Thursday, March 18, 2010

Quel bordel!

Houses of ill repute are not in such ill repute in France: 70% of men want them back, and 49% of women. And then there's this political angle:

Au niveau politique, ce sont les Verts qui sont les plus favorables à la réouverture de ces maisons avec 69%.

Good for the environment, I guess.

3 comments:

TexExile said...

I guess the greens are worried about the carbon footprints generated by kerb-crawlers, not to mention people travelling long distances to less prude jurisdictions. It's a bit like produce -- the GHG emissions are far lower if it is provided closer to where the consumers live and work.

Arthur Goldhammer said...

Unfortunately, the ruling by the Conseil Constitutionnel that la taxe condom has unfairly placed French maisons closes at a competitive disadvantage will likely compound the biohazard waste disposal problem by increasing use of the device in question, and the energy expended in waste disposal may offset the advantages of local production.

TexExile said...

A close colleague just pointed out to me that this explains why Les Verts got into bed with the Parti Socialiste -- the PS is paying.

Of course, if we take the report entirely at face value, then the surprising thing is the conservatism, not the liberalism, of the views expressed: 'L'enquête CSA-Le Parisien-Aujourd'hui en France a été menée auprès d'un échantillon de 852 personnes âgées de 18 ans...'

Ask a bunch of hormonal 18-year-old guys about this in ANY country and the results will be predictable. Of course, it is just possible that they meant 18 years and older...