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a bit of an excuse for the film makers to get some sexy times while keeping up the pretence of moral superiority?
is, admirable though the sentiment may be, you generally get the impression the women involved don't feel especially exploited and prefer it to doing to some kind of tedious shop or bar job, so it always ends up feeling a bit patronising when people keep trying to tell them they're being exploited without them realising it.
I've not watched this one though.
and lap-dancing is. How is it admirable to patronise women who are probably far smarter than the right-on wanker doing the patronizing in the first place?
I can completely see how many people would feel it demeaning to value women only for their looks and to treat them as objects to be gawked at by lairy men in exchange for money.
But the problem is a lot of the anti-pornography/lapdancing arguments don't actually cater for the women invovled won't agree it's exploitative and actually enjoy it (and even get self-esteem benefits from doing it) leaving the anti-lapdancing lobby to either
a) deny these women exist
b) deny these women's rights to their opinion on the subject
c) deny these women really hold the women they do and claim they don't realise they're being exploited.
All 3 of which are pretty problematic positions.
I'm not saying all the women involved in pornography and lap-dancing enjoy doing it but certainly I think it's a mistake to think that none of them do and I think their existence undermines a lot of the anti-lapdancing arguments.
for the record, this right-on lefty doesn't like lap dancing etc from a personal point of view. having said that, lap-dancing/pornography does not necessarily equal exploitation of women. oh, undoubtedly it does in some cases, it always will in some cases, but it's dangerous yeah, dangerous just to assume
It's like any industry. Some who work in it will love it, others won't. Surely what these 'documentary makers' are doing is just as sexist as these so-called porno misogynists? And let's not forget the sad fact that many people get off on the feeling of being exploited.
They show you their tits for a pound in a pint glass.
WHAT CREDIT CRUNCH?
This episode in particular told me nothing new nor did it shock me or think HANG ON, it just told me what I already knew and came to a be-laitent conclusion without touching on a proper conclusion (if you know what I mean)