Mum: Prostitution to pay for studies

Feb 15, 2012 Full story: The New Zealand Herald 28

A solo mum who wants to study so she can get off welfare says she has had to turn to prostitution to pay for childcare and transport to the course.

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Auckland, New Zealand

#22 Aug 25, 2012
Elephant wrote:
<quoted text>My point is that it is a choice that this person has to make and not a way of blackmailing the N.Z public.
he did not understand this, person that replied, internet was so much better when poor people could not access it

“Sawadee Ka”

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#23 Aug 27, 2012
You have to do what you have to do to survive. But if she getting into career she might run into client.

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#24 Aug 27, 2012
Many students take on work with their studies as well as any loans/subsidies. Not anything wrong with prostitution, although I feel it might be a choice not a necessity as others manage without it. Also it would be unfair to give out a public perception that this is a solution for all; many would not cope with feeling it's an option, yet feel an amount of pressure to consider it. I believe the issue to be the loans are not high enough ~ students should be given bank loans to cover them throughout as they will later have careers that afford repayment. I doubt it will matter if she runs into past clients as a vet nurse does not need to hold the same public respect as a person nurse; it might be a problem for other professions tho.

Auckland, New Zealand

#25 Sep 4, 2012
Nothing wrong with studying on your back!

Since: Sep 12

Wellington, New Zealand

#26 Sep 5, 2012
Given that it's the world's oldest profession and legal in NZ, how is this making the news?

Should I have written a letter to the prime minster when I was a student saying "I have to work at a petrol station to pay my way while studying"? So what? Most students need a part time job.

The mind boggles. Maybe I've missed the point of the article.

Auckland, New Zealand

#27 Sep 26, 2012
What you guys are talking about, worke and income is gating strict to give banefet to young people, ther is not many jobs out for young people, where is the job I am looking for job,
work&income dont give any financeal help, youg women go prostitution and drugs , same with young guys they go steeling and robeing and get involve in drugs,

United States

#28 Sep 26, 2012
She wasn't forced into prostitution. There are other ways to make money, but i guess prostituting herself is far more enjoyable than waiting tables and cleaning floors.

New Zealand

#29 Sep 26, 2012
I've got almost $11.20 saved up now!

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