Weirdest Government Bans from Around the World

12. Stripping

If you’re feeling baller and want to make it rain, don’t go to Iceland. Strip clubs have been banned there since 2010. Even topless bars won’t fly there. In Iceland, it’s illegal for any business to profit from the nudity of its employees. EDIT BY JME EDIT BY JME


Supporters of the ban praised it as a world-renowned victory for feminism. In fact, Iceland became the first country to ban strip clubs on feminist rather than religious grounds.

One would think the law applies to pornography, which has technically been illegal in Iceland for decades. However, the term was never strictly defined. So, it’s not enforced. In 2013, feminist groups sought to explicitly ban violent pornography.

Photo edit by Javier Simon

Photo edit by Javier Simon

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