More often than not, because there were more guys than girls, they were more frustrated.""I didn't think of dating at HBS as desperate women looking at their last chance to get their "M-R-S" degree," she added.
"Not at all."Still, through shades of Princeton Mom, the piece spotlighted Neda Navab, a 2013 HBS graduate who chose a group date at an Ethiopian restaurant over prepping for an important class the next day, a dicey decision she explained was rooted in a fear that HBS could be her "last chance among cream-of-the-crop-type people." But this palpable sense of pressure wasn't reserved for women at HBS."A lot of guys, myself included, felt the stress of finding someone," Neil*, 29, a 2012 HBS graduate, said.
The reality—as evidenced by police reports, court documents, online records, and statements from those involved—is far less lurid and depraved.A website where deviant men promoted and reviewed these enslaved women."Because they had money," said King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg at a televised press conference, these men "gained access to sexually abuse these vulnerable young women, then put their energies toward a campaign to encourage many more men to do the same." "The systematic importation of vulnerable young women for sexual abuse, exploitation, and criminal profiteering has been going on for years and it came to a stop this week," Satterberg added.News of the bust played perfectly into the growing narrative from both activists and officials that sex trafficking—the use of force, fraud, or coercion to trap people in prostitution—is rampant in America, a pernicious form of what Barack Obama described in 2012 as "modern slavery." According to political lore, both girls-next-door and women smuggled across U. borders are at risk, their exploitation aided by online tools and the indifference of lusty patrons.On January 7, Washington officials unveiled a perfect storm of such horrors: Women lured from South Korea under false pretenses and "held against their will" at local brothels.