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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Danger: Women At Work

Eleanor Roosevelt once said that nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent. In the same way, a group of lap dancers from Hackney took to the streets recently (with the support of their local vicar, no less!) to demonstrate that nobody can turn you into a sex object without your consent either: and these ladies weren't for consenting.

Loretta Landon, 23, was pragmatic about her job. "Frankly, I think the men who come into the clubs are more objectified than we are," she said. "Some of them might have these romantic fantasies about us, but to us they are just walking wallets."

I couldn't find an update on this particular story, but the OBJECT campaign they were protesting about is mentioned in this interesting piece on how some feminists concentrate on the sex industry and miss all the more serious - if more insidious - kinds of exploitation.

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