But where would they put it?
A Texas lawmaker has proposed a bill that would force strippers in the state to obtain a license before displaying their wares, reports
the Forth Worth Star-Telegram
. State Rep. Bill Zedler, R-Arlington, thinks erotic dancers and others in "sexually oriented businesses" should be required to take a course in the evils of sex trafficking before being allowed to ply their trade. The license would be proof that they'd done so.
Zedler admits the idea is intended to discourage nude dancing and related occupations.
"I think it would keep a lot of girls from getting involved in that lifestyle and basically wrecking their lives," he said. "This will force everyone to clean up their act."
While Zedler first proposed the idea of licensing strippers back in 2007, the FWST
notes, it failed to culminate in any actual legislation. Likewise, this time around Texas might consider the issue too trivial when compared to other, more pressing matters.
"It may be overshadowed by other big conservative issues like school vouchers, education funding, Medicaid," said Allan Saxe, a professor of political science at the University of Texas at Arlington.
Getting back to the question of where exactly the strippers would place the license while doing their thing, Zedler suggests, "the neck...or on their shoes ...or attached to a head band."
Via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram