Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Hunger drives US teens to swap sex for food

Zeus and Ganymede - Adolphe Thabard

Hunger is driving desperate US teenagers as young as 13 to search for ways to feed themselves and their families, with many resorting to crime or providing sexual favors in exchange for food and basic supplies, according to a study published Monday. Researchers from the Urban Institute, a Washington-based economic and social policy research group, paired up with Feeding America – a US network of food banks – in an attempt to find out “how food insecurity affects teenagers.”

Many described “selling their body” or “sex for money” as a way to get something to eat.

“Often this takes the form of ‘transactional dating,’ meaning a teen regularly sees and has sex with someone, often a significantly older man, in exchange for meals, material goods, or cash,” researchers found.  Sept. 12 https://www.rt.com/news/359097-teens-sex-food-research/

Saturn-Neptune formed their third and last exact square on September 10 just two days before the above news. A chart for the event has a Venus-Pluto square on the horizon axis anchored through a quincunx to Neptune.

Under Saturn-Neptune hard aspects, sometimes our weaknesses become more apparent, and we may lack the certainty that comes from confidence. It is possible that others take advantage of our condition. In other words the likelihood of being deceived or used (Neptune) when we are having a hard time (Saturn) is high.

Meanwhile, the Venus-Pluto square tells us exactly how one is likely to be used. This is a combination linked to selling sexual favours for money.

And finally we notice that Neptune is placed amidst the stars of sidereal Aquarius.  Diana Rosenberg links this area to “sexual pedophilia” pointing out that in Greek mythology, Aquarius was Ganymede, a naked youth kidnapped by Zeus.

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