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hairyqueenofscots Mon 19-Nov-12 09:36:59

in my work i work with very highly qualified academics, i am support staff. they have all recently started these classes and burlesque. I have recently got very interested in the feminism on MN. I am saddened these woman are doing this ,they have everything going for them! Am i wrong? be gentle i am a learner smile

hellomarmalade Sun 23-Feb-14 00:00:12

I always thought pole dancing sounded really fun blush. It's not fair that drunken perverts got their first.

DontGiveAwayTheHomeworld Thu 20-Feb-14 15:09:49

I think pole fitness would be more akin to circus stuff - I mean, I can imagine similar things being done with ribbons, or a hanging hoop (I've actually seen the hoop stuff, it's incredible!) In that context, I don't see anything wrong with it. It would probably be quite fun, although I don't dare try it due to my distinct lack of coordination.

Pole dancing for the titillation of men is just wrong though.

Greythorne Thu 20-Feb-14 14:59:20

Do you even know what thread you have posted on? Do you know what FWR stands for?

ReadyToPopAndFresh Thu 20-Feb-14 14:53:58

Interesting first post Polerbear, however if you are trying to drum up business the feminism section is probably not your best bet.

polerbear Thu 20-Feb-14 12:03:44

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namechangeguy Mon 10-Dec-12 10:02:14

Did the OP ever come back? Did she ever ask the highly intelligent, highly qualified academics what their motivations were? Or are people just happy to read into it whatever suits their agenda?

GetAllTheThings Mon 10-Dec-12 09:40:28

Very interesting talk Gigabot

Mumsnet gets mentioned about three minutes in !

Gigabot9k Sat 08-Dec-12 13:11:55

Dr Brooke Magnanti shows that the statistics for an increase of sexual violence around lapdancing clubs are distorted.

Nigglenaggle Thu 29-Nov-12 19:43:50

*male dammit! <bangs head on keyboard>

Nigglenaggle Thu 29-Nov-12 19:42:42

I just see make dominated language as historic - lots of our language has rather odd/different origins.

Nigglenaggle Thu 29-Nov-12 19:41:45

Hehe you may use my name as a pun if you wish :P

DameMargotFountain Wed 28-Nov-12 09:13:41

it's just one of MY niggles (no pun intended) that shows how entrenched we have become in male-dominated language grin

Nigglenaggle Tue 27-Nov-12 21:54:15

Sorry for the use of guy. It genuinely never crossed my mind anyone would be offended by it.... but the same goes for many of the things put forward in the feminism section! I just feel I must be living in a different world (although in fairness may be in a different country to some of you) when I read some posts.

AnyFuckingDude Tue 27-Nov-12 21:10:41

My BP is greatly helped by forming succinctly descriptive replies. Thanks for your concern about my health though, it's much appreciated.

DameMargotFountain Tue 27-Nov-12 20:45:47

'guys' hmm

i'm not a guy, and have a really good idea that many of the feminists here aren't either


Nigglenaggle Tue 27-Nov-12 20:30:46

Gees though guys, read the talk guidelines.... waste of time typing posts no-one will read.... and its probably not helping your blood pressure.

AnyFuckingDude Tue 27-Nov-12 10:11:31

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madwomanintheattic Tue 27-Nov-12 03:15:05

Anyway, it's nice to see the visitors, back, eh?

If I'd known you were coming, I'd have baked a cake, etc etc.

madwomanintheattic Tue 27-Nov-12 03:13:55

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Nigglenaggle Mon 26-Nov-12 21:36:43

Applauds Hardwood

OneMoreChap Mon 26-Nov-12 15:38:26


Mixed views on symbolism of the maypole.

PlentyOfPubeGardens Mon 26-Nov-12 15:30:54

Maypole dances are traditionally performed by equal numbers of male and female dancers, usually children. There is not much evidence that the maypole is intended as a phallic symbol - it's at least as likely to symbolise a sacred tree, such as Yggdrasil from the Norse myths. Maypole dancing has never had any connection with sexually exploitative practices, nudity (sexual or otherwise) or the exchange of money.

So not very relevant.

OneMoreChap Mon 26-Nov-12 15:25:57

I tend to the verbose and sesquipedalian on occasions, and am addicted to the use of ellipsis, but Hardwood certainly seems to excel at it, and use of 'faux' single quotes.

Wonder if he assumes that everyone else who posts here are female/rad fem/"mantines" (what are they?).

I am none of the above and while there's all sorts of things said that I disagree with, I'd hope that I'm not quite as patronising (when I fuck up I tend not to be quite so patronised, either...)

GetAllTheThings Mon 26-Nov-12 14:48:11

One thing that is probably rather left field, but just occurred to me, is the May Pole dances.

Young women dancing in a pagan festival around a phallic symbol.

I know it's not really in the same league as pole dancing / fitness and I'm not sure if it's relevant to this thread. Just thinking aloud...

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