Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Strippers aren't real people  

"There is no sincere relationship you can build with a stripper. I can't even look at her face anymore" - Will, from the new season of The Real World, upon finding out that his new roommate is a stripper.

Really? Really? As if being a stripper makes someone a person that isn't worthy of his time. As if strippers don't have real feelings and lack the ability to make connections with other humans. Forgive me if I completely don't understand your logic, Will.

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2 comments: to “ Strippers aren't real people

  • April 18, 2008 at 3:00 PM  

    It's pathetic, but his response makes sense to me, if you think about the politics behind what makes stripping 'work' as eroticism.

    part of what makes stripping erotic is the objectification, and the idea that women just LUV expressing 'their' sexuality by taking their clothes off and gyrating "just for you".

    Thinking about strippers as women, as people, as someone's sister or girlfriend, as someone who doesn't get off on it at all but who is a lesbian or who does it as a job--a chore like any other job--completely ruins the male fantasy that makes strippers sexy.

    The distance and de-personalization is part of the requirements for most men who go to such clubs.

    Therefore, it's sad but true, strippers tend to not be seen as human. crappy, eh?

  • May 24, 2012 at 11:07 PM  

    Thanks so much for this post. A combination of advice that I've heard before but always bears repeating; plus new tips that I really ought to consider