I’m running late today (Tuesday) and I’m not sure how much more I have in the tank, but I wanted to at least touch on the subject of pornography.
The City of Olympia, where I live, is currently reviewing an application for the first strip club ever in the city limits. For those of you who live in large cities you may find that amazing; it is, after all, the year 2014, and strip clubs have been around a long time…but for our little city of 43,000 this is a first….nude women dancing for money.
I would be surprised if the application is accepted, but I have been surprised in the past. Anyway, this got me thinking about the pornography industry. The latest figures show that the porno industry rakes in about one billion dollars per year in the United States, so this is by no means a small, meaningless industry. Worldwide there are no estimates; it seems to be hard for experts to put an actual dollar figure on the porn industry around the globe, mainly because much of it is underground and it is just too big.
For whatever reason, sex trafficking is not included in any discussion about pornography.
I’ll pose this question to you: is pornography a sign of dysfunction? It’s a tough question in a lot of ways. Playboy once was considered pornography but no longer. What qualifies as porn and what does not? And what does it say about the people who spent over a billion dollars last year purchasing porn?
I find something terribly sleazy about pornography, and I also find it to be terribly sad….but that’s just me. What do you think of it?
Have a great day and thanks in advance for your comments.