August 29, 2010 3:15:12 PM PDT
First: Thanks for the inspo! victoriapeel.blogspot.com/2010/08/dear-bachelor.html
Second: In the past 2 weeks in this SAME club ANOTHER girl had her nipple bitten, hers during a lap dance. Then ANOTHER girl was bitten during a dance, this time he went for her thigh!!! Each different men/age group etc. WTF are the chances? Can we blame those Twighlight movies or something???
I'm very thankful that I've yet to encounter a club in the states without an adequate amount of bouncers. I remember bouncers thinning down in Canada, and the last time I was back I think there were NONE. That's as disrespectful as directly harming us isn't it? Our safety doesn't come first? On a night like I described, few places could keep a crowd controlled. There's also many corrupt bouncers out there (turning a blind eye), but generally if a girl doesn't want to be touched they'll assure that she isn't. Really, these clubs make enough money to throw out anyone who remotely annoys them, so usually they do.
Health benefits for dancers is a totally different thread. Dancers fighting for rights is also a different thread.
I think the original reason I posted something personal is the point we keep coming back to: WHY do many (not MOST) patrons think harming a stripper is cool? WHY has the perspective of women & men shifted? The impression I've gotten from most of the offensive & harmful patron's is not that they are predetors in their normal lives, though of course those are there too, just that their drunken night out is "so much better when the stripper is crying". Picton's seperation between sex workers & all other women is an extreme example of popular thinking, but the difference seems to be that these particular D-Bags think that everyone including us should laugh along with them. Just lastnight I had to warn a few different young shits trying to touch me etc, that if they kept it up I'd have them kicked out in a heartbeat. From the young'ins and general jerks I get the same reaction "Ooooh cooommmeee onnn! You're really gonna be that way? & I gave you money?"*
*note... $1.00 tip.