tagged w/ Exotic Dancers
I get the feeling this guy has problems getting a date or something. He wants to not only shame women for filling a niche market created mostly by men, but he wants them good and at risk of stalkers/attackers too.
From the link:
"Texas state Rep. Bill Zedler (R) has earned a reputation as a fringe extremist even in the conservative state legislature. But Zedler has outdone himself with his latest bill, which would regulate “sexually oriented” businesses, in part by requiring strippers to obtain and wear a license to work.
Licensing requirements for strip clubs and performers exist in many cities and in the state of Alabama. Usually, these laws require a background check and registration with the Labor Department. However, Zedler’s bill goes further, mandating that exotic dancers would need to “conspicuously display” the license while working. They could only obtain the license after completing a training program on human trafficking:
'To get that license, they would have to meet a variety of requirements, including being at least 18 and completing a course about human trafficking. No one convicted of crimes such as prostitution, obscenity, public lewdness or sexual assault would be eligible for a license. [...] Many details about the license would be left to the Texas Department of State Health Services.
But the bill states that anyone who receives a license would have to wear it while doing their job — including dancers.
“They could wear it around the neck … or on their shoes … or attached to a head band,” Zedler suggested.'
Furthermore, the license would display the woman’s real name, exposing her to harassment, stalking, and stigma in her daily life. Zedler admitted that making a stripper wear her real name could be dangerous and suggested that they may be allowed to cover that part of the license.
Zedler’s bill is similar to a city ordinance already enacted in Houston. Exotic dancers in Houston have to display a license while stripping, a rule upheld by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, one of the nation’s most conservative appeals courts. Since the license requirements went into effect in 2004, strippers are bearing the brunt of the city’s budget troubles. Licenses in Houston now cost $250, up from $60. On top of the city fees, clubs themselves often charge their employees an additional fee of up to $80 a time slot. Police have also used the ordinance as an excuse to raid the clubs and arrest strippers — mostly leaving their employers alone.
Zedler contends that his bill is meant to guard against human trafficking, a legitimate problem in the industry, and deter minors from getting involved in “drugs, prostitution and that kind of thing.” However, his license requirements place the burden squarely on the women on the stage, not on the companies and clubs reaping far bigger profits than their employees. Several topless dancers recently sued Dallas strip clubs in federal court for denying their workers any wages at all. Many other clubs classify their employees as “independent contractors” in order to avoid minimum wage laws and labor standards. If Zedler really does want to “clean up the profession,” as he claims, he should tighten scrutiny on the clubs themselves, rather than further penalize the women in the profession."
Frankly, I have had it up to my tassels with the misogynist twits in legislatures.I get the feeling this guy has problems getting a date or something. He wants to not... more
The age-old advertising adage 'sex sells' is true - even in this recession. In tough times people have always turned to alcohol, but sex, it seems, is another vice untouched by the bad economy. According to people in the adult industry, sex will always sell, and this economic slow-down hasn’t had much of an effect on the industry. From strippers to prostitutes, women and men in the adult industry say the demand for their product (and services) is as strong as ever.The age-old advertising adage 'sex sells' is true - even in this recession.... more
Always two sides to a person and a story!
times are hard everywhere!
People accused of violating city ordinances that regulate strippers are not entitled to have their guilt or innocence decided by a jury, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Thursday. The judges said the right to trial by jury is not available to everyone.
Thursday's ruling is a victory for Scottsdale attorneys who want the case heard only by a magistrate. The case involves 13 dancers who were charged with violating three city regulations.
One, prohibits patrons from placing money on the body or costume of dancers. A second, requires that dancers remain at least 3 feet from patrons, with a railing in between. And a third, requires performers to be licensed by the city.People accused of violating city ordinances that regulate strippers are not entitled... more
Using this guide to strip club etiquette will help ensure that your next visit to the local cabaret goes well and that you leave without insult or injury. A bad visit to the strip club can include being doused in your $9 drink, a sore bottom (which the bouncer tossed you out on), and hurt feelings all around; a good visit means you had fun, met some new people, and look forward to going back.
Full story: http://www.helium.com/tm/761304/people-strip-clubs-places
Using this guide to strip club etiquette will help ensure that your next visit to the... more
For falling on her head from the stripper pole. How did the bar even try to deny that - that's clearly a work related injury! But apparently they didn't have workers comp insurance, which is why they were trying to get out of it - now they have to pay her claim, a fine for not having the coverage, and a percentage more to her for the delay in paying her in the first place. HA!For falling on her head from the stripper pole. How did the bar even try to deny that... more