History Main / BandofBrothels

16th Nov '16 8:05:19 PM karstovich2
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** Even the Catholic Church (of all institutions!) had some specially-sanctioned prostitutes, on the basis that they acknowledged that men have certain [[ImAManICantHelpIt "needs"]] and would commit rape if they couldn't get those "needs" fulfilled. (Rape was seen as being about sex, not power and control.)

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** Even the Catholic Church (of all institutions!) had some specially-sanctioned prostitutes, on the basis that they acknowledged that men have certain [[ImAManICantHelpIt "needs"]] and would commit rape if they couldn't get those "needs" fulfilled. (Rape was seen as being about sex, not power and control.) They also assumed that even if the Church did not control prostitution, prostitution would happen anyway, and better that they control it than anybody else.
21st Aug '16 6:02:25 PM intastiel
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* ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons'' has several, including the [[http://killsixbilliondemons.com/comic/ksbd-1-14/ Golden Pearl Pleasure Guild]] and the enterprises of the possessed demigod [[http://killsixbilliondemons.com/comic/ksbd-2-35/ Praman Nand]] in Hell 71. Unfortunately, since the realm of Throne is a lawless CrapsackWorld, these Guilds overlap heavily with the slave and drug trades, to say nothing of [[WeirdTradeUnion even stranger enterprises]].
7th Jun '16 11:33:33 PM Adeon
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*** Plus customers appreciated being able to get their socks darned while they ''[[UnusualEuphemism got their socks darned]]''.
21st Apr '16 10:20:18 AM KingClark
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This is an organization that supervises, um, you know. Working girls. Ladies of the night. Women of negotiable affection. Those in {{the oldest profession}}. Those who turn tricks for goods and/or money. They who walk certain streets. Soiled Doves. Women who follow camps. Girls who are on call. Courtesans. In groups: [[HurricaneofEuphemisms Tray of Tarts, a Blazon of Strumpets, an Anthology of Pros]]. In other words: ''[[BrutalHonesty Prostitutes.]]''

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This is an organization that supervises, um, you know. Working girls. Ladies of the night. Women of negotiable affection. Those in {{the oldest profession}}. Those who turn tricks for goods and/or money. They who walk certain streets. Soiled Doves. Women who follow camps. Girls who are on call. Courtesans. In groups: [[HurricaneofEuphemisms [[HurricaneOfEuphemisms Tray of Tarts, a Blazon of Strumpets, an Anthology of Pros]]. In other words: ''[[BrutalHonesty Prostitutes.]]''
17th Apr '16 4:04:27 PM DiagorasCinna
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* The Temple of Venus in ''Literature/OneNationUnderJupiter''.
14th Apr '16 11:11:16 AM fearlessnikki
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* Not a technical organization but Lady Eboshi's headquarters in ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'', Irontown is staffed largely by ex-prostitutes.



* Not a technical organization, but [[Anime/PrincessMononoke Lady Eboshi's]] headquarters in Irontown is staffed largely by ex-prostitutes.


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* ''Film/PrettyBaby'' revolves around the day-to-day happenings of a Louisiana brothel in the 1910s. The protagonist is the twelve-year-old daughter of one of the whores and she helps work around the brothel. A plot point is her virginity being sold - which is unfortunately TruthInTelevision for the time.
* In ''Film/SuckerPunch'' the girls are actually in a BedlamHouse, but the protagonist imagines that they're all whores in a brothel. The trope is subverted when the girls jump at the chance to escape.
8th Jan '16 4:52:04 PM nombretomado
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* SpiderRobinson's ''Callahan's Lady'' series is about a bar/brothel run by Lady Sally, wife of [[Literature/CallahansCrosstimeSaloon Mike Callahan]]. The working girls have generous benefits, are well taken care of, and the sex is consensual and mutually supportive.

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* SpiderRobinson's Creator/SpiderRobinson's ''Callahan's Lady'' series is about a bar/brothel run by Lady Sally, wife of [[Literature/CallahansCrosstimeSaloon Mike Callahan]]. The working girls have generous benefits, are well taken care of, and the sex is consensual and mutually supportive.
30th Nov '15 7:26:49 PM eroock
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->[[AC:Often Licked, Never Beaten]]

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->[[AC:Often ->[[AC:"Often Licked, Never Beaten]]Beaten."]]
6th Oct '15 3:38:51 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''[[DeuceBigalow Deuce Bigalow II]]'' has the European Association of Gigolos.

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* ''[[DeuceBigalow ''[[Film/DeuceBigalow Deuce Bigalow II]]'' has the European Association of Gigolos.



* Not a technical organization, but [[PrincessMononoke Lady Eboshi's]] headquarters in Irontown is staffed largely by ex-prostitutes.
* The Taiwanese art-house movie ''FlowersOfShanghai'' is about the lives of Chinese "Flowers" (i.e. high-class prostitutes) in 19th-century Shanghai. The whole movie takes place within the confines of the houses of pleasure, without a single outdoors shot.

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* Not a technical organization, but [[PrincessMononoke [[Anime/PrincessMononoke Lady Eboshi's]] headquarters in Irontown is staffed largely by ex-prostitutes.
* The Taiwanese art-house movie ''FlowersOfShanghai'' ''Film/FlowersOfShanghai'' is about the lives of Chinese "Flowers" (i.e. high-class prostitutes) in 19th-century Shanghai. The whole movie takes place within the confines of the houses of pleasure, without a single outdoors shot.



* The Cult of Ashera mentioned in Neal Stephenson's ''SnowCrash'', which used cult prostitutes to spread their metavirus.

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* The Cult of Ashera mentioned in Neal Stephenson's ''SnowCrash'', ''Literature/SnowCrash'', which used cult prostitutes to spread their metavirus.



* In ''[[SeventhSea 7th Sea]]'', "Jenny's Girls" are an important political group.
* Some TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} novels imply that institutionalized prostitution is relatively common.

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* In ''[[SeventhSea 7th Sea]]'', ''TabletopGame/SeventhSea'', "Jenny's Girls" are an important political group.
* Some TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' novels imply that institutionalized prostitution is relatively common.



* Rose Haibara, the protagonist of ''RoseGunsDays'', is the madam of club Primavera, a high-class establishment for [[InsistentTerminology ladies of the night]], which has other establishments related to it and over the course of the story becomes a mafia group, as well as a semi-political nationalistic organisation which pretty much rules City 23 (a district of [[AlternateHistory this story's]] Tokyo).

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* Rose Haibara, the protagonist of ''RoseGunsDays'', ''VisualNovel/RoseGunsDays'', is the madam of club Primavera, a high-class establishment for [[InsistentTerminology ladies of the night]], which has other establishments related to it and over the course of the story becomes a mafia group, as well as a semi-political nationalistic organisation which pretty much rules City 23 (a district of [[AlternateHistory this story's]] Tokyo).



* In ''{{Drowtales}}'', the [[UnusualEuphemism Guild of Flowers]].

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* In ''{{Drowtales}}'', ''WebComic/{{Drowtales}}'', the [[UnusualEuphemism Guild of Flowers]].
16th May '15 4:15:10 AM SeptimusHeap
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* The creation of an association of this kind is the main plot in MarioVargasLlosa's novel ''Pantaleon y las Visitadoras'' (known in English as ''Literature/CaptainPantojaAndTheSpecialService'').

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* The creation of an association of this kind is the main plot in MarioVargasLlosa's Creator/MarioVargasLlosa's novel ''Pantaleon y las Visitadoras'' (known in English as ''Literature/CaptainPantojaAndTheSpecialService'').
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