Okay, okay, so all of you are like, yes, Miss Pop Rocks, with your feminism and your women's rights thang, we didn't expect you to like Flirty Girl Fitness.
And you know what? You're right! I hate Flirty Girl Fitness! I think it is completely sick and twisted. What that Hell are we coming to as a society?
What is Flirty Girl Fitness, you may be asking? Well, I'll tell you. It is a series of fitness tapes that embraces the idea that women can gain a firm booty and killer abs by mimicking the moves of women who take off their clothes for a living. And it comes with your very own pole! (Seriously. I am serious. Check out the website.)
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I don't even know what to say. I've actually known a few sex workers in my time, and there are some great women working in the industry. But I'm sorry, I don't think there's any reason to glamorize it. Most strippers I know dated women for a while, and for good reason. When you've had Uncle Fred and his buddies from the office stick sweaty twenties down your ta tas every night for a year so you have enough money to buy food for your kids, you sort of get off the men thing.
Flirty Girl Fitness. Who are they even fooling with that name? Flirty girl. Back in my flirting days, I preferred witty banter and nervous, shy smiles to wrapping myself around a pole or shaking my booty as I grip the back of a chair. I wouldn't classify that as flirty so much as straight up pimpin' yourself out, yo.
I am so glad I'm no longer a 16-year-old girl. I wouldn't even know what to do if I was growing up right now. We're a society that continues to hypersexualize young girls and mainstream pornography, yet we refuse to teach comprehensive sex ed to our teenagers. This is a recipe for total disaster. And I don't think Flirty Girl Fitness is really helping matters.
Okay. `Nuff said. I'll go back to my room to read Betty Friedan now and leave you all to your happy, pole-dancing ways. Sigh.