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-30-11 05:15 PM
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1. hard tims
It is probably going to gt worse. I've been saying some of yjose idiots supporting the GOP will have daughters and grand-daughters working in strip joints in order to afford college. In fact I think I saw a du posting a few weeks ago about a woman who paid her way through school by stripping.
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Marazinia Donating Member (398 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-30-11 05:18 PM
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2. It's pretty common, actually
College girls often work as strippers. The pay is much higher than waiting tables and waiting tables is usually more demeaning.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-30-11 05:32 PM
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3. there is nothing demeaning about waiting tables. what a ridiculously absurd statement. nt
Edited on Sun Oct-30-11 05:37 PM by seabeyond
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Marazinia Donating Member (398 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-30-11 10:14 PM
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10. Huh
Depends on your customers' attitudes. I've been treated like a dog many times as a waitress, to the point where I was sorely tempted to oopsie some tea into someone's lap.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-30-11 10:18 PM
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12. hm... i was in service with customers in many businesses. it is what it is. some are better
at dealing with customers than others. but i never found a customers so extreme, myself. and still, in providing customer service, it does not equate to demeaning.
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Marazinia Donating Member (398 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 01:24 AM
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13. I've worked all kinds of jobs
In the end I found it was better to break your back in a warehouse for $2 less an hour and not deal with customers. As a bonus, on most of those jobs, even your boss doesn't come around much.
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PSPS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-30-11 05:57 PM
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4. LOL. Yeah, that's right. I always hold strippers in higher regard than mere waitresses.
I mean, what kind of self respect and dignity would a waitress have?
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Marazinia Donating Member (398 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-30-11 10:16 PM
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11. Not much in some places I've worked
People tend to be very ugly to waitresses. They're usually taking out on them whatever their boss did to them that afternoon. Which is no excuse.
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anonymousworldwide Donating Member (11 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 07:42 AM
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16. Our thoughts & prayers.
God Bless Humanity.
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-30-11 06:05 PM
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5. Well...I watched that piece. I was in a long term relationship with a woman who...
...was an abuse counselor and who had once been homeless and had to resort to survival sex to meet her basic needs. I'm not saying I don't have sympathy for this couple but, geeze, it's kind of hard to take their situation seriously in comparison. This couple is taking the option of pornography but the overwhelming reality is most people don't get to make those kinds of choices.

From the piece:
"We did it once togher that first night. Within like 30 minutes we'd made like 300 dollars. I was like I'm done with a 40 hour week, I'm done. We usually take 2-3 days off a week, still make $1,000. It's got us a way better life. It's worth it.

Some stories are probably too graphic for DU but this piece is bluebirds and free ice cream compared to the situation that most who are forced into sex for economic reasons endure. I don't foresee the mainstream media doing pieces on those situations anytime soon, though.

Watching the piece a second time, I'm not even sure what point it's trying to make. These people ain't desperate. They just found they could make more money dacin' on the pole. There's a big damned difference.

PB
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Proud Liberal Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-30-11 08:12 PM
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6. Sounds like a good idea
It's completely legal and what could be more fun than that??? :shrug: Wasn't there a movie made about something like this too? :shrug:
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-30-11 09:04 PM
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7. "what could be more fun than that?" having sex cause you want it and not just for a $? nt
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-30-11 09:43 PM
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-30-11 10:11 PM
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9. per the couple, it isnt happening. nt
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 01:24 AM
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 07:37 AM
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15. what does that have to do with anything? nt
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 10:52 AM
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 11:29 AM
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18. wtf? you bring in hookers that have nothing to do with the conversation, then veer off
Edited on Mon Oct-31-11 11:29 AM by seabeyond
to "activist" and future endeavors! when i say hookers have nothing to do with what we are talking about

again

wtf.
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TEXASYANKEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 04:10 PM
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19. This video is from
Lisa Ling's "Our America" series on OWN. This couple got married and got pregnant young, and neither had much of an education or marketable skills. Now that they are making decent money, neither has decided to invest in an education and neither are looking very far into the future. Or towards their daughter's future.
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lumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 01:02 PM
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20. 5 days a week for 2 to 3 hours ? Wow, wear and tear....
Seriously, they are not showing much regard for the feelings and expectations of their child. Pity they are doing this just for the Buck, nothing to be proud about.
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