A couple of those sexual rights haven't been confirmed by national act or court ruling. Southpark and the Sopranos might be on TV, but "Trailer Park Boys" was banned from American air by the FCC for being too vulgar. Meanwhile, a Seattle had a lap dance ban for several years (thanks to the city council, which has been strip-club hostile for years), and the ban was lifted thanks to a vote, not a court decision. Banning lap dances is evidently still quite legal.
--LAN3 Wed Jul 8 00:44:43 2009
It's a good point, but I don't think it contradicts the thrust of the article. (Also sure, localities might ban lap dances, but it's unlikely to become the law of the land...)
--Kirk Wed Jul 8 11:50:34 2009
That's true, about lap dances; it's as sexual freedoms go, it's pretty fringy, and even where they're outlawed, the law doesn't usually cross county line, which is, not surprisingly, where the strip clubs often sprout.
Still, I can't help feeling there's a parallel universe where the essay proclaims the fought-and-died-for right to work as, or hire, a prostitute (the cause of a young soldier, if not so much the people for whom he fights!); or maybe to divorce your spouse without cause (a cause for war, back in the day). I'm not moralizing; that these things exist seems to be to be a failure of people to come to terms with the needs of the self and other people.
--LAN3 Wed Jul 8 21:52:28 2009
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