I just had a couple of quick things that I wanted to share with you all!
So I literally just found this video on my Facebook newsfeed not too long ago… and honestly, it kind of blew my mind. It also led me to some interesting thoughts.
I found this video of a woman pole dancing. Okay, now first off I want to address the taboos that society has behind pole dancers and, well… strippers in general.
I find it interesting that as a society we think that it’s degrading for women to strip or to pole dance, when, at least in my opinion, it’s kind of applaud-able.
To me, I think it’s amazing to see women who have the courage to be proud of their bodies and to embrace their sexuality. I think often times in modern society, women are typically too afraid of embracing their sexuality for fear of being called a slut (which, remind me is ANOTHER topic that I need to write on soon… you all will be subjected to my thoughts of the word ‘slut’).
I mean, granted, it’s not a good thing if people are stripping because that’s the only way to make money - but even then, I think that those women are doing what they believe they have to do for themselves and/or their families.
But pole dancing is especially incredible to me because clearly, those women who pole dance have a LOT of body strength. This particular video shows this women literally holding herself in the air and not even wobbling or appearing to shake!
I’m happy that a lot of people are starting to recognize this as an actual strength activity, though, with many classes teaching pole dancing (you can click here to learn more about a variation of those classes… they are called X-Pole Dance at Crunch fitness).
I am really impressed with this woman, though, for taking the normal thoughts of pole dancing and putting this particular dance into more of an artistic context. Some or even many of you may feel differently, but personally, I think this girl is amazing. Here is the video for your viewing pleasures: