High class prostitutes in Madrid are taking a political stand against the banking fraternity by withdrawing sexual favour until they agree to provide credit for economically challenged families and businesses. Lee Moran for the Mail online writes “bankers became so desperate they called in the government for mediation.” (from breaking news on ‘Russia Today’) The strike was initiated by the prostitutes’ trade association with one sex worker claiming ‘We have been on strike for three days now and we don’t think they can withstand much more,’ Bankers were also said to be posing as architects or engineers to circumvent the boycott.
Political power and the prostitute have been unlikely bedfellows throughout history with sexual blackmail a powerful tool …perhaps even a patriarchal achilles heel. In eighteenth century France, Madame du Pompadour, the long standing mistress of King Louis XV was directly involved in the nation’s policy and was even blamed for taking the country into the Seven Years War.
I wish them every success and raise the flag of protest with the words of one comment on the article “No money, no honey!”