The London Abused Women’s Centre boycotted the annual rally of Take Back the Night on Thursday, September 15, because they didn’t agree to a leading Pole Fitness club, The Pole House, to stage a brilliant demonstration at Victoria Park during the march.

You could read about it more here.

I find this very disturbing.

To strengthen the false perception which links pole fitness and pole dancing to strip clubs is plain wrong and indicates poor judgement.

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Me at Lake Balaton, Hungary

Here is at last an activity, a sport, which is more popular among women. Unlike in tennis, running, swimming and countless other sports, ladies are not underperforming their gentlemen counterparts. Due to its feminine nature, pole dancing is empowering women even more than gymnastics. It could be practiced on any level at any age, and it is a brilliant hobby.

Many people don’t realize the amount of hard work that goes into a great pole performance. They don’t know about the painful bruises we have to endure in order to perfect our sequence.

Pole dancing is more than a sport; it’s an art. The origin of pole dancing goes back centuries, long before strip clubs came into being.

Pole dancing in strip clubs is not the real thing. Most of the girls in these clubs are compelled to drink excessively or to take drugs to cope with the feeling of shame and endure the abuse. This degrades their performance. This is all in my book, THE SEX TOURIST. Two chapters which relates to pole dancing in a strip club, ‘Stripping’ and ‘More Stripping’, are included in my free promotion.

The London Abused Women’s Centre has been founded for a good cause. They should not strengthen a false perception.

 

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