Ban All Strip Clubs?

27 Mar

Johanna Sigurdardottir, prime minister of Iceland.

Johanna Sigurdardottir, prime minister of Iceland.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/mar/25/iceland-most-feminist-country

Iceland has done it, but would this be possible in England?

I hope so.

There is a notion now, which seems to be gathering momentum, that taking your clothes off is akin to liberation and empowerment. But to me, this is totally opposed to feminism. I worry that women are lured by promises of easy money and domination, but instead are left with experiences that can never be erased.

When a person is seen solely as an object, and totally dehumanised, this surely has a detrimental effect on both the ‘customer’ and the stripper.*

Equality cannot be achieved whilst this totally unequal practice continues.

*See Natasha Walters, Living Dolls: The Return of Sexism (2010), pages 39-62 and 102-118 for a more thorough argument and evidence to support this point.

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