What do you think when you hear the term, “pole dancing?” I think of women doing sexy moves, even stripping. I think of strip clubs, and sexy outfits. What comes to mind when I say, young girls, as young as 5, learning pole dancing?
This was on “The Talk,” a new daytime talk show. They had two mothers, and the owner of the pole dance studio. The mothers started out as students themselves. Not having daycare available to them, they would bring their young daughters. After class, the girls would play around on the bars. So, they decided to offer a class for young girls.
I appreciate both sides of every story. I don’t always agree, but I always appreciate. I understand they don’t teach anything sexual. I understand they don’t wear the provocative clothing that the adult women wear, so they say. I have seen differently, though. I understand it is similar to gymnastics, just with the bar being vertical. I know, kids need exercise. And I also know, more than anything it is a socially unacceptable thing to do, in most eyes. PC right?! I’m usually on the other side of the fence when it comes to anything politically correct.
I have only a few issues with this. Now, I do not have a daughter, but if I did, I would not want her watching me learn a sexy exercise. Because really, that is exactly what pole dancing is. It is sexual, whether you are doing it for exercise or you are an aspiring exotic dancer. I’m usually a fairly open-minded person, to each their own. But this just doesn’t sit well with me. There are so many options for exercise for young kids. There are gyms, there’s gymnastics, ballet, sports, etc. Pretty soon, everywhere, girls will be using teether ball poles to show their skills.
Why? Why teach them pole dancing, or whatever they want to call it to make it seem more PC? Am I over reacting to this? What do you all think about it? Be honest, it won’t hurt my feelings if you think I am a total stiff about it. I could go as far as to say, corporate America will whore out anyone to make a buck. It’s not a crime, in the legal sense, but to me it is a crime in the moral sense. Is it just exercise or is it crossing the line?