Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Sadly The Stigma Remains...

Sadly there is still a stigma attached to Pole Dancing.  What really is the difference here...

Are people biased because our poles are vertical as opposed to horiztonal? 

Is it the difference in apparel? 

Is it because people are associating it with being at a strip club; an exchange of money for nudity?

Pole Fitness has tremendously increased our women's confidence, self-esteem and athleticism over the past few years.  It has done so without any clothing being removed and the only people being paid-the studio owners. It is a shame that anyone is being criticized or looked down on simply because they are trying to better themselves with this new proven fitness trend.

Too many people judge first and ask questions last.  Pole Dancing is something that requires strength, stamina and determination.  If you don't believe that, I challenge you to try it yourself.  Many women who have taken up this new workout have actually come from a background of gymnastics or other forms of dance.  Other women are looking to branch out and simply try new things.

The treadmill can become oh so tiresome.  There is nothing wrong with re-inventing your routine with something new, exciting and extremely beneficial for your body.

On another note-being sexy is not a sin. We have come so far in society.  We now accept things that people 5-10 years ago would never even have dreamed of.  The Pole Dancing industry has taken a turn for the good, so we need to embrace it now more than ever.

I am confident that it will one day be accepted.  Not by all, but by most.  There will always be that group of naysayers, in every situation, but we need to stand strong. Once Pole Dancing makes it to the Olympics, which is a very real possibility, what will people have to say then?  Will it finally be recognized as a legit sport?

No one should have to endure ridicule for putting a positive spin on something that may have been frowned upon in the past.  I give kudos to all of the woman who are standing up for what they believe in.

I would love to hear your comment on this!


  1. I had an entry on my blog similar to this! I can't stand the fact that people still judge us, who do pole dancing as a fitness sport.

    I still get those "weird" looks from people when I say I'm a part time pole dancing instructor. Especially from the Malay community in Malaysia. Being a Malay myself, it's hard being scrutinized but I couldn't care less. My family and friends are behind me on this 100% and I'm willing to brace whatever that comes my way.

  2. Good for you! I feel the same way. People who judge are obviously very close-minded people. Represent what you love!

  3. Gayathiri PathmanathanJanuary 28, 2010 at 7:57 AM

    I posted a note of similar content on Facebook. It's wonderful hearing pole-dancers defend their craft. Pole-dancing is one of the most beautiful forms of self-expression!

  4. Let them judge away! They are all hypocrites! Yep I said it! Dang it , I wish I could do some of those moves LOL

  5. Scream loud and proud Pole Dancers. Quite women rarely make history or get their way.