Night club offers free entry for women who 'expose their cleavage'...

(35 Posts)
FreedomOfTheTess Fri 22-Mar-13 15:04:43

National Cleavage Weekender

It is a Daily Hate Mail article, I apologise for that.

To summarise (for anyone who doesn't want to open the article at work)

* Casino Rooms nightclub in Rochester having 'National Cleavage Weekender' from 4th - 6th April.
* Any woman exposing her cleavage will get in for free.
* Locals are outraged.
* Club boss Aaron Stone says, "it is a celebration of the female form. It is not meant to degrade anyone."
* He then goes on to say, "We are in no way sexist."
* Club has previously held pole-dancing nights with prizes for clubbers who stripped off on stage.

Sighs.

And people say there isn't still work to do to change attitudes towards women.

addressio Fri 22-Mar-13 15:13:09

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It's also sexist to ask women to sell their bodies.

Well quite. Men should be obliged to show their bum cleavage, or perhaps allow a peep of scrotum to show? Then everyone can get in for free.

addressio Fri 22-Mar-13 15:21:01

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They are being requested to sell their bodies. And just because women choose to do it doesn't mean I can't think its demeaning, exploitative and sexist

They obviously think its worth it for the money

namechangeguy Fri 22-Mar-13 15:28:16

Well quite. Men should be obliged to show their bum cleavage, or perhaps allow a peep of scrotum to show? Then everyone can get in for free.

Cool - a club full of bricklayers!

AuntieStella Fri 22-Mar-13 15:31:28

Do they mean cleavage?

I've got loads of clothes that display cleavage.

Or do they mean tits?

I don't suppose it makes mu h difference

AuntieStella Fri 22-Mar-13 15:33:43

It does: even Her Majesty the Queen has worn splendid low cut ball gowns which show cleavage.

Agree. My issue is not with the display of cleavage, its with the request!

I doubt anyone asked her to show her cleavage for payment!

addressio Fri 22-Mar-13 15:38:06

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namechangeguy Fri 22-Mar-13 15:40:52

Whoa there - no ageism please! Her Majesty may reveal the Royal Baps as and where she pleases.

KoalaFace Fri 22-Mar-13 15:42:44

The worst thing about it is I bet there are loads of women up for that. Depressing.

Ah brilliant. Show your cleavage and get in free, but be branded a tart for doing so.
Or object/refuse and get called frigid and a prude.

Yay, equality...

dublinrose37 Fri 22-Mar-13 15:47:40

I had a look through one of the free sheet newspapers that we get every week, local area stuff, lots of ads

It seems over the next month or so nearly every pub is having a Playboy themed night where female patrons are requested to dress up as Bunny's or just in their sexy undies for free drinks. Prizes on the night for the best costume.

I kinda have to agree with Addressio here, if there weren't women willing to do this it wouldn't be happening. Needless to say I won't be going near any of the pubs in question in future.

AuntieStella Fri 22-Mar-13 15:48:55

Perhaps they need to be picked by pedants like me with impressive (but firmly anchored) delecotage?

AuntieStella Fri 22-Mar-13 16:10:57

Décolletage, even pedant fail blush

TeiTetua Fri 22-Mar-13 16:14:35

Isn't there some anti-discrimination law that prevents this kind of stunt? I'm sure lots of blokes would gladly show their chests for free drinks.

where is it? Digging out my greyest, holiest bra tht makes my cleavage look lovely and saggy

Wishiwasanheiress Fri 22-Mar-13 16:31:54

Really? Down my way the girls have their cleavage out most days, not just nights? So do I but I'd blind u with milk production right now.

I'm sure I should be aggrieved outraged or weary, I'm just, well I don't know what I am tbh. It's already on show. The girls were likely going there anyway. The clubs just making a stupid joke out of those two things. Not big not clever just don't have much energy for this one. Sorry.

AuntieStella Sat 23-Mar-13 07:51:33

This story is on the BBC webpage now.

Incidentally, it's next to this one about how body image issues are being discovered in approx 55% of girls and 27% boys (teacher survey).

apple1234 Sun 24-Mar-13 00:34:28

I don't think the nightclub specified female cleavage, so is not sexist ?

And if it did specify women, then clearly sexist - not fair that men don't have the opportunity to get free entrance !

Startail Sun 24-Mar-13 00:48:31

Given our local night club queue, that is surely just saying all women get in free.

CoalDustWoman Sun 24-Mar-13 00:48:51

s'empowerment innit?

I did notice those press reports about selfe-esteem related to body image. It's semi headline news now there's an increase in boys suffering from it, I see. Despite the fact that girls suffer proportionately more. And in more health concerning ways ie weight loss vs muscle bulk.

CoalDustWoman Sun 24-Mar-13 00:52:40

Startail, do you see any connection between this and school uniform policing and page 3? And do you have a list yet of what order I need to concentrate my efforts feminism - wise? I think I asked you before so that I can channel my efforts...

Startail Sun 24-Mar-13 01:05:44

It's late and I'm joking. Of course it's a shit sexist ad.
But....

Women use their bodies to get a man, that's human nature.

Wise women show the right amount of their bodies, in the right context, to get the right man.

Women also use their bodies to put other women down, it's not nice, but it is also human nature.

In cultures where this game is suppressed women have a far worse time and far fewer freedoms than we do!

I have no cleavage, I beat the boys in science exams instead and met DH at a academic conference, but I was still part of the game of find your place in the pecking order and find a man.

Childrenofthestones Sun 24-Mar-13 06:51:07

Round our way, in many night clubs, women get in free anyway, but funny enough you don't hear anybody complaining about that.

Timetoask Sun 24-Mar-13 06:55:57

The sad thing is that some women will take up this offer for free entry.
Somehow the barometer for decency and self respect has gone out the window.

Startail Sun 24-Mar-13 16:13:53

timetask looking at what our sixth form wear, in and out, of school uniform, I don't think the phrase common decency or appropriate for the occasion has any meaning at all.

Personally just because women have the right to be safe dressing how they please when they please, doesn't always mean they should.

What's perfectly appropriate for a night club, surely isn't for the leavers concert.

These are bright girls, but I'm old fashioned enough to find it hard to take them seriously when they haven't the judgement to see a black belt is not a school skirt.

Maybe I'm just getting old?

namechangeguy Sun 24-Mar-13 16:46:52

Startail, it is an age thing though, isn't it? My mum scandalised my gran when she bought her first mini skirt back in the 60's, and my mum had left school and was working!

For whatever reason, many girls just love the whole 'look-at-me' thing! The more they can shock, the better, it seems. In my day, it was punk - bondage trousers and safety pins through the nose.

Startail Sun 24-Mar-13 22:19:02

I guess so. I'm just not sure it advances women's wish to be taken seriously when their rebellion takes the form of look at me, wouldn't you like to fuck me.

Personally after all these years of feminism it saddens me that young women seem even more obsessed with looking sexually attractive and having a BF than we were. What ever kind of statement is a pair of heels that are so high they render you unable to walk.

Well that's me out. The only time I ever had a cleavage was when I was pregnant. I feel so excluded hmm

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