Thursday, September 15, 2011
Stripping The Cupboard Bare
Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#203, 8912-156 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2
September XVth, MMXI
Hon. David G. Hancock, QC, MLA
Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud
While I agree that stripping is a wonderful and legitimate form of body art, I find it rather disheartening that so many students are participating in it. Yes the income derived from it (especially the tax free cash tips) amount to many M's of dollars, and that cash allows students to pay their bills, I find it a sad indictment that post-secondary students have to resort to it. They are adults sure, but they are giving up a piece of innocence by participating in these activity's. Plus, they mostly have to work nights and weekends, times quite frankly when they should be studying and relaxing with friends. As well as networking to look for future employment.
Sure the strippers (mostly female, but male too) are trying the craft for money while their body's are still taught, tight, and still in good physical shape. But they are I believe demeaning themselves and should hold off on the stripping until after their careers in academia are over. I am not against expressionism & nudity, hell, I do not even mind stripping and strip bars, but the years on camps should not be a time for stripping, but instead a time IV knowledge.
Source: The Toronto Sun, Tom Godfrey.