Minneapolis Says YES to Strippers & NO to Trump

“Stains of concern” (Shocker!) in Minneapolis strip clubs led to an expensive University of Minnesota (UM) study on how to improve conditions for sex entertainment workers.

The study itself is a joke. Study participants were offered $20 Target gift cards to fill out an anonymous, online form (what could go wrong?). Minneapolis City Council members, who possess infinite wisdom not found in the general public, moved rapidly to protect strippers after the bogus study was released. Given that a city gets more of what they protect (think illegal aliens, here), Minneapolis is about to become the “mystery stain” capitol of the Midwest.

It’s interesting that strippers are welcome in Minneapolis yet the Mayor of “Stain City,” Jacob Frey, says President Trump is not. During a press conference, Mayor Frey said, “Under normal circumstances, I’d be thrilled to welcome a sitting president to Minneapolis,. But let’s be real, these are not normal circumstances. This is not a normal president.” 

The “Deplorables” in Minnesota strongly disagree!

Normality for “Stain City” is a relative term. Minneapolis is now the city where kids hunt victims in packs, like wolves, stealing cell phones, delivering beat-downs, and causing mayhem. City Pages called this “the ultimate moron crime.”  Minneapolis is a city run by morons where citizens are preyed upon by violent morons. But, hey, the citizens of Minneapolis don’t need more cops, they need more strippers. Obviously, the City Council and Mayor are protecting what they love.


According to The Center Square, the Minneapolis City Council unanimously passed a city ordinance that increases protections for adult entertainers. The ordinance was championed by Councilman Cam Gordon, after health inspectors found unsanitary conditions at all of the 17 adult entertainment establishments in the city. Ultraviolet flashlights revealed “stains of concern” in establishments with private and semi-private areas. The results of the health inspection led to a study by the  University of Minnesota’s Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center.

The study conducted by the University of Minnesota, “Workplace Perspectives on Exotic Dancing”, would be considered a sham by any professor who understands statistical analysis. Between September 2016 and February 2017, 24 individuals were interviewed. Only 13 of the 24 individuals interviewed were former or current adult entertainment workers. The rest were city employees, community members, advocates (whatever that means!) and shot girls.

An anonymous online survey was set up to provide an additional avenue for adult entertainment workers to participate in the study, which was a failure. Online participants were offered a $20 gift card to thank them for their time which created many “fake” surveys. The interview data and fake survey data were then melded together to create a deceptive report.  It seems unlikely that Minneapolis City Council members read the study before they unanimously voted to adopt the city ordinance.


Let’s take a gander at the results of the UM study.

A few amusing comments during interviews of adult sex entertainment workers lead me to believe that “law makers” are some of their best customers:

“It’s the stereotypes that have gotten us in this deep dark pit of shame, and it’s not
shameful. It shouldn’t be shameful. It’s a hard job […] I feel like a lot of the lawmakers are
the ones who go there secretly because they’re sexually frustrated […] So they’re not—I feel
like they’re not the ones who can make these laws, I feel like it has to be the people who
experience these things and know these things.” – Former entertainer

Other entertainers demanded “training.” Come on Minneapolis, a free college education for these girls is the least you could do.

“Like, there’s no training. Like, as far as like, how to dance on stage. There was no training
on how to do my job well. I had to kind of figure that out. There was training on like, the
rules. What I could not do, but not on like, how to do it well necessarily.”
– Entertainer

Club temperatures are a big problem in frigid Minnesota:

“Sometimes it is very, very, very cold in the club and I’m not allowed to wear any kind of
sweater or practical cover-up. I have gotten sick this way. This goes for ALL clubs.”
– Survey respondent

Adult entertainers would like training for their customers:

“[In my dream], it’s like a club environment where you have to apply to be a customer and
then you go through an orientation–whether it would be physically at the club or online
basically saying these, this is your behavior at the club. Like, you can’t do this. You can do
this. This is encouraged. Don’t like–these girls are not prostitutes. Do not ask them for sex.
Like, they’re not here to date you. Don’t ask them for da-da-da-da. You know, just […]
common sense stuff. Like, you know, tip whoever is on stage. Like, if a girl is sitting and
talking with you, pay her for her time if she’s spending a lot of time with you. Or let her
know right away. You know, basically like, etiquette.” – Entertainer


City Council members unanimously passed the adult entertainment ordinance on August 23, 2019. As can be seen in the photo below, Council members wore red on the big day to show their support for strippers.


Remember, you might not be safe going to, or coming from the local strip clubs in “Stain City” but the strippers will have mandatory escorts. Below are the “stripper” Bill of Rights found in the ordinance.

– A prohibition on managers and owners accepting tips from workers, in line with state law.
– A requirement that entertainers will be provided written copies of their contracts when they start working, and upon request.
– A suite of physical improvements to the club environments, including elimination of slipping and tripping hazards, more open and observable VIP spaces.
– Increased safety for workers, including mandatory escorts to their transportation at the end of each shift and prohibiting people who have been convicted of domestic violence crimes in the last five years from working as managers or security.
– Standardization of security camera policies, including a requirement to delete footage after 30 days.
– Required codes of conduct for patrons.
– Required training for employees on harassment and discrimination.
– Requirements that entertainers be given City-approved “know your rights” materials.