Yes, We Are Broke College Girls, No, We Don't Need Creepy Old Sugar Daddies

Yes, We Are Broke College Girls, No, We Don't Need Creepy Old Sugar Daddies

Being a girl is hard enough, but factor in being a poor college student and it just gets infinitely worse.

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Being broke is never easy but being a broke girl is almost impossible. Take a look at some of the five most annoying things broke girls have to deal with.

1. Chipped nail polish

Isn't getting your nails done awesome? Pedicures feel amazing (minus the awkward tickling part) and depending on the salon you go to, you can get some pretty cool designs done. What isn't amazing, however, is doing your nails at home and then having the polish chip off two days later. Broke girls don't have the money to shell out $60+ dollars for expensive nail treatments like acrylic or UV gel, so we end up settling for botched, homestyle manicures.

2. ATMs

ATMs are one of the most convenient and useful technologies we have today. The only thing that really sucks about them is that you can only withdraw increments of $20. Picture this: a broke girl, getting dressed up and excited to go out. The place she goes to has an entrance fee of $10 and just her luck, they're not taking cards. She thinks she can swing by to the ATM to get cash, only to realize she only has $15 in her account, with no way to withdraw it.

Such a pain, right?

3. Overzealous, wannabe sugar daddies

Ask any girl if they've ever been approached by an older man and they'll probably say they have — multiple times, at that. Like sharks smelling blood, old perverts just have a way of sniffing out desperate girls. Broke girls are constantly approached by older guys on dating sites who claim they can "help" them with the economic stresses of college life, just for a little "time and attention."

Ugh, yuck.

4. Watered-down shampoo/conditioner

This really only affects broke girls with natural hair, but it's still a giant pain in the ass. Shampoo and conditioner are fairly cheap, except if you have to buy high-quality brands like Camille Rose (which averages around $17 per bottle) and Shea Moisture for your Afro-textured hair. When you're getting to the bottom of the bottles, but don't quite have $30 to shell out to replace them, you do what any rational, broke girl would do: fill them up with water and pray some of the product is still concentrated.

5. Drugstore makeup

We all wish that we could drench ourselves in Anastasia Beverly Hills or Nars, but the reality for most broke girls is ending up with Neutrogena. When you only have $30 to spend and you need foundation, concealer, and setting spray, a trip to Sephora just isn't possible. So, alas, to CVS we go.

I guess full coverage just isn't meant for us.

Girls just want to have fun, and being broke seriously puts a damper on that. Even though we can't buy or do certain things, there is a bright side to not having a lot of money: our budgeting skills are fantastic.

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Christian Women And Modern Feminism Cannot Coexist

Women who hold the truths of the Bible cannot also hold the ideas of modern feminism.

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Feminism, as it is defined, is the "advocacy of women's rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes," according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary. This is NOT where the problem lies.

Eve was made from the rib of Adam, not from the foot to be below him, or the head to be above him, but the rib to stand beside him. The problem does not stand with the ideology that women and men are equal as humans, as this is a Biblical truth.

The problem lies within what feminism has become.

For Christian women, our calling is outlined directly in Titus 2. It states, "(women) are to love their husbands and children, be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands."

This seems to fly directly in the face of modern feminism, doesn't it? Working at home?! How dare you say that! Notably, this verse never says women cannot have a career outside of the home; it simply says that the home is a priority when a woman has a husband and children.

Submissive to their husbands?! That sounds like slavery!

The church is to submit to Christ's word and will, and the husband is to be the spiritual leader of his home. Similarly, the wife is ideally like the church in which she allows her husband to lead the family. It never says that a woman is a servant and can be abused by her husband.

Modern feminism teaches that women are not just similar to men, but that they should be better.

They constantly focus on what they can do that men can't, and what they can do better than men. Why is this a problem for Christian women? Men and women are meant to complement each other in their personalities and physicalities, they are not meant to try and outdo each other.

God made both man and woman to bind together and live life together, as humans are made for companionship. Modern feminism also teaches that you have every right to abort a child within you, even if it's a result of your own irresponsibilities.

Jeremiah 1:5 states, "Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. Before you were born, I set you apart..." As a Christian woman, how could you support an ideology that completely disregards the sanctity of human life?

Modern feminism attacks the core of Christian womanhood and effectively destroys the special qualities of women created by God.

We are made differently than men and that is OK. If you are a Christian woman, and you hold the truths of the Bible as law in your heart, there is absolutely no logical way that modern feminist ideologies can coexist.

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'Surviving R. Kelly' Shows How Poorly Society Still Handles Sexual Abuse

Watching the documentary, it was clear that the reason why it was so swept under the rug and why R. Kelly was found not guilty was because these girls were minorities.

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The other night, when I should have been studying for my MCAT's, I was flipping through TV channels in my living room and I stumbled across, "Surviving R. Kelly" on Lifetime. I usually hate Lifetime documentaries but something about this one was so intriguing to me that I couldn't change the channel.

I assume it was because growing up, everyone in the black community had polarized opinions about him. People either loved him or hated him. And hated him for a good reason. Since I was younger, I've heard rumors about R. Kelly's behavior... the sexual assault, the child pornography, and the luring of teenage girls. But this documentary was more than just reiterating what we all already heard... this documentary tried to get to the root of it and pull substantial evidence from recordings, eyewitnesses, and first-hand accounts.

But something that haunted me when I was finished watching the six episodes of the special was that stories like these aren't unique. The sexual assault of young women happens literally EVERY DAY, by family members, friends, and even total strangers. But what interested me, was the sociological impact it had on our community. The fact that the issue like this is so swept under the rug is truly devastating.

What also struck me was that during R. Kelly's trial for child pornography, many fans (whom being black women) stood outside the courthouse and supported him throughout his trial. I mean... like dang, this guy is literally ON TRIAL for CHILD PORNOGRAPHY. A victim in situations like this could be anybody: You, your daughter, your best friend, your niece, etc. and they decided to SUPPORT this perverted creature? It's sickening. It's something that really makes me upset because I feel like sexual abuse just isn't talked about in the black community as much. It's something that's borderline "normal" or if it happens no one will believe you. It's terrible because people should stand by victims and believe them.

Watching the documentary, it was clear that the reason why it was so swept under the rug and why R. Kelly was found not guilty was because these girls were minorities. The jury said that they didn't believe the girls who got up on the stand to testify against R. Kelly about the video, and although it wasn't explicit, it's clear that it's because they were young ethnic females. Do I believe that the process would have been speedier and that he would have been found guilty if his victims were white, young women? Of course. It's just sickening that these minority youths didn't get a chance to see their predator locked up.

I will admit, the reason why he was also found not guilty could have been due to the fact that he was rich, famous, a genius with music, charismatic, etc. But this poses an even bigger issue: Why are the stories of these young girls debased because of a famous person?

Don't their lives, sanities, and physical wellbeings matter more than a #1 hit on Billboard's Top 100?

It truly baffles me how people STILL support this man, even though there's so much evidence implicating him as a child predator. We should be holding this man and ALL THE ABUSERS OUT THERE ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS AGAINST THESE VICTIMS. This needs to STOP. We need to stop giving people like this the time of day and enabling them to continue this god-awful behavior.

That's why the #MeToo movement is SO IMPORTANT! We need the narratives of these victims in order to end the disgusting cycle of sexual abuse in our society. Situations like these need to be brought to light and taken seriously.

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