O brothel, where art thou?

June 3, 2011

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.

We are told the prostitutes and their pimps want to abolish anti-prostitution laws, which they say threaten their livelihood.

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!”

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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”

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Oh, a makeup blog to go along with the fashion blogs!Darn, no white face makeup on the morning I have time to apply a little extra. No lampshade to wear either, so I guess it will be just a touch of makeup and off to work. Er, not the same vocation as those lovely ladies.

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

I do like the top photo: it appears there is another woman popping out of the top of the blue hat!

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

Are you sure they are all women? I have serious doubts about the one on the far left…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

If one of them had an angry scowling face, and wore leather, then they would just like the first Mrs Nosmo.
Hmm … what was it these folks did for a living again?

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

Somehow I felt sick reading this news :(

@Shra: All are women, sadly.

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

Happy National Donut Day everyone.

Posted by inebgreen | Report as abusive

@fwd, nah you see that’s why Mr. Bill has the expression he does. He found out she was in fact, a dude.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

And to you Ineb… I had a chocolate doughnut today!! Yahooo!!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

@Onedoor, perhaps with the blue hatted one, you get a two-for-one special!

Oh doughnuts, how I miss thee! :-/ The doughnuts in der Vaterland are really not so good. And I have yet to find one with sprinkles! :-|

Posted by Jibberish | Report as abusive

Well, at least they’re all women.

I have yet to have a donut today; I’m thinking of one as a late afternoon snack.

Posted by skeres | Report as abusive

Is it a coincidence that the top ad on this page is for Viagra?

Posted by lemonttaylor | Report as abusive

Who’s their pimp, the Joker?

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

Nice one, Jazz….

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Auditions for V for Vendetta 2: The Brothel Returns…

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive