Sports activity for women - Burlesque?!

(87 Posts)
Hawkmoth Sat 08-Mar-14 12:07:10

This has really pissed me off.

Lets get women into sport by er... Getting them to discover their "sultry side" and pander to porn-led notions of attractiveness. I'm so annoyed.

Loadsofthingstodo Sat 08-Mar-14 15:08:05

The word 'sports' wasn't mentioned at all.

Loadsofthingstodo Sat 08-Mar-14 15:14:03

Nor, on a second reading, was "sultry" used either. These things seem to be in your head.

ChocolateSnowflakes Sat 08-Mar-14 15:19:32

Why has it pissed you off? There are loads of activities listed (as loadsof said, it doesn't mention 'sport' on the burlesque page.) What's wrong with burlesque?

If it were in a category labelled "Sports for women" and it were the only thing listed, while the men's side included various sporting activities, I would understand, but that doesn't seem to be the case...

Loadsofthingstodo Sat 08-Mar-14 15:25:30

You could see why it may 'piss you off' but it seems to be privately funded and no drain on a public purse. It may be women's choices to do this, and it would appear that you simply want to tell other women what they and shouldn't be doing with their time and cash. There's probably other opportunities for you to that but FWR/Chat isn't one of them. Hopefully.

WidowWadman Sat 08-Mar-14 15:34:25

Can't see anything offpissing in it to be honest. But a good opportunity to link to this again.

ChocolateSnowflakes Sat 08-Mar-14 16:49:36

Widow I LOVE that. It's even better than this

TunipTheUnconquerable Sat 08-Mar-14 16:55:42

Some of those classes are open to 14 year olds shock

On what planet is that appropriate?

EatShitDerek Sat 08-Mar-14 16:57:34

Oh I would love to that. I want to do pole dancing too. Apparently its a great work out and keeps you fit.

EatShitDerek Sat 08-Mar-14 16:57:57

And.... I have just realised this isn't in chat blush apologises.

ArtetasSwollenAnkle Sat 08-Mar-14 17:00:12

Derek grin

Don't go - hang around for some positive feedback.

Goblinchild Sat 08-Mar-14 17:02:50

I think you can pole dance and enjoy Burlesque and wear thongs with glittery nipple covers as long as no man pays you to do it. Because then you are being exploited and victimised.
Or something.

TunipTheUnconquerable Sat 08-Mar-14 17:02:58

Loadsofthingstodo, under the third green tick it says, 'Why Should I? Bring out your sultry side, boost your self confidence and learn a new skill'.

Perhaps a good idea to read the link before you suggest the OP is imagining things.

Pointeshoes Sat 08-Mar-14 17:03:26

I would love to do that. Don't think we would get any classes near us!

TunipTheUnconquerable Sat 08-Mar-14 17:03:32

You'd all be cool with your 14 year old daughters doing this then?

ChocolateSnowflakes Sat 08-Mar-14 17:05:46

Turnip if I didn't want my 14YO doing an activity, I wouldn't let her go.

That doesn't seem to be what the OPs issue was though. It was about sports activity for women, not about it being available to 14YOs.

TunipTheUnconquerable Sat 08-Mar-14 17:06:25

The ad actually talks about learning to 'bump and grind'.

EatShitDerek Sat 08-Mar-14 17:06:47

Mum would have let me do it if I really wanted to I think. Its not like I'm up doing it for money or in a crowd. Its just a class.

I don't think there is anything like it round here though. I will look into it as it is something I would enjoy

TunipTheUnconquerable Sat 08-Mar-14 17:07:05

It's billed as an 'exercise' activity so I think complaining that the word 'sport' wasn't used is rather splitting hairs.

TunipTheUnconquerable Sat 08-Mar-14 17:09:21

I'll leave you to it, ladies. Enjoy your mother-and-daughter bumping and grinding lessons.

ChocolateSnowflakes Sat 08-Mar-14 17:09:45

Is there something wrong with bumping and grinding then, Turnip? I'm still confused as to what the actual issue is here...

ChocolateSnowflakes Sat 08-Mar-14 17:11:44

Turnip You seem very judgemental tbh. Did you take a look at Widow's link? Here it is for you, just in case: amandapalmer.tumblr.com/post/78284674113/rosalarian-feminism-is-having-a-wardrobe Does the woman in the middle remind you of yourself at all?

TunipTheUnconquerable Sat 08-Mar-14 17:13:42

Oh fuck off.

EatShitDerek Sat 08-Mar-14 17:14:29

I thought feminism was about choice?

I would choose to go and my mum would let me. Never said mum would go with. She isn't much of a bump and grinder. More a slip and slider.

Nothing wrong with a little bump and grind. If that's what I want to do then I shall bloody well do it.

Its a ladies only class. What's the issue?

Goblinchild Sat 08-Mar-14 17:15:19

But if the woman on the left chooses to take the bump and grind and sultry Burlesque into a paid entertainment role to use her new skill, is that OK too?
If she feels that lap dancing is like a good night out, with extra pay, would you say that was not a good choice?

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