Tolerance And Sexuality: Iceland, WTF?
Last March that same Icelandic parliament voted to ban any businesses wherein people profit from nudity; the bill was specifically intended to stamp out strip clubs. As someone who funded her college education by working as a stripper, and furthermore would most likely live in abysmal poverty today had I not danced a decade ago, I vociferously opposed this.
I know religious conservatives who want to ban both gay marriage and strip clubs; of course I disagree with them on these issues but at least give them credit for logical consistency: since religious conservatives tend to dislike any forms of non-procreative sexual expression, their opposition to homosexuality and titillating dance performances don’t contradict each other in any way.
But the legislators in Iceland, embracing admirable open-mindedness in some sexual arenas and disturbing control-freak feminism in others, have all the consistency of liquified Jell-O.