Memphis City Council member Shea Flinn wants the the city to study the idea of creating an ‘adult entertainment district’ for strip clubs and other sex-oriented businesses. He wants a committee to look into a possible location as well as answer the question whether “this is the right thing to do.”
Is it the right thing to do? Why or why not?
An adult entertainment district is a social control mechanism, if not an outrage! Having such a district suggest that society is cognizant of the stigma and unwholesome nature of such activity. Furthermore, it demonstrates the inability of the authorities to properly monitor and control that type activity in general. This is an obvious sign that social standards have been so weakened that our moral standards are centered on a compromise. This compromise says, “Let the sinners, perverts and criminals have their own area but contain it.” Enough with moral backpedaling!