No Touching Yourself In UtahMay 24, 2011 No Comments
You may be a woman who likes to act provocatively, but if you’re in Utah, remember not to act too sexy.
Why you ask? Well, because it could be illegal. The state of Utah is trying to crack down on solicitation (money in exchange for sex) and authorities feel that banning people from touching themselves in public and forbidding any displays of “lewd” behaviour (including sexiness) will get young prostitutes off the street.
A noble cause you say? Okay, but I think they’re taking the whole thing a little bit too far. It’s like saying dressing too sexy is an invitation to rape — a comment that has caused global protests. Sluts are now walking the streets. Maybe their on their way to Utah?
Moral quibbles aside, many women make a living working as escorts and strippers. The main job qualification is that they’re sexy. Stopping their sexy equals no income for these women who need to support themselves and possibly their families. Contrary to popular belief, “Most girls who touch their breasts are not telling you they’re open for sex.”
But rest assured, it’s all to protect uncover police officers pretending to be sex workers. This is supposed to make it all better because they won’t be asked to touch themselves to prove they are not police officers if it is illegal.
What it really does is make it easier to arrest women in the sex or “suggestive” sex industry. Isn’t this what strips clubs are for, so men and women can get their fantasy fix if in need?
One of their other excuses is to get young underage prostitutes off the streets who are sold by force into the sex industry and learn bad habits — sex and learning how to evade the law.
I don’t want to undermine the seriousness of brutality in the sex trade, but in this case, enough excuses.
Displays of nudity may plant ideas of sex in people’s minds, but we can’t ignore the fact that strip clubs are supposed to be mainly for the purposes of entertainment. Much more will go on, as I’m sure we can imagine, but when touching your own body could be against the law, we have to question the real reasons behind the decision to implement such scare tactics.
Two escort services have gone so far as to file a lawsuit to stop the solicitation law. Obviously it will impact their businesses, but I think there’s an element of principle too. Such a broad law (acting too sexy) can easily be misinterpreted — especially by police officers.
There may be “sex” in “sexy,” but that doesn’t mean it always leads to the deed itself.
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