Nations go to war Do nations go to war over women? Sure, particularly in the older times. Nations don't go to war, men do, powerful men. Male animals fighting for mates, is common in animal kingdom. We can see highschool boys fighting over girls, or even in corporate, and just about anywhere. The difference is a matter of civility. When society is still primitive, powerful men are tribe leaders. When they want a chick from yonder that may not belong to them, they go and grab it, with the support of his underlings. You can see gangsters do it today. Chinese history and culture, is filled with stories of emperors going war with neighbor states to grab the wives or princesses. This is written in a poem for example:
佳人歌 (The Beauty Song).
He said, “Baby, what's wrong with you?
Why don't you use your imagination
Nations go to war over women like you,
it's just a form of appreciation
Come on over here, lay your clothes on the chair
Now let the lace fall across your shoulder
Standing in the half light, you're almost like her
So take it slow like your daddy told you”
Strut pout, put it out, that's what you want from women
Come on baby, what'cha taking me for
Strut pout, cut it out, all taking and no giving
Watch me baby while I walk out the door
girl for hire prostitute. It is not uncommon in animal kingdom, that females offer sex in exchange for food.
(see: Demonic Males: Apes and the Origins of Human Violence)
In particular, this practice is common in human animals, taking many forms, from outright prostitution to concubine to trophy wives. Duo to biology, it is males that give provision to females for sustenance. And in courtship, males providing gifts to females, ultimately for the goal of sexual union. When this is done in a form of business transaction, it is called prostitution.
(See also: A Close Encounter with a Prostitute in Las Vegas.)
I said, “Honey, I don't like this game,
you make me feel like a girl for hire
All this fascination with leather
and lace is just the smoke from another fire”
He said, “Honey, don't stop a speeding train
before it reaches its destination
Lie down here beside me, oh, have some fun too
Don't turn away from your true vocation”
I won't be your baby doll, be your baby doll
The song is written by Charlie Dore (born 1956) and Julian Littman. (not sure if it's the music composition or lyrics or both.)