This is great. Ohio strippers gather in front of the statehouse in “Dancers for Democracy” t-shirts to protest proposed legislation that would require dancers to stay 6-feet from patrons at all times and some clubs to close at midnight.
Good for them. Fucking smarmy politicians, though … I don’t know why, but I find this whole bit pretty condescending:
Some Ohio lawmakers laughed as they entered the House chamber yesterday, while others sported nervous grins as they walked a gantlet of beautiful young women in pink T-shirts that read “Dancers for Democracy.” Some said it was the closest they had ever been to a strip-club dancer. Others joked about going through the line twice. “Constituent services,” said one member, after shaking hands with a few of the women.
All fun and games that we may be taking away these women’s livelihoods, man. ‘Cause stripping isn’t a real job and dancers aren’t real employees. Sigh …
“If you do not like adult businesses, I support your right to stay home,” said Charity Fickisen, 23, a Columbus State student, dancer at the Doll House in Columbus and leader of Dancers for Democracy. “But no one has a right to trample on our rights or take away our jobs.”