Strip clubs have to operate under the same laws that regulate commerce and public behavior in their locations, but they are also subject to highly specific regulation that only affects them. There are some laws so odd that you might wonder what conceivable purpose the passing legislative body had in mind. Be it simply a local government trying to prevent the spread of what they see as undesirable businesses or a state supreme court using the broadest possible definition of "speech," these laws and practices will leave you pondering their consequences, intended and otherwise.

Written by Susan Shepard (@SusanElizabeth), a career stripper who hopes her boss doesn't find out about her writing work. 

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