Latest modern slavery fight updates -

Should New Orleans Raise the Age of Exotic Dancers?

  • Published on
    September 22, 2015
  • News Source Image
  • Category:
Hero Banner

The New Orleans City Council is looking again at how old exotic dancers should be.

Jim Kelly, 25-years-ago, stood before the New Orleans City Council and argued that 18 to 20-year-old women shouldn’t be allowed to be exotic dancers.  Kelly explains:  “The logic was, if you have to be 21 to drink, you have to be 21 to drink and take your clothes off.”  Kelly is the director at Covenant House New Orleans, a shelter for homeless and at-risk youth ages 16 to 22.  That ordinance was approved by the City Council.  Recently the murder of a 19-year-old dancer caused Kelly to see that the ordinance was not being enforced. He now has returned to find ways to enforce the existing ordinance, and the council has agreed to study its enforcement and penalties.  Discussion begins on October 20th.  However, local dancers do not believe the ordinance should even exist.

View Article on Gambit New Orleans


Freedom United is interested in hearing from our community and welcomes relevant, informed comments, advice, and insights that advance the conversation around our campaigns and advocacy. We value inclusivity and respect within our community. To be approved, your comments should be civil.

stop icon A few things we do not tolerate: comments that promote discrimination, prejudice, racism, or xenophobia, as well as personal attacks or profanity. We screen submissions in order to create a space where the entire Freedom United community feels safe to express and exchange thoughtful opinions.

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

This week

Workers’ complaint filed against Saudia Arabia amid FIFA World Cup bid

AP News reports that a coalition of trade unions has lodged a formal complaint against Saudi Arabia, accusing the nation of severe human rights abuses. The complaint, submitted to the International Labor Organization (ILO), alleges mistreatment and wage theft affecting over 21,000 migrant workers over the past decade. This comes as FIFA prepares to finalize Saudi Arabia as the host of the 2034 World Cup. Building and Wood Workers’ International

| Wednesday June 5, 2024

Read more