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Spanish Sex Workers Strike Against Bankers

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Prostitutes in Spain are on strike against bankers, according to the Daily Mail.

The prostitutes are demanding that bankers open up more credit to firms and families, and vowing to withhold services until they do.

I have no idea how true this story really is. It's a British tabloid.

It's too good to check.

Although, come to think of it, checking could be fun.

"Hola, senorita. I have muchos euros from my job in investment banking. May I procure your services?"

Whatever the answer, you know the story would be a good one.

"We have been on strike for three days now and we don't think they can withstand much more," the Daily Mail quoted a sex worker as saying.

"We are the only ones with a real ability to pressure the sector," Madrid's largest luxury-prostitute trade association, which is reportedly initiating the strike, said to the Mail.

The Spanish capital's largest luxury-prostitution trade association? The mind of this descendant of American puritans boggles at the thought. How many luxury-prostitution trade associations are there? Do the non-luxury prostitutes get trade associations?

Anyway, I'm not sure the prostitutes have the financials figured out right.

From the Mail:

Madrid's top-end prostitutes say their indefinite strike will continue until bank employees "fulfil their responsibility to society" and start offering bigger loans for struggling Spaniards, it has been claimed.

Sneaky bankers were trying to circumvent the protest by claiming to be architects or engineers, the sex-workers said.

But this was "not fooling anyone" because, as one escort revealed: "It has been many years since these professionals could afford rates that start from €300 per hour."

So, apparently, anyone who can afford the top-end prostitutes must be a banker. Which means this is a strike in which the luxury sex workers will receive no income for its duration. I'm pretty sure the bankers can maintain their credit-tightening stance longer than the sex workers can prevent income-necessary defections from their solidarity movement.

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