O brothel, where art thou?
This is kind of a delicate subject, but we’re all adults here, so we’re cool.
The caption on these photos says these are prostitutes protesting against a police crackdown on brothels.
Let’s just put a pin in that aspect of it, the tragedy that pimps might have problems with their livelihood. Let’s move on to my main point here, which is that it looks to me like these women have bigger problems than that with earning a living.
The thing is, I’ve never been to a brothel. Go ahead and laugh if you want. But if I ever DID go to one and THIS was the scene that greeted me, I think I’d forget all thoughts of what brought me there in the first place.
I mean, how desperate does a guy have to be to say, “Oh, I’ll take the one in the whiteface with the grotesque lips. Yeah, that one that looks just like Mr. Bill!”
Prostitutes, wearing traditional costumes, attend a protest against the police crackdown on brothels in Chuncheon, northeast of Seoul, May 31, 2011. Hundreds of prostitutes and their pimps demonstrated on Tuesday to call for the abolition of anti-prostitution laws, which they say threaten their livelihood. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won
Lower right: “Mr. Bill”