Strip clubs in the city of Houston, Texas, will soon be hit with an interesting new tax: a $5-per-visitor tax which will go towards paying for a backlog of the cityâ€™s 6,000 rape kits.
The Houston City Council passed an ordinance on Wednesday which will require almost 30 gentlemanâ€™s clubs to hand over the funds, which will then be used to pay for analyzing DNA evidence collected from rape victims.
Houstonâ€™s logic on this front has not been that law enforcement apathy led to rape kits being neglected, as itâ€™s a culture that objectifies women.
I think this is a great idea, honestly. Strip clubs giving back to the community makes the whole objectifying women thing slightly less sleazy.
via The Frisky