A question for menÂ — Who would you rather be sitting next to in a public bathroom stall?
Have you been following this Senator Craig story?Â Am I the only one who had no idea about all these foot-tapping codes for picking up other men?
I understand the whole political ramifications of the story, especially since Senator Craig is a conservative Republican.Â He seems like an asshole.Â A misstep in his secret life has caused his entire career to unravel.Â OK, he’s a hypocrite, but is tapping your foot in code enough to be considered lewd conduct?Â
I don’t know how many times I’ve seen this scene in a cop movie:Â an undercover cop wants to bust a drug ring.Â He is posing as a buyer.Â He is rigged with well-hidden microphones.Â BUT… the sleazy drug dealer can’t be arrested until money changes hands.Â Â Why isn’t it the same in a men’s room pick-up?Â I don’t want gay or straight sex going on in my public bathroom, but doesn’t something have to happen before it becomes a charge of disorderly conduct?Â
I have the same problem with considering solicitation for prostitution a crime.Â Â If I drive up to a prostitute and ask her, “Hey sugar, how much is it to do the nasty in the back seat and thenÂ have some burgers at In-N-Out?,” is that enough to get me arrested, my mug plastered all over the internet, and my good name become the laughing stock of Twitter?Â Â Don’t I actually have to give her moneyÂ before I am considered to be doingÂ something illegal?Â
I’m for prostitution becoming legal.Â It’s safer for everyone and our schools would get tax dollars.