A non-profit organization dedicated to the eradication of all student loan debt through activism, education, and legislation; because student loan debt is dangerous to the US economy and to the health and well-being of individual Americans and their families. CRYN JOHANNSEN, Founder & Executive Director
Friday, May 31, 2013
Help Out A Reporter [HARO] ASAP!
Help Out A Reporter ASAP! - I am seeking indebted young women who are finding alternative ways to pay off their loans. Please spread the word. All stories can remain confidential and respondents can maintain their anonymity. If you can share this with your Facebook connections, I would be most grateful. Young women with debt should email me @ cryn.johannsen [AT] yahoo [DOT] com. Thanks everyone!!!
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I can't help you on this topic, but at least I heard President Obama on the radio today talking about how SL debt is more than the national credit card debt.
Er, so to translate this for everyone else, you want to hear from women who have become hookers to pay off their loans?
Because I'm not sure why else this is limited to one particular sex.
I'm not feeling too sorry for women in this situation. As a guy, I don't have the luxury of spreading my legs for money.
@Anon May 31 5:23 Well, that's the pejorative term for women who sell their bodies for sex. So, yes, that's what I am looking for.
But don't assume that men don't do the same. Because they do - you're wrong. And they are doing it because of their loans as well.
Sure men can do the same thing. I'm sure some do too. But it's far easier for an average straight girl to make cash than it is for a guy, who would have to resort to gay sex because there's not many women out there who need pay for it.
Just sayin. You might want to look for guys who end up doing this, because they're far more desperate than any girl who ends up parting her pegs for pennies. This is one circumstance where the ladies are far far far better off than the guys.
This sounds like the plot to a porn movie. Cryn, do we not have bigger problems than a prurient story about a handful of whores? Like perhaps the millions of us who haven't decided that sex is the only option?
In my experience, which I would prefer not to share as material for a gimmicky article, the women who resort to fucking to pay their loans are whores to being with, and if they weren't fucking to pay their loans, they'd be fucking to pay their bar tab or to buy their new car or to live in a fancy apartment. Please don't glamorize or portray these women as victims. They are the ones who gave up without fighting.
Wow; this is a touchy subject. While I am very, VERY repulsed by the idea of selling one's body for money, I certainly understand the desperation of being in student loan debt and having no way out. For those of us with personal and religious standards which are contrary to prostitution (and would face excommunication from our religious organizations as well as individual agony) this isn't really an option. For once, I almost kind of agree with our little troll/stalker - these girls have given up. I am also of the opinion that they are cheating and by that I mean that they are giving the system the impression that these loans are repayable so that the rest of us who go about attempting repayment the traditional/honorable/hard-work way, WE are the people who look like the criminals if we can't make our payments.
I am working on other alternatives (and this is in addition to a regular job, which is difficult to find these days) - starting a low-cost online business, obtaining inexpensive certifications so that I can legally perform services such as eyelash extensions, etc. I don't mean to imply that I'm making much yet - I have a master's degree and my payments are over $1,500.00 per month... but I'm doing what I can and for me, that is honorable. I can sleep at night (well, morally, but the stress of repayment still makes me restless).
I'm doing everything I can until the day that reform happens. I know a lot of people don't believe that it will, but I do.
^ And what "reform" might that be?
You're in denial. So you think that every person who defaults or refuses to pay (you know, "the rest of us") is "attempting repayment the traditional/honorable/hard-work way"?
LOL, right! A great many of them refuse to do any work at all unless a JD is a requirement. It's "beneath" them (unlike, say, being unemployed and living with their parents).
***CRYN*** will probably claim that some people ARE working as baristas, bricklayers, or whatever. But not everyone is doing that kind of work. Besides, the people who are serious about working and making ends meet (as opposed to the ones who are on strike and waiting for Santa to repay their loans) usually DON'T have to default.
A great many of them refuse to do work that doesn't require a JD? Interesting. What survey/study are you quoting?
P.S. we have already had this argument in reform. There are no easy answers but the current system is unsustainable and will collapse so by default, something will change.
Now go get a hobby that makes you happy. Misery is unbecoming of you.
^ The same one that was commissioned in response to YOUR survey about how all student default deadbeats are hard and honest workers who are keeping their noses to the grindstone, and would do ANYTHING to pay back their loans if they could.
No easy answers?!
"Gimmiegimmiegimmie" sounds pretty darn easy to me!
I don't recal saying that all student loan borrowers were honest hard workers. College taught me to not make ignorant, general statements, especially if I can't back them up. I am still waiting to hear about that study you are quoting.
Gimme gimme is not the answer. It never had been, well, unless you're a corporation in which case that is somehow considered ethical.
How's that hobby coming along?
^ Telling the truth is a thankless hobby indeed.
If you aren't able to pick up on the shiftlessness of many grads just by reading some scamblogs, you probably didn't learn all that much from college yourself. Then again, perhaps you are too close to the problem to be able to see it clearly ... Lazybones.
Telling the truth is a trait, not a hobby.
So when are you going to share that study with us?
If you ever respond like an adult, I'd be happy to have a conversation with you. You've succeeded in making a complete ass (and idiot) of yourself time and time again and I have been stupid enough to waste my time replying to you. I have a real life to live with goals and responsibilities so I'm going to go do that now. Goodbye!
It is interesting how there are these trolls out there that seem to say the SAME things over and over and over again, and at site after site after site. They have ALL the time on their hands, all the time in the world. It would be safe to surmise that a number of them most likely have this as part of their job as grunt workers for the lending industry. But, heck, that's just a silly little theory I have!
^ Sounds pretty unlikely to me. But LOL, Cryn, maybe you're right! Perhaps you're getting too close to the truth, just like Jack Nicholson in "Chinatown."
Haven't YOU also been saying the "same thing" over and over again? Are my views supposed to change with each post - just for the sake of variety?
I find your advocacy of taxpayer robbery abhorrent. I'll bet if those degrees turned out to be worth MORE than the students paid, they would not be demanding the ability to give all of that surplus to the law schools. Or the taxpayers.
I'm guessing that one of those "goals" is transferring money from the Treasury to yourself.
I simply said that many student debtors are NOT hard-working. You are the one who is taking the indefensible (contrary) position (namely, that ALL of them are honest and hard-working).
If anyone here is obligated to produce a "study," it is you - obviously.
I'm an adult student following an enforced career change. I'm training to be a College Literacy teacher and volunteering 3 days a week in the College department I where I eventually hope to work. Not only have they trained me in the style and curriculum they teach, they have helped me with my own College work. But I'm still in debt, oh well.
That is a good observation, Cryn!
Unfortunately for the lenders, they are being painfully ripped-off by their troll-for-hire as their abilities to form competent, convincing arguments is lacking to the point of embarrassment. My friends and I actually read some of these comments and laugh our asses off. If anything, they are making a stronger case in our favor: the necessity for universally accessible education has never been more apparent.
We love you, Cryn. You are much appreciated!
^ You people sit around together reading blogs and laughing at each other? Uh-huh. And *I'm* the one who should be embarrassed.
A competent, convincing argument (noun): "I AM A MAGICAL SPENDING CREATURE! WHEN MONEY PASSES THROUGH **MY** HONEY FINGERTIPS, IT TURNS INTO SOLID GOLD AND SUPERCHARGES THE ECONOMY! MY SPENDING IS BETTER THAN YOURS! SO GIVE ME YOUR MONEY! GIMMIEGIMMIEGIMMIE!!!"
P.S. The thing that I find the most abhorrent about Cryn's so-called "movement" is how it is absolutely identical to the bleating of the plutocrat "capitalist" piggies at Goldman Sachs, Bear Sterns, etc. They loooove to share their losses with the taxpayers, but they always take this rigid, absolutist position that every last penny of profit must go to them and them alone. In other words, they privatize their profits and socialize their losses.
How are you people any different? You took a gamble by investing in an expensive degree. Sure, you thought it was a lead-pipe cinch, but the people who invested in mortgage-backed securities thought the same thing. If the degree pays off, you alone reap a nice comfortable life of luxury. If it doesn't work out, SOMEBODY else sure needs to come along and pay the bill for you - otherwise the economy will supposedly "collapse."
You are exactly the same, piggies. All of you.
You are what's wrong with America.
Yes, indeed, if only there were some centralized authority with information about everyone's earnings such that a reasonable and efficient mechanism for allocating gains and losses could be established.
Pipe dream, really.
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