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Re: Spearmint Rhino
Dec 10, 2002, 14:01
my partner's MA research touched on the subject of the power relationship in strip clubs (who is in control - the person on the stage, the audience, the owner of the club...) and she has been asked to speak in various situations (including court) on behalf of people on all sides (performers, club owners, councils etc) and has always refused, because it simply isn't possible to say.

She is in no doubt that the fact that it is possible to run such an establishment for profit is supremely depressing, but when it comes to whether a particular club should be allowed to operate under those cultural circumstances, it's the old censorship thing.

My personal opinion (for what it's worth) is that sexist attitudes are more effectively endorsed by that frightening 'cheeky girls' song getting to number 2 in the charts than by a few hundred sad men thinking it's fun to go to a strip club.
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