See? The dirty stuff is for “mature adults.” Is that what “mature” means?
So first the Zoning Board of West Chester Township, Ohio, grants a variance to a woman who has rented a house for use as a “sexual encounters establishment.” She prefers to call it a “lifestyle club.” It’s place where people can go to commit adultery. Sort of a fornication shop.
But then, of course, the residents get all cheesed off about it, so the township rescinds the variance and the entrepreneur (if we may call her that) is left with a building that she rented for $100,000 and no permission to use it ( http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/02/12/regulating-sex-uncharted-waters-suburbs/80315042/# )–well, at least not for the purpose she intended.
Club members, we are told, called this place a “Disneyland for adults.” Or simply a “swingers’ club.”
Why does “adult” mean “dirty”? As in “adult bookstore,” “adult entertainment,” or any of those other things that feature 40-year-olds carrying on like seventh-graders? “Ooh, ooh, ooh! I see that lady’s [censored]!” Would not a much more appropriate adjective be “juvenile”? Like, how do you look at yourself in the mirror ever again, without getting sick?
So first they grant the variance and then they take it back, and now nobody’s happy.
Our leaders don’t know how to handle the little bit of power that they have. Please, let’s not give them more.