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?
That our city officials are considering the remote possibility of developing a special district for adult entertainment anywhere in our community is deeply troubling. There are no redeeming virtues for such businesses in any part of any town. Nothing good can possibly come from capitulation to the corruption associated with the adult entertainment industry. It is a social and economic blight to any community. The fostering of exploitation of women and participation in the sex-slave trafficking that is directly connected with this industry is repulsive to any moral person living in our community. My suggestion is that our city officials use their positions responsibly in trying to find ways to remove any and all adult entertainment businesses by any legal means possible. This would be a much wiser use of tax dollars related to such a study – not to mention the moral and ethical thing to do.