The Appeal: Louisiana Strip Club Dancers Fear More Crackdowns As “Anti-Trafficking” Law Goes Into Effect

“What is happening is almost exactly as I predicted it,” said Lyn Archer, a dancer and organizer in New Orleans. ATC is taking a leading role in policing strip clubs, and Archer sees their enforcement methods as proof the agency wants more clubs to close and more dancers out of work. “They know that we don’t believe our work should be a crime, and they do believe that it should be,” Archer told The Appeal. “They believe punishment is a deterrent.”

Louisiana Strip Club Dancers Fear More Crackdowns As “Anti-Trafficking” Law Goes Into Effect” by Melissa Gira Grant for The Appeal

(photo by Lyn Archer)

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