*I guess anything can be justified.
And there are many ways people can earn money to pay for an education, that won’t include being stuck with student loan debt for the rest of their lives.
And one very slick “businessman” named Rick Marzullo of Las Vegas, Nevada says if high school girls don’t want to accumulate a lot of debt for their parents by taking out student loans, they can come and strip at his club, “Little Darlings.”
What’s in a name?
He has placed a variety of promotional banners around his establishment that read, “Now auditioning the class of 2014,” or “Pay your way through college,” in an attempt to draw in young talent.
Yes, makes you wonder how much sleep he lost coming up with this idea.
“We all know the economy isn’t that great and it’s hard to find jobs sometimes. This is an open door for young women 18 years old and up, to come and make some good money,” said Marzullo, no doubt with a straight face.
“It fits in with Vegas,” he continued. “Vegas is always going to be Vegas.”
There is no argument that the rising cost of college tuition (further compounded by the daily percentage rate of interest) continues to make repayment an impossibility. So Marzullo will probably have no problem at all getting women to work at his club.
The problem may come with how much value a young woman places on herself. How will she feel about what really comes down to selling her body? And will she be OK with vulgar, dirty old men ogling her and attempting to stuff money in her private parts?
Because of the low self-esteem many of these women develop, they turn to drugs to numb themselves, and end up simply feeling nothing. This many times, have led to suicide.
Strip clubs are always on the lookout for new talent, and some entertainers can make upwards of $1,000 per night, Marzullo says.
“Hundreds that are either in college or that have worked their way through college strip or have stripped,” boasts the club owner. “And like I said, without one penny of debt, not having to take out student loans, not having to borrow money from family or friends or taking out loans from banks.”
Little Darlings is a national business with strip clubs in Seattle, San Francisco and San Diego, as well as on the East Coast.
Kayla Garninger, a local Vegas resident, believes that plenty of young women will take Marzullo up on his offer. His signs are visible to hundreds of thousands of Las Vegas tourists and locals each day. But she adds, “It’s not a shock to me that people just kind of go along with the idea,” but she believes that it’s sending young women the wrong message.
“You could completely change the route of a woman’s life, of a woman who’s trying to progress and go to college and make something of herself,” said Garninger. “I don’t agree with it at all,” she says of the tacky promotion.
However, Julian Loiza, another resident of Sin City, believes that some girls don’t have much choice if they want to go to college. “They are consenting adults. I feel if that’s what they want to do, then they have a right to,” Loiza said.
It is these “opportunities” that can really test a person. Not that working as a stripper makes a woman bad or any less valuable than a woman (or man) who works in any other role. It does, however, beg an answer to the question, how far would you go to make a buck?
And I wonder how many young women actually end up going to college, after all. An abundance of cash can alter a young mind tremendously.
Here is an iconic quote to ponder:
“If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything.”
Without promoting judgment, how do you feel about this man’s offer? And what are your thoughts on a woman who would take it up?