i prefer not to think of it as ‘september’ but rather ‘pre-october’
Stopping mid sentence to announce that it’s 4:20
sad girl crush - a playlist for when you don’t know if she likes you back & you are sad. (all female artists, female pronouns in most songs, (neutral pronouns in the rest) several out lgbt artists)
track listing: counting stars - angel haze / teenage dirtbag - mary lambert / let her go - arden cho / te amo - rihanna / summertime sadness - angel haze / sweater weather - kina grannis / i could be - kyla la grange / jenny - lily sevin / take her from you - dev
Like seriously, why isn’t pole dancing an olympic sport? This is freakin gymnastics. This is strength and skill. This is not sexual whatsoever. Why does pole dancing have to be so stigmatised as a sexual thing that only strippers do? I have great respect for all people who can pull this off. This is art and beauty right here.
Because pole dancing was originated by strippers/sex workers. Pole dancing is their fucking job. All I’m hearing is sex shaming bullshit like “Oh look this takes actual talent and ‘classy’ women should do it as a sport so let’s not let those strippers ruin it by making it sexual while earning a living.”Stop making it seem like sex work is shameful.
I have no intention of shaming sex workers, but the origins of the pole dance are much more complicated!
In India, the poledancing sport of Mallakhamb dates back to the 12th century, and even today holds championships across the country. (Fun fact: it’s also a fairly strict male-only sport!) In China, pole dancing also dates back to the 12th century, and is still a common part of Chinese acrobatic acts today.
The first record of poledancing as we know it in the US today occurred in the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, where Little Egypt’s “hoochie coochie” dance (a mixture of pole and belly dancing) was incredibly successful.