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Hullygully Fri 08-Jul-11 16:16:44

Anyone see this last night? I thought it fab. What do people think of gay women pole dancing in their scanties for other gay women?

Hullygully Fri 08-Jul-11 16:19:48

come on, come on, I want to know.

don't know what I think. Seemed all right, yet sort of wrong.

SinicalSal Fri 08-Jul-11 16:21:55

Didn't see it...but it sounds like it might be an excuse to show women in their scanties on the telly. Women in their scanties Now with added Lesbianism!!!

BeerTricksPotter Fri 08-Jul-11 16:22:33

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Hullygully Fri 08-Jul-11 16:22:42

No no, it was a documentary. The Candy Bar is a real place.

Still sounds like an excuse to get women naked/semi-naked on TV. Agree with BTP too.

LeninGrad Fri 08-Jul-11 16:25:11

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Hullygully Fri 08-Jul-11 16:26:03

The Candy Bar was only part of it, there were also other threads. I thought it was quite interesting.

aliceliddell Fri 08-Jul-11 16:26:27

If you think judging women on appearance/sexual attractiveness etc is OK, then fine. As long as you realise there are winners and losers in the competition which inevitably results and the winners actually feel worse/have lower self esteem as well as the losers because we all feel the pressure and self consciousness. Just because women treat women like shit in the same way men do, doesn't make it progressive.

Hullygully Fri 08-Jul-11 16:26:54

And the pole dancing bit was about five seconds, it wasn't the programme I wanted to talk about, it was the women for women aspect that I thought was interesting.

steamedtreaclesponge Fri 08-Jul-11 16:28:31

Yes, the Candy Bar is definitely real - I've been there (not on poledancing night though!)

Not really sure about the women stripping for women thing. It still feels a bit like internalised 'lads mag' culture to me. I don't think that the fact that it's women perving over women makes it any less exploitative. It still encourages the objectification of women. Do the pole dancers only dance at gay nights or are they still working in straight strip clubs the rest of the time?

steamedtreaclesponge Fri 08-Jul-11 16:29:29

XP with alice - I definitely agree with that.

SinicalSal Fri 08-Jul-11 16:31:30

Don't agree with it - it's still objectification. The whole world thinks objectifying women (and increasingly men) is ok, gay women are just as likely to conform to that, imo.

Hullygully Fri 08-Jul-11 16:32:41

Well that's a bit dull (!), you all think the same thing...anyone think differently?

SinicalSal Fri 08-Jul-11 16:34:27

Actually, no, I don't think gay women are 'just as likely to conform' to our misogynistic society. A lot of the gay women I know challenge it, maybe it's a lifetime of challenging norms about women's sexuality/roles etc that's politicised them. Or maybe I'm talking through my arse with this anecdata nonsense again.

LeninGrad Fri 08-Jul-11 16:34:32

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SinicalSal Fri 08-Jul-11 16:35:36

Harmony & consensus on the Fem boards hully.... breathe in that air wink

LeninGrad Fri 08-Jul-11 16:36:05

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LeninGrad Fri 08-Jul-11 16:36:50

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LeninGrad Fri 08-Jul-11 16:38:21

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sprogger Fri 08-Jul-11 20:39:31

Oh, I saw that advertised in a tube station. HUGE black poster (the kind they put opposite the platform), with LESBIANS in 3-foot-high hot pink letters. The bit about Candy Bar was in very small print at the bottom of the ad.

Nope, not going for the let's-gape-at-lesbians crowd at all.

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