Irish students forced to turn to sex work as rent and college fees soar, claims activist

Posted in Governance and administration on February 17th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Soaring rents and course fees are forcing Irish students to turn to sex work, a leading activist has claimed. Director of Sex Workers Alliance Ireland (SWAI), Kate McGrew, revealed last night that the group are now visiting universities to offer advice to students who are considering becoming sex workers …” (more)

[Mark O’Brien, Dublin Live, 16 February]

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Exclusive: UCD Student Sex Worker Speaks To The College Tribune

Posted in Life on October 22nd, 2014 by steve

IrelandThe College Tribune recently sat down with a UCD student who spends her evenings working as a part-time ‘sex worker’. The student, who wishes to be called ‘Jenny’, spends her day going to college in UCD and her evenings working as a ‘sex worker’ to pay for both her college fees and her day-to-day living expenses …” (more)

[Rachel Carey, College Tribune, 21 October]

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When Pornography Pays for College

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 5th, 2014 by steve

“My first response to Belle Knox was to be thrown into my past. Knox is ‘the Duke University porn star’, a rising sophomore infamous for entering the sex industry to pay her tuition and then turning into a meme …” (more)

[Rachel Shteir, Chronicle of Higher Education, 4 August]

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Opinion: When you think of a sex worker, you might never think of someone like me

Posted in Life on July 21st, 2014 by steve

“Ireland is not a fun place to be a young, unemployed student. We face astronomical college fees. We are expected to take up forced labour schemes or emigrate. Our mental health system is lacking the vital services it requires to serve its main purpose …” (more)

[The Journal.ie, 21 July]

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