15 Oct 2010

Pole Dancing for Little Girls: Train up a child in the way of…a prostitute?

HT to Stacey McDonald.

Women perform pole tricks during a Polepeople pole dancing class May 3, 2006 in London, England.

Pole dancing classes for little girls?

“So what?” some say. “At least children are getting some exercise!”

Tammy Morris, owner of Tantra Fitness that offers these classes (and is considering a “mommy and me” pole class), has this to say:

“Children have no (erotic) association with the pole whatsoever,” says Morris, arguing that kids would see the same apparatus at a firehall, playground or circus. “Unless you teach someone how to grind and make reference to taking off your clothing, there’s nothing wrong with it.”

Hmmm…then I wonder why Tammy has given these titles to her classes: Bellylicious, Sexy Flexy, Pussycat Dawls and Promiscuous Girls.

Oh, did I mention that Tammy is a a former exotic dance champion? And that she also offers Exotic Dance and Lap Dance classes? (Age restrictions apply, she says, and the girls must have a waiver signed by their parents.)

Another blogger had this to say:

You might as well put them in short shorts with the words “look at me perv” scrawled across the butt.

And, last year, 16-year-old Disney star, Miley Cyrus, proved quite the role model, demonstrating her pole dancing skills at the Teen Choice Awards. Nice.

At least feminist writer Jessica Wakeman is honest and calls out the exercise explanation as disingenuous.

“I clearly understand that we’re not talking about a pole-dancing class for kids; it’s an exercise class on a pole,” says Wakeman, who writes for pop-culture site The Frisky. “But there are cultural messages here that people need to be honest about.”

Can you think of any other exercise for children? Hmmm….

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8 responses to “Pole Dancing for Little Girls: Train up a child in the way of…a prostitute?”

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    This is just…. ick
    Next thing you know, she’ll be coaching the young US team for the 2016 Olympics.

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    I have a relative who I know lives in a world made up of women who cackle about things like this and the “uptight prudes” that have a problem with. These women dress in skin tight, super short, low cut clothing, have girls’ night drinking parties and dress up their little daughters as miniature versions of themselves. Oh, and she calls herself “Catholic.”

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    i pray for my little grandaughter not to be become a miniature version of her mother. she is only 3, but her mother is dressed so sexy. please pray.

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