Bleak economy drives more women to stripping; sad not salacious news


When women with college degrees who held white-collar jobs until the recession hit become dancers at strip-clubs or even actresses for X-rated films, I find it depressing. But, on a larger, more all-encompassing level, it also points to the sorry state of affairs of the economy. When women feel they have no choice but to turn to jobs that even adult industry professionals warn them against, then it's clear how bad the times are.

More Women Go from Jobless to Topless is the title of the AP article outlining how more women are turning to the adult entertainment industry given the tough job market. No doubt the title is an attempt to make a sad story lighter. But the truth is there's nothing to cheer about here.