March 18, 2009

Stripper Economy

Couldn't let this story go. Mostly because it's full of unfortunate-ness. From the ProJo headline:

Strip club: RI's jobless rate a chance for 'new faces'

So, spirits are up at the strip club, because they're expecting to see the unemployed become their new "faces." As MJ put it, it's probably not the faces that they're interested in.

Here's another unfortunate word choice from the article:

Business is not exactly booming, and many of the new employees will replace existing staff, office manager Lori Savickas told The Providence Journal Wednesday. But the staggering unemployment rate in Rhode Island has created a big talent pool the Foxy Lady hopes to tap.

Emphasis mine on the slang for "have sex with". And yikes, when you put it together with:

"They're just hungry to start working somewhere. They might find out that it is totally different than they expected."

It might be too many expectations to adjust.

Posted by James at March 18, 2009 2:59 PM
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Frankly, I'd rather swallow my pride and line up for food stamps before I even considered walking through the doors of the Foxy Lady or any similar establishment.


Posted by: Patti M. at March 18, 2009 3:52 PM

Maybe the reporter was just trying to get a rise out of people, increase circulation, etc.

Posted by: mjfrombuffalo at March 19, 2009 7:41 AM


I find the story presentation amusing, but the fact of it is depressing. I have no problem with these places existing, but they are definitely soul-sucking.

Posted by: James at March 19, 2009 8:15 AM

I wasn't annoyed by this story until channel 6 covered it later in the day. "There's going to be a job fair in Providence this weekend!" (Julie reaches for a pen.) "That's right, the Foxy Lady..." (sigh)

Thanks, channel 6, for your hilarious approach to keeping us informed. We know your broadcast time is precious, and it'd be a shame if you wasted it on something frivolous like useful information when you could be giving free publicity to a strip joint instead.

Posted by: Julie at March 20, 2009 5:34 PM

What the media is dancing around is another side-effect of a miserable economy and high unemployment: prostitution typically goes up.

Posted by: Kitten Herder at March 21, 2009 9:04 AM

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