female teens: strippers, sexuality, and disease
From U.S. News and World Report, a widely-reported study from the Centers for Disease Control which...
"suggests [that] 3 million teenage girls in the United States, or 1 in 4, have at least one sexually transmitted disease. Researchers found that African-American girls are the most affected: Nearly 50 percent have an STD, compared with 20 percent of white teen girls."
And then there's this sad story-- from the Lexington Herald-Leader:
"A 14-year-old girl worked as a stripper for two nights before her parents showed up at the Camelot West strip club and called police Tuesday evening. Robert Shields, the manager of the strip club at 1761 Alexandria Drive, was cited for endangering the welfare of a minor, Lexington police said. The juvenile had apparently worked until midnight Monday and her parents arrived at the strip club about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, said Lt. Edward Hart. She had used a fake identification card to get the job, Hart said. The manager was cited because the juvenile showed ID that didn't look anything like her."
All of this reminds me of a C.S. Lewis quote:
“They tell you sex has become a mess because it was hushed up. But for the last twenty years it has not been hushed up. It has been chattered about all day long. Yet it is still a mess.”
--Mere Christianity, book 3, ch. 5