Especially during the times we're in right now, where sexual harassment is at the forefront of the news, many are having a huge problem with a party idea by Albany bar Pearl Street Pub.

The event "Playboy Slumber Party," as reported by Steve Barnes has since been taken down from Facebook but that doesn't stop the conversation from going. The event that was supposed to happen on December 9th at Pearl Street Pub was encouraging women to "dress up in their sexiest playmate attire" for a competition for a prize of $500 and the titles of "Miss Pearl Street Pub."

The argument back from owner Chris Pratt is that they weren't forcing anyone to dress up if they didn't want to and that includes female employees. It is interesting to read through the comments from Steve Barnes blog as well as his Times Union colleague Kristi Gustafson Barlette's blog.

I agree with what a lot of people are saying in regards of it being voluntary. Personally, I would never participate in something like that but I also don't have a problem with it. If the establishment was making everyone wear that attire to enter or forcing female employees to dress like like is one thing but to have an optional event is different. Is it the classiest idea for an event? No, but if I woman feels confident in her body and/or sexuality than we should empower her.