Sunday, April 21
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Is going to a strip club sexist?

In the US, women go strip clubs frequently. Online searches for bachelorette parties result up a ton of pre-wedding packages tailored to women, where the main attraction is an evening with strippers Melbourne.

Both very exploitative and liberating aspects of sex work exist. “The specific circumstances and the specific personalities of those involved will determine whether it is exploitation or not.”

The industry has two sharp edges. While some people who work in strip clubs encounter some cruelty and snobbishness, others go on to experience wonderful things as a result of their work there.

Women may find some discomfort at seeing other women as customers at strip clubs. Strip clubs are patriarchal organizations. “The men are dressed and the women are naked.”

So is it feminist for women to go to a strip club? “Not particularly”. In the last decade or so the biggest change in strip club culture is the rise in female customers.

So why are so many respectable women spending large amounts of money at these kinds of clubs? Why, when sex addiction and strip clubs is the third biggest cause of debt in men, are women falling for it, too?

The industry is evolving. Several years ago, the lap-dance market was in decline because the same bankers continued to frequent the same clubs. We thus promoted female customers, and their patronage has given the company new life. There are more girls coming here now, so it’s less taboo.

But given that many believe these establishments’ whole survival depends on preying on helpless women who are in need of money, is it even feasible to make them acceptable to women?

Going to strip clubs has grown in popularity among women over the past few years. They arrive in sizable girl groups, laughing at their audacity. They come to gain ideas and feel excited with their husbands or girlfriends. They attend to make love connections with the guys who are present, dancing, and throwing cash at a lady who will writhe onstage and in a guy’s face.

Some bouncers claimed that having more female customers improves the ambiance in the clubs, making it feel more like a party than a prowl. Beyond the extra money that women contribute, most dancers, however, aren’t overjoyed, inspired, or delighted to have a female audience.

It is still an industry that is mostly run by and for males, with all of their 4 a.m. desires in mind. Is there any justification for it not to change? First of all, because of their limited perspectives and jaded attitude, individuals politicize venues like strip clubs. No one ever takes the time to speak with the strippers Melbourne themselves during discussions about licensing and other issues. Closing down strip clubs is the antithesis of feminism. It is making decisions about how a woman should live or how she should use her body.  If these so-called feminists took the time to talk to the strippers themselves they may come to understand that some love what they do because it gives them control over their time and how they make money. There is no oppression and definitely no reason to assume that everyone feels exploited.