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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Cops Investigate Lap Dances at a Party of Teenage Boys

Posted by on Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 2:34 PM

And now?

"Child endangerment is among the potential charges."

 

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Urgutha Forka 1
I wish someone had endangered me with a lap dance when I was 16.
Posted by Urgutha Forka on November 15, 2012 at 2:39 PM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 2
Look at it this way...can you imagine the freak out if these were 15 and 16 year old girls with a bunch of male strippers giving them lap dances?
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on November 15, 2012 at 2:56 PM · Report this
wingedkat 3
Oh, for the love of... "child endangerment"? In danger of what?
Posted by wingedkat on November 15, 2012 at 2:56 PM · Report this
DowntownTaylor 4
Wow. What a crock of shit.
Posted by DowntownTaylor http://www.digitaltaylor.com on November 15, 2012 at 3:02 PM · Report this
seandr 5
@2: can you imagine the freak out

Yes I can, and I'd say the double standard is the right standard in this case.
Posted by seandr on November 15, 2012 at 3:03 PM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 6

Speaking of SLOG advertisers...the Party Never Ends...

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Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://www.you-read-it-here-first.com on November 15, 2012 at 3:07 PM · Report this
7
because they don't see worse (or better, or whatever) on the internet everyday...
Posted by Rowlf on November 15, 2012 at 3:16 PM · Report this
thatsnotright 8
I get a big case of cognitive dissonance from how easy it is for cops and prosecutors to call for trying juveniles as young as 11 as adults for crime but scream bloody murder for anything relating to sex. Benign things like a mild sext between kids who are the same age can result in obscenity charges. It seems to me that a kid who can go to an adult penitentiary for stealing a car should be old enough for a lap dance.
Posted by thatsnotright on November 15, 2012 at 3:24 PM · Report this
9
@8: When you're right you're right. When we charge teenagers as adults it seems to have as much to do with displaying anger for their seeming betrayal of the way we see them as it does punishing them for doing something wrong.
Posted by NateMan on November 15, 2012 at 3:32 PM · Report this
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@ 2 Yeah there a double standard there look at when a male student sleeps with a teachers vs a female student.
Posted by Seattle14 on November 15, 2012 at 3:45 PM · Report this
You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me 11
"Tops In Bottoms"
Sounds gay...
Posted by You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me on November 15, 2012 at 4:05 PM · Report this
treacle 12
In many countries in the world 16 is the minimum age you can vote. It used to be the age a person could hold property or run a business. A 16 yr old girl in Shakespeare's day was an old maid on her way to spinsterhood.

This "extended childhood" bullshit where we can't vote until 18, and can't drink until 21 has got to stop. Let's encourage greater responsibility at 16 again. Perhaps the entire country would eventually grow the fuck up and stop whining (e.g Tea Baggers).

Yes also to what @8 said. Pick a standard and stick to it. And then stop shaming people for sex... (bucha uptight authoritarians...)
Posted by treacle on November 15, 2012 at 4:09 PM · Report this
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@5 why is the double standard okay? Try to answer without relying on gender stereotypes.

Imagine the freak-out if it was boys with male strippers, too. Is the double standard still okay?
Posted by wxPDX on November 15, 2012 at 4:10 PM · Report this
wingedkat 14
@2 yeah, I can imagine it, but I don't get it there either. When I was a 16 year old girl I'd have loved a lap dance from a male stripper, and been none the worse off for having received one.

Posted by wingedkat on November 15, 2012 at 4:37 PM · Report this
Lew Siffer 15
You can give your kids alcohol at home, you can buy them R rated movie tickets, why not a purchased grind...or fuck even?

I'd have enjoyed that for my 16th...

Posted by Lew Siffer on November 15, 2012 at 4:38 PM · Report this
TortoiseTurtle 16
@13, I read that as 'this side of the double standard', as in 'of the two ways to respond, this one is the right one.'

Not implying that the double standard itself is correct, but acknowledging it exists, and being relieved that there's not the moral panic, hysterical, what-about-the-children freakout.
Posted by TortoiseTurtle http://slog.thestranger.com on November 15, 2012 at 5:53 PM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 17
#2

Amazingly...that never, ever happens.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://www.you-read-it-here-first.com on November 15, 2012 at 6:59 PM · Report this
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I feel like Dom has left a fairly important part of his opinion out of this story.

Just so we're clear, Dom, why shouldn't we regard paid sex acts performed on underage male people as Criminal?

Is it perhaps because you believe males, of whatever age, can not possibly be victims of sex crimes, because they are male, QED?
Posted by robotslave on November 15, 2012 at 10:23 PM · Report this
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Who the hell knew you could have strippers in a bowling alley? These people are geniuses. Still, I would feel a little awkward getting a lap dance at 16 with my mom there.
Posted by gnot on November 16, 2012 at 4:35 AM · Report this

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