I agree totally. A kink is beyond your control, to a certain extent; you get turned on by what you get turned on by, and you shouldn't get punished or shamed for being turned on by it. Ok, if it's illegal and you act on it, then you get punished...but that's the action and not the act of being turned on by it in the first place, and that's going into a sticky grey area that I want to avoid in this thread since it's off topic.
And yeah, that thing about erotic dancers...although, in my general circle of people I know, nobody actually looks down on dancers. Maybe we're weird, but we all know full well how bloody hard it is to be a stripper / pole dancer - I've tried some PD classes, just to see what it was all about since I heard it was good exercise and MY GOD I was in pain for a week
afterwards - and more jokes are made about the people going there. Ok, more jokes are made about the Strip-Club Buffet than the clients or the strippers, but eh. Maybe it's just that I hang around with very sex-positive people, I dunno. As far as I'm concerned, sex sells. People have always and will always be interested in sex, so if you have people who want to pay to get a cute girl (or guy) to dance and gyrate on you, then more power to you. Likewise if you're a stripper and you're good at it and you've
chosen to do it, then again, more power to you, your choice, I ain't gonna tell you that you're not allowed to do it. Yeah, it's a scummy job in some areas, but hey...everybody in dire straits needs to take up a scummy job. Personally speaking, I'd rather gyrate in a dark club in a thong than go wading through city sewers all day, BUT that's just me.
Anyway, off topic.
Point is, I agree; erotic dancing shaming should be fought against,
alas, too many Third Wave Feminists - not all, probably not even most, but a lot of them - use double standards and hypocrisy in their rhetoric and that's something I try to distance myself on.
No, not derailing this conversation in that direction.
"Vote Trump" is so totally my new safeword.