Texas lawmaker wants strippers to wear licenses
A new bill would require dancers to get a license and 'conspicuously display' it while on the job.
Asking strippers to get licensed is nothing new. Several cities in America already have that requirement. But Zedler is getting attention for his suggestion that the dancers "conspicuously display" the license -- with their real names on it -- while working.
Zedler, a conservative Republican, thinks it might deter women from choosing the profession. "They won't want to get a license as a stripper from the state of Texas," he said, according to the Star-Telegram. "I think it would keep a lot of girls from getting involved in that lifestyle and basically wrecking their lives."
In order to get the license, strippers would need to be at least 18 years old and take a class about human trafficking awareness and reporting. The license will not be given to anyone previously convicted for human trafficking, prostitution, public lewdness or possession of child pornography.
The bill raises some questions. Is it safe for a dancer to display her real name on the license? Zedler admitted that this could be an issue, and said he would be in favor of a "magnetic cover" on the license that would hide the name, according to the Houston Chronicle.
Riiiight. So where exactly would a dancer display a license and magnetic cover? Zedler has an answer for that one as well, saying that the dancer could wear a license around the neck, or on shoes, or attached to a head band.
"This will force everyone to clean up their act," he told the Star-Telegram. "Overall, it will be a benefit to everyone concerned."
It doesn't sound like Zedler's bill will get very far. State lawmakers have some bigger issues to tackle, like the economy, education and healthcare, one political science professor told the Star-Telegram.
"It may be overshadowed by other big conservative issues like school vouchers, education funding, Medicaid," Allan Saxe added. "However, it has been announced by some Republican leaders that this session will be very conservative, so this may be one 'side' issue that they may be willing to bring up and consider."
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Good god leave the strippers alone. They need to make a living and as long as they don't sell their bodies it gives an outlet for men.
People like this are the reason why the Republican Party is truly broken. They seem to think that their version of morality should be the same everywhere. Most of the Christian ideal is wasted on those who simply proselytize and don’t know the first thing about how to help people. They sit there like big fat spewing a**holes without any idea that they don’t in fact love anybody or anything. No, I would like to say that they DON’T love…anyone…anything if all they can do is spout about Jesus and not have lived the life. In the movie, “The Big Kahuna”, the young kid is full of sh*t and he wrecks the salesmen’s chances of landing a prosperous business deal because of his blatant inexperience with life. He in fact robbed the salesmen AND their families by the way of a destroyed business deal. He was young and stupid and spouting about Jesus, which is enough to piss off a saint. It is somewhat understandable because he is young. Imagine what it’s like to be 55 to 60 and an elected representative and be clueless. All the best helpers of Jesus never mentioned his name. It wasn’t needed.
Another thing, who is he to decide that the profession is in mortal danger, when he doesn’t know anything about it. Let him go there; let him enter the world he wishes to condemn. Let him meet the people affected by this uninformed proposal. Let him begin to understand from their perspectives. The only problem is, will he be able to leave this new world before it collapses in upon him because of his own law. No, I don’t think he loves anything. Wow, I wonder if his kids realize it or not.
"I think it would keep a lot of girls from getting involved in that lifestyle and basically wrecking their lives."
I've known a few strippers in my day, and I wouldn't say any of them are wrecking their lives. They're providing a service that there is a demand for, and bringing in more money than if they worked at Wendy's.
Just because you find it offensive, doesn't mean that there's anything wrong with it. I am offended by self righteous morons that try to regulate my life.
y so they can accidentally hang themselves.....
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pay no attention to the fiscal cliff behind the curtain. focus only on stripper licences, and honey booboo.
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