100% of the women reported physical abuse in the club.
100% of the women reported sexual abuse in the club.
100% of the women reported verbal harassment in the club.
100% of the women reported being propositioned for prostitution in the club.
100% of women also witnessed these things happening to other strippers in the club
The women in the survey reported that customers have
1. spit on them
2. sprayed beer at them
3. flicked lit cigarettes at them
4. pelted them with ice, coins, trash, condoms, room keys, pornography, and golf balls
5. hit them with cans and bottles
6. pulled their hair
7. yanked them by the arm or ankle
8. ripped their costumes or tried to pull their costumes off.
9. bitten, licked, slapped, punched, and pinched them
All of which I had experienced when I was in the sex industry as well.
Even more these are the things they’re thinking about while they’re gyrating for you -
“I daydream about nothing in particular to pass the time of 12 minutes.”
“I’m thinking about how good I look in the mirrors and how good I feel in dance movements.”
“I tell myself to smile.”
“I think about getting high and that I am making money to get high.”
“I am giving these guys every chance to be decent, so that I don’t have to be afraid of them.”
“I am filled with disdain for the customers who do not tip, but sit and watch and direct you to do things for no money.”
“I think of how cheap these fuckers are, what bills I need to pay.”
And, when they’re doing that lapdance? Again, most of the things I have felt before myself when I was working in the sex industry -
Strippers engaged in private dances reported these reactions:
“I don’t want him to touch me, but I am afraid he will say something violent if I tell him ‘no’.”
“I was thinking about doing prostitution because that’s when customers would proposition me.”
“I could only think about how bad these guys smell and try to hold my breath.”
“I spent the dance hyper-vigilant to avoiding their hands, mouths, and crotches.”
“I was glad we were allowed to place towels on the guys’ laps, so it wasn’t so bad.”
“I don’t remember because it was so embarrassing.”
Still think those women just love what they’re doing?
|—||Kelly Holsopple’s research study called Stripclubs by Strippers, recounted by Biting Beaver (via jackblogguy)|