Last Tuesday as the clock hit the magical hour of lunchtime I settled into my daily routine. I grabbed my second cup of coffee, munched on leftovers from my home cooked meal the night before, and fired up my favorite websites to take my mind away from the crushingly boring documents I was reading at my job. Strip clubs! It was the trifecta of awesome. This article was calling to me like hunny to Pooh Bear. And both times it was a fabulous gay old time.
Why Being a Lesbian Stripper Is Harder Than You Might Think
Why Being a Lesbian Stripper Is Harder Than You Might Think - VICE
W hen I was a young lesbian feminist campaigning to overthrow patriarchy, what irked me most was the fact that some men would impose their own idiotic view of my sexuality on me, by asking if I would perform threesomes with them, or titillate them with a porny kissing display with my girlfriend. Today it would seem that, for a number of lesbians, dissatisfaction and anger at being viewed as a male sex toy has been replaced with the desire to become as badly behaved as they are, paradoxically in the name of equality. Last week the Washington Times reported that a lesbian, Tamara Yatkin, who was refused entry to a California strip club because she was not accompanied by a man, is suing the owners for discrimination on the grounds of gender and sexual orientation. The club's manager is alleged to have said to Yatkin that it was policy not to allow women entrance unless they were with a man, because of "past problems". I have no doubt that Yatkin was denied entry because of her gender and sexuality, and, in both law and principle, that makes it discrimination. But how have we got to a situation where some of us are trying to enter such bastions of male privilege rather than campaign against the sexual exploitation of women? Lesbians behaving badly is, unfortunately, nothing new.