Re: Strippers (long)
Jeff Butts (koala@KHARDUIN.NET)
Tue, 25 Aug 1998 10:42:30 -0600
I think perhaps you need to take a step back yourself, look at what you have
written, and see how it reflects on YOUR character. You have basically
stated that you would discriminate against the youth in that pack, because
the cubmaster is a stripper...why? Why would you shun the youth because of
the career choice of the cubmaster?
Let's be perfectly honest...nobody really has the right to shun anyone for
their career choice...just because she's a stripper doesn't mean that she
can't be a positive role model for the youth. After all, do they youth HAVE
to know she's a stripper? And if you say that a stripper can't possibly be
a positive role model just because YOU disapprove of their actions...hrm.
I'm strongly against capital punishment, myself. So I guess it would be
fair for me to decide that and executioner for a prison would be a poor role
model for youth? Of course not, and if I did that I'd be flamed from here
My point is...before you lump this "exotic dancer" into a category simply
because you, personally, don't approve of her profession...try taking a look
at her entire character. I don't visit strip clubs, simply because I feel
no desire to do so...however, I have known several women who were "exotic
dancers" at one time or another. A couple of them had very poor characters,
were heavy drug-abusers, etc. Another was a woman who'd been raped when she
was 17, got pregnant and abandoned by her family...and then had to support
herself and her baby girl after the birth. With no marketable skills, she
had no choice but to dance...
So...before you start equilaterally discriminating against everyone who has
a somewhat questionable profession...think about whether they're breaking
any laws, and what might have led them to the position they're in. I've
seen too many hateful remarks from people about someone they've never even
met...and the fact that this hatred is coming from Scouts really worries me.
>And I would have nothing to do with a pack that had a stripper as a
> And finally, you might step back and look at what you have written
>and see how it reflects on your own character.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City