Over the past few months, Factory Chicago  strip club has been facing controversy and political heat from area residence on the city’s far south side. Local alderman, as well as area residence complain about the fully nude strip club opening it’s doors at 12050 South Doty Avenue because they have the stero-typical notion that an adult club in the neighborhood could possibly influence young people. Give me a break!

From CLTV.Com: Factory Chicago Strip Club Controversy

This is a classic case of  media and political forces getting all worked up about a belief that simply isn’t true! If you believe The Factory Chicago Strip Club is going to somehow inspire teen-agers to want to grow up to be strippers, than you might as well require everyone in the ninth ward to stop watching TV. On any given night we can watch some reality show that features half nude exotic dancers froliking around the screen.  Has anyone out there on the South Side been to Las Vegas latey? Virtually every top-class resort hotel now features some sort of partial or nearly nude review show.

First of all, the building is not near busy shopping areas and schools. Secondly, the assumption is that you don’t want your kids to grow up to be strippers because somehow that’s the worst job in the world. Not sure if they know this out near the 9th ward, but girls who work at strip clubs are not there having sex! Furthermore, you can pretty much walk into any traditional Chicago nightclub and see girls wearing less than what you would see at a gentlemen’s club.  Let’s be clear: there is not adult club in Chicago that exposes the inside of their buildings to the general public. It’s not like were in Amsterdam or anything. I’ve met the owner of Factory Chicago on serveral occassions in the past while working at another bar and he has always been a stand-up, good guy. I think the last thing he wants to do is start trouble for those living near the Roseland community.

We are in one of the worst finanical situations since the mid 1980s, and unemployment is hovering at aroun 11 percent in Chicago. It would be a better idea to welcome The Factory Strip Club to your area for financial reasons alone.  The consumers will be eating at your restaurants, spending money at gas stations and maybe encourage others to drive to your community. I wonder if they would object to a casino in the area too?

I would hope that my friends to the south would allow The Factory Strip Club in Chicago an opportunity to prove they can be a valuable asset to the area without all the needless controversy that usually occures when a strip club opens in a new area.