After more than 50 years of employment as prostitutes in Amsterdam’s famous Red Light District, 70-year old twins Louise and Martine Fokkens are retiring. The subjects of a 2011 documentary entitled, “Meet the Fokkens”, Louise and Martine have allegedly had sex with a combined 355,000 men during their incredible careers as the oldest prostitutes in Amsterdam.
But these sisters weren’t just any typical ladies of the night, they were pioneers in an industry that didn’t look too kindly on self-employment.
They recall fondly the “golden years” of the oldest business in the world, before the Netherlands legalized prostitution and the sex trade was taken over by “eastern European mafia.”
“It is very different now. We used to sit in the windows with clothes on. Today they are totally naked,” said Louise. “There are few Dutch women and no sense of community these days.”
“The legalization of brothels in 2000 has not improved prostitutes’ lives,” Martine added. “There is no point working just for tax. That is why the girls are working from the internet and from home – you are less likely to be spotted by the taxman. It is better for the pimps and the foreigners, but not for the Dutch girls.” (Inquisitr)
There’s nothing worse than prostitutes with no sense of community. Well, except maybe paying two 70-year old women for sex.