A 14-year-old boy whose mother owned and operated a strip club in Oklahoma said his mother forced him to work there. His mother, Tammy Pennel, denies that she did, but is in a heap of trouble for a number of violations at the club where sex acts regularly took place on stage that her son watched.
Now, I don't know a ton of 14-year-old boys and certainly I think most should be protected and not forced to work anywhere, let alone a strip club, but I'm fairly certain that by 14, most boys have seen boobs. I'm also betting most have seen a nudie magazine or a porn DVD in which sex acts are committed.
I highly doubt this kid was THAT shocked by it. Would I allow my 14-year-old son to do it? Hell to the no, but I'm more concerned about the liquor and the late nights (he sometimes worked until 2 a.m.) than I am about the nudity.
Boys see boobs, they live. But boys shouldn't be forced to work when they should be doing their homework. They shouldn't be around alcohol and/or drugs late at night and they most certainly need to be sleeping at least 8-10 hours a night.
That is the part that gets me the most.
What do you think of this story? Do you worry about your son seeing nudity?
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