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stormywriting:

lupusadlunam:

thechangelingmedusa:
Like seriously, why isn’t pole dancing an olympic sport? This is freakin gymnastics. This is strength and skill. This is not sexual whatsoever. Why does pole dancing have to be so stigmatised as a sexual thing that only strippers do? I have great respect for all people who can pull this off. This is art and beauty right here. 

Why does pole dancing have to be so stigmatised as a sexual thing that only strippers do?
Because it was introduced to lots of Western cultures by strippers. Probably if we didn’t see strippers in such a negative light, this wouldn’t be an issue. 
But also, pole dancing exists in lots of other cultures as an acrobatic or dance medium so there is hope! 

stormywriting:

lupusadlunam:

thechangelingmedusa:

Like seriously, why isn’t pole dancing an olympic sport? This is freakin gymnastics. This is strength and skill. This is not sexual whatsoever. Why does pole dancing have to be so stigmatised as a sexual thing that only strippers do? I have great respect for all people who can pull this off. This is art and beauty right here. 

Why does pole dancing have to be so stigmatised as a sexual thing that only strippers do?

Because it was introduced to lots of Western cultures by strippers. Probably if we didn’t see strippers in such a negative light, this wouldn’t be an issue. 

But also, pole dancing exists in lots of other cultures as an acrobatic or dance medium so there is hope!