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nevver:

Toothpaste for dinner

nevver:

Toothpaste for dinner

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be mine, Meg.

be mine, Meg.

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sad

What?

Stores have Easter sales? 

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magicmikexox:

havesomehoney:

magicmikexox:

As a freshman who is currently unemployed, lack of money is something that basically unanimous among college students. I’ve had the luxury of working a few jobs, worked 40 hour weeks, and was excited to get paid $10 an hour. It is difficult to make money in college, yet one of the best jobs for girls is to strip. Take away the fact they are taking off their clothes, they are doing what it takes to make a living and be able to pay the bills to go to school. I personally know girls who strip and they are no different than any of my others friends. Stripping to them is a job, that is it, a way of income so that they can pay their bills, go to school, and go on to work the job they want, and live the life they want. Stripping is a means to an end.  The average stripper makes over $35 an hour…minimum wage nationally is $7.25 an hour. Stripping= Living comfortably

OK, let’s talk about a few things here. Firstly, I don’t understand how that terrible image has ANYTHING to do with your attempt to argue that this profession is a way for women to ‘live comfortably.’ Just looking at it makes me sick. Secondly, strippers don’t just have to ‘take off their clothes’ to suddenly be swimming in cash. Not every club abides by the rules or regulates its customers’ behavior in a way that keeps its girls safe. Consider some of the likely stresses that many women in this profession have to deal with:
being gazed at for HOURS
being touched inappropriately
being spoken to inappropriately
mistreatment from management
likely competition with coworkers
possible pressure for substance abuse
possible pressure for prostitution
Yeah, your $10/hr job was a LUXURY because YOU likely did not have to worry about being subjected to many of these stresses. Strippers ARE people, and they should not have to be subjected to any kind of mistreatment in the workplace.
AND don’t even get me started with the social stigma surrounding women who work in this industry. This is not necessarily a socially ‘acceptable’ profession. There is ADDED PRESSURE from parents, future employers, future partners (or current partners), etc. 
This is not to say that all of these women are mistreated, but THINK about it next time you try to say that “one of the best jobs for girls is to strip.”
UGH. 

Okay, maybe that wasn’t the best word when I said it was the best job. But let me make something very clear, is the act of stripping and pornography something that is “good”. No. But what is to be said is that stripping is a choice, the problems that as you have mentioned go on within it do exist. There is a difference to strip because you have to make money, and stripping because you choose to do that as a living. The people that I know who strip go to work; they dance, they are not touched by anyone or that person is removed from the premises. They are not doing “extra” things beyond dancing. They treat their job as a job. 
Next point of topic, I believe your issue is more a fundamental issue. Our country, no, the world as a whole, is a bunch of perverts, yes perverts. Most of the world allows for prostitution, the U.S allows for strippers. But one thing that I tried to focus on was doing something to pay the bills. If there was a choice between having to pay for my education so I may have the ability to get a suitable future job, than I’m doing whatever it takes. I understand that stripping is not a great line of business, but it is what it is. Security over the past 10 years has greatly increased, strip clubs don’t allow for their girls to do anything with customers, with the threat of being fired. 
My main point that I am trying to get across is that I understand that stripping is not a great line of business, but its something that pays very graciously, its a job, it is a means to an end. It is a means to paying the bills, it is a means to have a home. As mentioned before if their were other jobs that payed better, if they could work other more socially acceptable jobs, most likely they would do so. But basic entry level position don’t pay well, so these people go into stripping, fully understanding what they are doing. Once again its a choice, no one is forcing them to do so, but if they choose to strip, I don’t feel like they should be treated any differently than if they worked a socially acceptable job.

The people you know are very fortunate if the club they work at is regulated strictly and professionally. I&#8217;m sure, though, that there are many places where this is not the case. Saying that &#8220;it is what it is&#8221; is part of the problem. This kind of attitude suggests that the industry cannot be changed and that we have to work AROUND the stigma and the poor regulations rather than ELIMINATE them. 
My issue is of course a fundamental one, because there is something fundamentally troubling about how this business treats its workers. You, too, present a fundamental issue with this profession when you say &#8220;I don&#8217;t feel like they should be treated any differently than if they worked a socially acceptable job.&#8221; THIS statement shows that you desire some kind of respect for ALL kinds of work: Why do we judge women (or men) for a line of work that CAN help them make a living wage? Why has it taken so long for laws or regulations to be created to protect these workers? 
What was so troubling about your original post was, in part, your &#8216;argument&#8217;, but also that you SEEM to have some kind of respect for these workers; YET, you posted that horrible and objectifying image. It says &#8220;I might say that I care about/respect my friends who do this work, but really I just think that a stripper is a woman who I can throw shit on and humiliate, and Woo! I get to see her naked, too.&#8221; 

magicmikexox:

havesomehoney:

magicmikexox:

As a freshman who is currently unemployed, lack of money is something that basically unanimous among college students. I’ve had the luxury of working a few jobs, worked 40 hour weeks, and was excited to get paid $10 an hour. It is difficult to make money in college, yet one of the best jobs for girls is to strip. Take away the fact they are taking off their clothes, they are doing what it takes to make a living and be able to pay the bills to go to school. I personally know girls who strip and they are no different than any of my others friends. Stripping to them is a job, that is it, a way of income so that they can pay their bills, go to school, and go on to work the job they want, and live the life they want. Stripping is a means to an end.  The average stripper makes over $35 an hour…minimum wage nationally is $7.25 an hour. Stripping= Living comfortably

OK, let’s talk about a few things here. Firstly, I don’t understand how that terrible image has ANYTHING to do with your attempt to argue that this profession is a way for women to ‘live comfortably.’ Just looking at it makes me sick. Secondly, strippers don’t just have to ‘take off their clothes’ to suddenly be swimming in cash. Not every club abides by the rules or regulates its customers’ behavior in a way that keeps its girls safe. Consider some of the likely stresses that many women in this profession have to deal with:

  • being gazed at for HOURS
  • being touched inappropriately
  • being spoken to inappropriately
  • mistreatment from management
  • likely competition with coworkers
  • possible pressure for substance abuse
  • possible pressure for prostitution

Yeah, your $10/hr job was a LUXURY because YOU likely did not have to worry about being subjected to many of these stresses. Strippers ARE people, and they should not have to be subjected to any kind of mistreatment in the workplace.

AND don’t even get me started with the social stigma surrounding women who work in this industry. This is not necessarily a socially ‘acceptable’ profession. There is ADDED PRESSURE from parents, future employers, future partners (or current partners), etc. 

This is not to say that all of these women are mistreated, but THINK about it next time you try to say that “one of the best jobs for girls is to strip.”

UGH. 

Okay, maybe that wasn’t the best word when I said it was the best job. But let me make something very clear, is the act of stripping and pornography something that is “good”. No. But what is to be said is that stripping is a choice, the problems that as you have mentioned go on within it do exist. There is a difference to strip because you have to make money, and stripping because you choose to do that as a living. The people that I know who strip go to work; they dance, they are not touched by anyone or that person is removed from the premises. They are not doing “extra” things beyond dancing. They treat their job as a job. 

Next point of topic, I believe your issue is more a fundamental issue. Our country, no, the world as a whole, is a bunch of perverts, yes perverts. Most of the world allows for prostitution, the U.S allows for strippers. But one thing that I tried to focus on was doing something to pay the bills. If there was a choice between having to pay for my education so I may have the ability to get a suitable future job, than I’m doing whatever it takes. I understand that stripping is not a great line of business, but it is what it is. Security over the past 10 years has greatly increased, strip clubs don’t allow for their girls to do anything with customers, with the threat of being fired. 

My main point that I am trying to get across is that I understand that stripping is not a great line of business, but its something that pays very graciously, its a job, it is a means to an end. It is a means to paying the bills, it is a means to have a home. As mentioned before if their were other jobs that payed better, if they could work other more socially acceptable jobs, most likely they would do so. But basic entry level position don’t pay well, so these people go into stripping, fully understanding what they are doing. Once again its a choice, no one is forcing them to do so, but if they choose to strip, I don’t feel like they should be treated any differently than if they worked a socially acceptable job.

The people you know are very fortunate if the club they work at is regulated strictly and professionally. I’m sure, though, that there are many places where this is not the case. Saying that “it is what it is” is part of the problem. This kind of attitude suggests that the industry cannot be changed and that we have to work AROUND the stigma and the poor regulations rather than ELIMINATE them. 

My issue is of course a fundamental one, because there is something fundamentally troubling about how this business treats its workers. You, too, present a fundamental issue with this profession when you say “I don’t feel like they should be treated any differently than if they worked a socially acceptable job.” THIS statement shows that you desire some kind of respect for ALL kinds of work: Why do we judge women (or men) for a line of work that CAN help them make a living wage? Why has it taken so long for laws or regulations to be created to protect these workers? 

What was so troubling about your original post was, in part, your ‘argument’, but also that you SEEM to have some kind of respect for these workers; YET, you posted that horrible and objectifying image. It says “I might say that I care about/respect my friends who do this work, but really I just think that a stripper is a woman who I can throw shit on and humiliate, and Woo! I get to see her naked, too.” 

magicmikexox:

As a freshman who is currently unemployed, lack of money is something that basically unanimous among college students. I’ve had the luxury of working a few jobs, worked 40 hour weeks, and was excited to get paid $10 an hour. It is difficult to make money in college, yet one of the best jobs for girls is to strip. Take away the fact they are taking off their clothes, they are doing what it takes to make a living and be able to pay the bills to go to school. I personally know girls who strip and they are no different than any of my others friends. Stripping to them is a job, that is it, a way of income so that they can pay their bills, go to school, and go on to work the job they want, and live the life they want. Stripping is a means to an end.  The average stripper makes over $35 an hour…minimum wage nationally is $7.25 an hour. Stripping= Living comfortably

OK, let&#8217;s talk about a few things here. Firstly, I don&#8217;t understand how that terrible image has ANYTHING to do with your attempt to argue that this profession is a way for women to &#8216;live comfortably.&#8217; Just looking at it makes me sick. Secondly, strippers don&#8217;t just have to &#8216;take off their clothes&#8217; to suddenly be swimming in cash. Not every club abides by the rules or regulates its customers&#8217; behavior in a way that keeps its girls safe. Consider some of the likely stresses that many women in this profession have to deal with:
being gazed at for HOURS
being touched inappropriately
being spoken to inappropriately
mistreatment from management
likely competition with coworkers
possible pressure for substance abuse
possible pressure for prostitution
Yeah, your $10/hr job was a LUXURY because YOU likely did not have to worry about being subjected to many of these stresses. Strippers ARE people, and they should not have to be subjected to any kind of mistreatment in the workplace.
AND don&#8217;t even get me started with the social stigma surrounding women who work in this industry. This is not necessarily a socially &#8216;acceptable&#8217; profession. There is ADDED PRESSURE from parents, future employers, future partners (or current partners), etc. 
This is not to say that all of these women are mistreated, but THINK about it next time you try to say that &#8220;one of the best jobs for girls is to strip.&#8221;
UGH. 

magicmikexox:

As a freshman who is currently unemployed, lack of money is something that basically unanimous among college students. I’ve had the luxury of working a few jobs, worked 40 hour weeks, and was excited to get paid $10 an hour. It is difficult to make money in college, yet one of the best jobs for girls is to strip. Take away the fact they are taking off their clothes, they are doing what it takes to make a living and be able to pay the bills to go to school. I personally know girls who strip and they are no different than any of my others friends. Stripping to them is a job, that is it, a way of income so that they can pay their bills, go to school, and go on to work the job they want, and live the life they want. Stripping is a means to an end.  The average stripper makes over $35 an hour…minimum wage nationally is $7.25 an hour. Stripping= Living comfortably

OK, let’s talk about a few things here. Firstly, I don’t understand how that terrible image has ANYTHING to do with your attempt to argue that this profession is a way for women to ‘live comfortably.’ Just looking at it makes me sick. Secondly, strippers don’t just have to ‘take off their clothes’ to suddenly be swimming in cash. Not every club abides by the rules or regulates its customers’ behavior in a way that keeps its girls safe. Consider some of the likely stresses that many women in this profession have to deal with:

Yeah, your $10/hr job was a LUXURY because YOU likely did not have to worry about being subjected to many of these stresses. Strippers ARE people, and they should not have to be subjected to any kind of mistreatment in the workplace.

AND don’t even get me started with the social stigma surrounding women who work in this industry. This is not necessarily a socially ‘acceptable’ profession. There is ADDED PRESSURE from parents, future employers, future partners (or current partners), etc. 

This is not to say that all of these women are mistreated, but THINK about it next time you try to say that “one of the best jobs for girls is to strip.”

UGH. 

GABBY, I’M DYING LOL

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