Did Duke University lacross players rape a black stripper and call her racial names? That's what she says. Could there have been a dispute over money and she retaliated with a false allegation? Only she and some of the players know. But that hasn't stopped thousands of Duke students from declaring with 100% certainty that her allegations are 100% accurate, and transforming those allegations into an opportunity to rant about what a horrible nation we sadly find ourselves in (along with the hundreds of thousands of other shreiking protesters simultaneously denouncing the US and demanding citizenship).
The men who hire strippers and hookers are negative people, at least, and especially when, they are engaged in this activity. The stripper/hookers are also a negative bunch, and especially so, as they participate in these activities regularly. I have seen these activities; I have known customers of strippers, and strippers. I disdain the activity, and can authoritatively tell those of you who don't know first hand: it is a seedy activity, it attracts negative people and negative behavior on both end of the financial transaction. Customers and stripper/hookers both on occassion behave abhorently towards each other; they are, afterall, behaving abhorrently by definition to begin with.
Sometimes heated arguments errupt over money, and terms of service. Sometimes customers attack the strippers; sometimes they rape the strippers; sometimes they kill the stripper/hookers. But sometimes the strippers attack the cusomters; or steal form the customers; Sometimes one or the other lies on the other. It is an ugly, sorted business. But it is *NOT* one soley charactorized by asshole male customers behaving abhorrently towards innocent, honest young ladies trying to make an decent living. It is an activity in which two groups of sorted individuals engage each other in activities that demean themselves and each other.
Are the Duke strippers telling the truth? I don't know. And neither do all the shrieking student protesters who are using this incident to instruct the rest of us about what a horrible country we live in. This country contains some men who rape. It also contains some women who lie about such things. But mostly it contains people living in safety, working productively, and prospering.