Which line of work is truly the "oldest profession" - Politics or Prostitution?

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  1. XtineTheWriter profile image60
    XtineTheWriterposted 13 years ago

    Which line of work is truly the "oldest profession" - Politics or Prostitution?

    Think about it -- cavemen probably had tribal leaders (politicians). Did they have cavewomen who put out for a price? Or did cavemen just club the women over the head when they wanted a romp in the hay?

  2. Mr. Happy profile image73
    Mr. Happyposted 13 years ago

    I am pretty sure it`s prostitution but I don`t have the resources to prove that. The facts are out there, somewhere ...

  3. Happyontheinside profile image75
    Happyontheinsideposted 13 years ago

    Believe it or not I once had to research for an essay on this subject in College; not the politicians part the prostitution part. I seem to remember lots and lots of resources indicating that prostitution was the oldest...

    If you actually want a serious answer to this; the word 'politician' came about in the late 16th century (so say my sources) but it is noted that prostitutes are believed to have operated as far back as Ancient Rome and Greece...Of course politicians have been around a lot longer than that...but before then they were just known as scum wink

  4. XtineTheWriter profile image60
    XtineTheWriterposted 13 years ago

    Excellent insight. Actually, your last sentence caused me to laugh. Thanks. I needed that.

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    shinujohn2008posted 13 years ago

    Both have connections and none of them can exist without the presence of the other.

  6. someonewhoknows profile image74
    someonewhoknowsposted 13 years ago

    It seems the two are really one and the same ,both of them couldn't get money without giving,or at least promising to give out something they had in exchange for something they needed or wanted.

  7. Ralph Deeds profile image65
    Ralph Deedsposted 13 years ago

    Do you have a better idea for either profession? Your question reveals your nihilism.

  8. Laura Schneider profile image87
    Laura Schneiderposted 11 years ago

    Neither: I think parenthood is really the oldest profession.


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