Well the weekend is here and the time is right for my fingers to get busy.
Firstly want to pick up on the Urban Tiger Lap Dancing Club, Wellingborough Road, Northampton NN1 4AA. The SEV is up for renewal and Object have been tweeting a link to a page on facebook urging people to e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with objections so can I ask those who are against closing clubs to forget who runs the place and e-mail in with support. So far 9 likes for the object facebook snippet and it has been up over 24 hours so lets get busy and tell the council there to leave the Tiger alone.
Secondly want to pick up on a discussion on Moronwatch about the fabulous Tuppy Owens. This may out myself to a few people but as a disabled wheelchair user this woman has done so much to earn the respect of those of us who have been let down by our bodies or minds. This piece is well worth a read here and yes I have contributed to the discussions.
Thirdly just want to remind people that the blog is here to discuss legal striptease in venues that have licenses. Whatever people's individual's view this blog does not endorse unlicensed parties. The priority is to keep the industry operating and protecting the dancers, customers and owners. From religious hatred to unsubstantiated opinions pretending to be empirical data this blog is here to mock the foolish, educate the unenlightened and give an opinion that as honest as I can make it.
Fourthly good to see Legs 11 in Birmingham is having a ladies night, this is for Ladies, by Ladies. Now one question why have object not said anything about this being wrong? Surely all the arguments would hold true, the objectification of women by women (which we have seen in other types of objectification). The exploitation of the dancers? Yet we hear nothing from Object even though the event is this weekend. Ohhh forgot double standards are fine.
I was thinking about the numbers game and reading various articles about the size of the anti striptease movement. Sort of hits home though that the average person really just wants to enjoy life as much as possible. Here we have an industry that employs over 10,000 women and by my rough calculations sees people visit clubs over 2,500,000 times a year. Sort of emphasises the fact that those against striptease are such a small minority but they are just so vocal. If I am honest when I see how the average person just wants to get on with life and a relatively small number of people are causing such an upset. If we look at the whole no more page 3 campaign I find it amazing that people assume that when a petition has signatures that amount to less that 2% of the readership we still find them filling pages and the social media like they are 50 times more important than everyone else. Should 100,000 signatures really be more important than 7m readers? If they are then democracy is dead. If the issue was something that people really worried about the paper would not have the popularity it does. Not here to defend page 3 as much as show the mentality of those who want to chose how people live their lives and what should and shouldn't be allowed in them.
Finally, and this may expand into a whole piece of its own, God TV is planning to move into a derelict cinema in Plymouth next to the club Angels. The problem as I see it is that they will try to close Angels down. Having read they revival alert, mission statement I am seriously worried about what these people plan. Lets just take one line describing why they are coming "Following the celebration the Lord spoke clearly to Rory & Wendy Alec and impressed upon them to develop a revival centre in the Plymouth area." this was after winter celebrations and personally I wonder just what they were drinking/smoking. Also there is a rumour that a Mosque is planning to set up in the area as well, remembering that some people are against clubs near religious centres the council will need to remember who was there first. Certain there will be more to come on this.
Okay that is a lot of not a lot for now. Don't forget anything you want to discuss away from the boards email@example.com alos any articles or contributions would be welcome especially from dancers.