One woman who makes a hundred and twenty thousand dollars a year in media noted that her boyfriend picked up the bill for several outings. Women who pay for their boyfriends, such as a tech-industry worker with a salary of a hundred and forty-five thousand dollars (plus a thirty-thousand-dollar bonus), are equally scolded. (“Glad you’re making it on k in the city but it doesn’t quite add up,” one commenter wrote to a twenty-four-year-old writer.) Entries from people who live in New York receive the most scrutiny, as do those from women working in finance and tech. Meanwhile, the diarists themselves, whether affluent and urban or not, add caveats and justifications for any irrational-seeming purchases, as if to beg the commenters in advance for forgiveness.
Women in stable relationships are treated more harshly, while women from small or rural towns are revered, particularly if they live modestly and get to bed early. The woman who ordered takeout emphasizes that she didn’t waste the leftovers.
At the same time, we are products of the Great Recession, instilled with deep-seated financial panic and also acutely attuned to notions of privilege.Too much screen time has been linked to a variety of problems.Excessive electronics use raises the risk of obesity, interferes with social activities and family time, and takes a toll on a teen's mental health.The alcohol was free, too.”In the world of the Money Diaries, she quickly learned, no amount of honesty goes unpunished. no wonder this young woman seems exhausted and unmotivated.” A commenter identifying herself as the diarist eventually waded into the comments to defend herself, or at least her recreational drug use.In the comments section, Refinery29 readers quickly established themselves as financial, and moral, adjudicators. ” A third found her health regimen insufficient: “Yum, a diet of pizza, pastries, alcohol and buffalo wings (and a lil cocaine) with no time spent exercising . She’d grown up incredibly sheltered, she wrote, and had been compensating in adulthood, hence the cocaine (which, by the way, she’s only tried three times).most lurid corner of the Internet is not a new dating app or a fetish site.