"Men, you know what to do. WOMEN, RECEIVE THEIR GENEROSITY. WE WILL TOUCH YOU WITH PASSION AND FIRE ALL NIGHT LONG."Kind of makes your skin itch, doesn't it?
"Traditional relationships of men being the provider and women being the caretaker of the family are coming back now. THEY'RE COMING BACK BECAUSE OF THE ECONOMY."Is he saying that, ‘because of the economy,’ the traditionally unequal ‘relationship’ of rich to poor, the latter being at the beck and call of the former, are ‘coming back’, we wonder?
It was the first time at a ‘sugar daddy’ party for Mandy, 24. She says:
"I'm looking to find A BOYFRIEND WHO'S WILLING TO HELP ME OUT with what I'm doing right now. Like a regular boyfriend BUT RICHER. I'm studying at the moment and college is expensive. It works well for me if I start dating A GUY WHO I KNOW CAN TAKE CARE OF ME FINANCIALLY SO I NO LONGER HAVE TO WORRY."Monique, who has already had one ‘relationship’ with a sugar daddy, added:
"I'm looking to advance myself to the next level. It's not just about the money, IT'S ABOUT WHAT A SUCCESSFUL PERSON CAN DO FOR YOU. IT'S ALMOST AN INSPIRATIONAL THING."That’s one way of putting it, Monique. Newsbeat told us more:
“At first you could only find them on dating websites, now there are big budget sugar daddy parties. The events are becoming a regular fixture in New York with the company behind them planning to introduce them in the UK. At one event near Times Square the club is sold out and the dancefloor is lined with men, most of them over 40. They're far outnumbered by the number of young women…Middle-aged rich men? struggling young women? Yeah. I’d call it this particular ‘inspirational thing’ prostitution, wouldn’t you? I’d also say that Alan Schneider is playing the role of pimp and Porn Baron here and the BBC are in the business of advertising his wares. The BBC describes Newsbeat thus:
At these parties, any couples who get together usually come to what is formally called ‘an arrangement‘. Often that will be as simple as the man buying expensive gifts for his partner or paying her a certain amount of money each time they meet. Many women there say they have a price that they're not willing to negotiate below.
The company behind these events now say THEY WANT TO BRING THEM TO THE UK…
ONE OF THE MAJOR CRITICISMS ABOUT THESE EVENTS IS THAT THEY ARE SIMPLY A FORM OF PROSTITUTION.”
“Newsbeat is produced by BBC News but differs from the BBC's other news programmes in its remit to provide news TAILORED FOR A SPECIFICALLY YOUNGER AUDIENCE.”That would be the young, unsophisticated and vulnerable Newsbeat was advertising the sugar daddy benefits to then.
Figure it out, folks.
Alan Schneider, by the way, is Jewish.