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Dancers for Democracy

Many of my readers have some interesting blogs that I like to visit; today I was looking at DADvocate’s blog where I a href=”http://bornavol.blogspot.com/2007/05/will-feminists-rescue-strippers.html”found this interesting post/a on the new restrictions being proposed to be placed on strip clubs in Ohio. It appears a href=”http://www.daytondailynews.com/n/content/oh/story/news/local/2007/04/17/ddn041807sexclubs.html”that a new bill /a (registration is required) prohibits sexually-oriented businesses from staying open between midnight and 6 a.m. and requires nude or semi-nude performers to be at least six feet away from customers on a stage at least two feet off the floor. These restrictions have brought out activist strippers who call themselves “Dancers for Democracy” a href=”http://www.wtol.com/Global/story.asp?S=6450495″to protest the bill:/abr /br /blockquoteTOLEDO — They call themselves “Dancers for Democracy,” and today they protested near Ohio’s capitol to tell state lawmakers to “butt out” and let them do their thing. A bill being debated by the Ohio Senate would restrict nudity after midnight in exotic dance clubs and require the dancers and patrons to stay at least six feet apart. Those new rules, the dancers say, would put them out of business.br /br /Two dozen dancers appeared Tuesday morning at a Columbus news conference wearing suits, tops and slacks, or pink T-shirts reading “Dancers for Democracy.” A spokeswoman for the dancers said most of them are young women with children who use their wages to pay for college…..br /br /The six-foot rule will cause wages to drop off dramatically and force many of the dancers into minimum wage jobs, said Charity Fickisen, a Columbus dancer and chairwoman of “Dancers for Democracy”….br /br /According to “Dancers for Democracy,” those who violate the rule could be found guilty of a first-degree misdemeanor, which the group points out is the same level of offense for negligent homicide or menacing by stalking./blockquotebr /Dadvocate a href=”http://bornavol.blogspot.com/2007/05/will-feminists-rescue-strippers.html”asks a good question in his post,/a “Where are all the feminists?” Afterall, these women will be forced to take lower pay or make minimum wage. They have a right to make a living the way they see fit without interference from the government. I doubt Nancy Pelosi or Hillary Clinton will taking on their cause anytime soon.