Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Mayoress Demands Demires for Dutch Doughboys

Almere (Netherlands) mayoress and member of the ruling VVD libs Annemarie Jorritsma has called for prostitutes to go on foreign missions with the Dutch troops. Ms. Jorritsma said, "The army must consider ways its soldiers can let off steam." She elaborated that it would keep the military from turning to local women. Her suggestion is getting mixed reviews from her fellow citizens. Spokesman for the military trade union, Wim van den Burg told Volkskrant (a Dutch newspaper), "I don't think that my wife would find it a good idea." Even VER (sex industry) spokesman Andre van Dorst expressed doubts and said, I can see something in this, though it's a very strange idea."

Cf. http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061023/od_uk_nm/oukoe_uk_dutch_prostitutes.


piperfromtn said...

The mayoress gives the term 'going Dutch' a whole new twist, so to speak.
Not all the Dutch are like the goings on in Amsterdam.  On the contrary, I've learned that many Dutch are fine folk who don't think prostitution is a good thing.  
BTW, We read the Volkskrant headlines daily!

jakeho said...

Jon, I know you are right. Your wife, her mom, and her dad are classic examples of the fine Dutch folk. By the way, is Volkskrant in English? I found its site but not an English version.