To insinuate that women who strip, or men who patronize strip clubs are related to rapes in any way is ridiculous! What's next, a surcharge at Burger Bucket to pay for big b*tches to get a lap band? If my patty melt meal has nothing to do with your weight, then a man's desire for a table dance has nothing to do with a woman being raped.
If you want to come up with a great idea, how about you create a $250 surcharge for every man arrested for patronizing a prostitute and a $500 fine, for every broad arrested for prostitution. That's a step in the right direction. Go to a strip club, help bring a rapist to justice. The city of Houston has passed a new $5 “pole tax” on jiggle joints to fund the woeful backlog on untested rape kits, reports The Wall Street Journal.
City Council member Ellen Cohen put forth the bill in order to raise $1 million to $3 million needed to make a dent in the approximately 4,000 to 6,000 untested kits.
City lawmakers believe strip clubs owe it to rape victims since they create an environment that encourages unhealthy attitudes toward women. "There are negative secondary effects associated with adult-entertainment establishments," Cohen said.
Strip club owners aren’t happy about asking their customers to pay extra for the city’s criminal budget problems - they’re vowing to fight the decision in court. Patrons are already paying a $5 Texas “pole tax” passed in 2007.
"There is no known correlation between people going to nice, high-end gentlemen's clubs and rape," said Albert Van Huff, a Houston lawyer who represents local strip clubs, to the Journal.
According to Human Rights Watch, there are up to 500,000 untested rape kits sitting in police facilities and crime labs across the country.