Stripping

Stop Misusing the Term 'Empowerment'

Helen Reeves | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Reeves

With the common mantra that "sex sells" and the idea that we have now reached a cultural peak of sexual openness and opportunity, a so-called 'post-feminist' outlook might argue that women today are now more sexually empowered to make a broader range of sexual choices. But whilst it's laudable that women are allowed to be sexual and openly enjoy sex; surely empowerment would be doing that on our own terms?

Students Becoming Strippers Not For Money, But For 'Excitement And Sexual Attraction'

The Huffington Post UK | Anna Rhodes | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Students are taking up stripping because they enjoy it, not as a result of economic necessity, a recent study has revealed. Some females choose to ...

Why Do Strippers Need Forgiveness?

Sheila Hageman | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sheila Hageman

If Strip Church is about helping strippers who are looking to get out of the business, well then, bravo. But if it's also about implying that they need to be forgiven for their pasts, it feels like they're layering on their own belief system and values on these women.

'Strip Clubs Save Marriages' Says Female Anthropologist

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

"But they made me!" has long been the battle cry for a man who has just been rumbled by his other half for having visited a strip club. But accord...

Sarah Dean

Should Female Footballers Get Their Kit Off Like Becks?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Dean | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK Sport

Everton Ladies forward Toni Duggan has revealed she'd strip off for magazines as it's "a good way of advertising the sport and healthy eating”. S...

Dancing Dirty for the Disadvantaged

Kandy Klein | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Kandy Klein

To perceive the sex industry as a resource for those who desires can be judged as abnormal is to miss its role as a facility for those who are sometimes seen as being abnormal themselves, and so find themselves coming to us for a form of social sanctuary.

Lapdancers 'Don't Need To Be Able To Dance' Researchers Discover

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK

Lapdancers aren't valued primarily for their dancing ability, a study has found. They no longer need dancing skills because club owners prefer wome...

Great Debates: Can Stripping Ever Be A Feminist Act?

Posted 06.03.2012 | UK

Can stripping ever be a feminist act? In the first of our Great Debates on The Huffington Post UK, you can read both sides of the argument and have yo...

Why Stripping Can Never Be A Feminist Act

Navprit Rai | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Navprit Rai

In the vast majority of cases it is women who strip and men who watch and pay - and it doesn't help the feminist cause because it reinforces sexual objectification of women in three important ways.

Why Stripping Can Be A Feminist Act

Sheila Hageman | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Sheila Hageman

It's taken me a while to own that not only am I a feminist now, but I always have been, even when I was a stripper. And for me, being a feminist is about not apologising for the decisions I make or made about the ways I choose to use my body and see myself as a woman in this world.

Stripperaoke: Stripping And Karaoke, Together At Last

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 22.02.2012 | UK Comedy

Ever wanted to sing cheesy songs while women remove clothes beside you? Well, today is your lucky day then, because 'Stripperaoke' is here, and it off...

Cover Girls Images from Sports Illustrated to French Elle (and Me)

Sheila Hageman | Posted 14.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Sheila Hageman

I have often felt anger at judgments made toward strippers or nude models or porn actresses. The people who argue that what "those" women do is wrong, but that what Sports Illustrated models or fashion magazine cover girls do is acceptable. Who is to say which does more harm?

Job Choice: The Dilemma about Being a Stripper

Sheila Hageman | Posted 04.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Sheila Hageman

When I was 18, I faced a money dilemma and ended up choosing stripping in New York City in places like Scores and Flashdancers over selling shoes. And while I did make some good cash, I had mixed feelings about what I was doing too.

What Strippers Want For Christmas

Kandy Klein | Posted 17.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Kandy Klein

It tells you something about the human condition that as the alleged festival of family unity and general goodwill lurches into view people feel compelled to stay out later, drink more, spend money they haven't got and form inadvisable relationships.

Dear Wannabe Well-Knowns

Jo Rourke | Posted 18.12.2011 | UK
Jo Rourke

I know you'll have heard in the news about women stripping/posing/glamour modelling their way through university and how this makes them "empowered women". I also believe that in your private moments, unfilled with noise and devoid of delusions, you know this is wrong.

Stripping for Tuition Fees: It's Too Easy for Companies to Make Their Own Headlines

Matt Burgess | Posted 05.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education
Matt Burgess

The UK boss of one of the biggest strip clubs in the country has said that students should strip to help them pay their tuition fees.

Lucy Sherriff

'I Am So Angry': Spearmint Rhino Boss Fumes Over Misquotes On Student Strippers

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 04.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

John Specht, UK vice-president of lap-dancing chain Spearmint Rhino, has hit out at the media for manipulating the comments he made in an interview ov...

Spearmint Rhino Boss Accused Of 'Urging' Students To Strip

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 04.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

The boss of Spearmint Rhino has said hard-up students should consider stripping as a way to pay for university tuition fees, according to various medi...