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jenova-amaranth:

This article… made me “ugh” on so many levels. Doing pole dance for fitness is cool and all, and if you prefer the athletic side of it I really don’t care (stripper style ain’t for everyone). But to deny it’s anything to do with dance or strip clubs makes me want to smack people in the face with a brick. Pole dance is an art that can incorporate and reflect many different styles. It doesn’t have to be sexy if that’s not for you, but it can be sexy, and there is nothing wrong with that.

Fuck you and your superior “holier than thou” attitude; I can do all the same shit you can in my heels, and I can do it with pointed toes.

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vzxy:

Quite possible the greatest tweet ever written. 


Don’t you think that’s just a tiny bit simplistic? Not to get into a big fight about it but the movement of feminism (if not the ideology) has done some fairly questionable stuff and some women have decided that they don’t want to be a part of it and prefer to achieve similar aims without the baggage. Consider trans women, sex workers or women that choose traditional lifestyles who have been outcast by feminists. You might correctly argue that they aren’t true feminists but it seems wrong to ignore the experiences of these people and their choice to reject the movement. Also the comparisons are just so wrong but I doubt they were meant to be literal. At least I hope not.

vzxy:

Quite possible the greatest tweet ever written. 

Don’t you think that’s just a tiny bit simplistic? Not to get into a big fight about it but the movement of feminism (if not the ideology) has done some fairly questionable stuff and some women have decided that they don’t want to be a part of it and prefer to achieve similar aims without the baggage.
Consider trans women, sex workers or women that choose traditional lifestyles who have been outcast by feminists. You might correctly argue that they aren’t true feminists but it seems wrong to ignore the experiences of these people and their choice to reject the movement.
Also the comparisons are just so wrong but I doubt they were meant to be literal. At least I hope not.