“In Rhode Island, children under 18 aren’t allowed to perform a number of jobs labeled “hazardous”, including operating commercial baking machines, making bricks, or using industrial power tools. But the law doesn’t prohibit them from dancing in strip clubs when they’re still in high school. Strip clubs expose teens to hazards like increased risk of physical and sexual assault and potential trafficking for prostitution. But now one woman is fighting to get sexual performance added to the list of occupations Rhode Island teens shouldn’t hold.”
In addition, another legal loop-hole in Rhode Island made indoor prostitution legal for 30 years until legislation was passed to ban the practice in the fall of 2009.