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tabletalker
02-16-2014, 08:32 AM
This article in Britain's Daily Mail newspaper from 2008 only came to my attention recently. It was written by a female columnist when lap-dance clubs were booming in various UK cities.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1069529/AMANDA-PLATELL-My-sickening-encounter-vermin-lap-dance-clubs---existence-degrades-all.html

Are there other examples of women's published opinions? If so, are they usually as negative as this?

slowpoke
02-16-2014, 08:58 AM
Hilarious article.

jessajames
02-16-2014, 09:42 AM
haha our richard gere. another bitter old housewife bites the dust.

ytqclys
02-16-2014, 10:24 AM
Pure bullshit. For money, football players risk repeated injury and permanent disability. Most people see football players as gutsy and courageous. For money, strippers swallow hard on their pride and let men they find unappealing talk to them and fondle them. People should see strippers as gutsy and, while perhaps less courageous, smart enough to get a better risk/reward ratio than football players do.

JessaJade
02-16-2014, 10:30 AM
The 'journalist' Amanda Platell generally does a good job of being a disgusting example of a human and the DM is a disgusting 'news'paper overall. The article is typical of both.

whirlerz
02-16-2014, 11:49 AM
I couldn't even get 1/2 way thru reading it..

tempest666
02-16-2014, 07:34 PM
Now do y'all understand why I've completely written off civilian vagina? Just not worth it.

yoda57us
02-16-2014, 08:01 PM
Now do y'all understand why I've completely written off civilian vagina? Just not worth it.

So have I...

Almost Jaded
02-16-2014, 09:41 PM
People read this bitch's crap? Anyone with half a brain wouldn't take that as "journalism".

r2468
02-16-2014, 10:55 PM
http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/National/article1376579.ece

Times have changed.

Now the clubs can be subsidised!

Wonder what the author of the op makes of that?

Kellydancer
02-16-2014, 11:18 PM
Wow so every stripper is a prostitute looking for a Richard Gere to save her. That's funny because while I did know a few prostitutes dancing I didn't know that many looking to be "saved".

sierra.
02-16-2014, 11:51 PM
lmao @ the abundance of the word "frocks"

dirtydiamond
02-16-2014, 11:55 PM
Hahahaha fuck me this is gold

starlily
02-17-2014, 12:33 AM
Excerpt from the article for those of you too lazy to click.

'My sickening encounter with the realization that I own a vagina... its existence degrades us all'

"Saturday night and five minutes after dishing up chili con carne at home to a houseful of hungry teenagers, I remembered that my now ex-husband of 15 years used to use the term 'chili con carne' to refer to my vagina.

What's most astonishing about that fact is not that it shamed me into wearing pantsuits for the rest of my life, but that I actually do have a vagina, and it's a mere nine inches as the crow flies from my bellybutton, a comparatively harmless area.

One minute I've got the kids wanting to know why there's no ice cream left, the next I am uncomfortably and sinfully aware of my own female anatomy, which with the help of Jesus I had forgotten about for the past four years.

*inserts stock photo of high heeled wedding shoes*

I had sex once. It was awful. The end."

sierra.
02-17-2014, 12:57 AM
^ flawless

arielbriel
02-17-2014, 03:00 AM
LOL boo hoo sad housewife mad her husband is getting lappies before heading home to her prude ass !

AureliaC
02-17-2014, 04:31 AM
Yeah she was sent out by her "boss" to see whats up with the club... the inner workings are a mystery, this thing called a "gentleman's club" is so new, we must explore and blog to educate our audience!

~*SwanPrincess*~
02-17-2014, 05:01 AM
I'm super tired and don't have the energy to word this nicely.
I hate this lady and everything she assumes. What a snobby, ignorant, close minded bitch.

Bone
02-17-2014, 08:35 AM
Makes you wonder if she was carrying a bible into the club with her...

pinkkitten
02-17-2014, 09:19 AM
What a sad piece of "journalism" from such a sad hateful woman.

I don't know whats more annoying: the constant insinuations of prostitution, the way the " writer" keeps comparing the girls to swarming insects, or her insistence that while the girls have so many options ( really? Free jobs that pay well? Where?) the men don't have any options but to go in since its so convenient to their homes and neighborhoods (you know, cause its the evil tempting women's fault and men can't possibly be expected to have any self-control).

Oh, and she claims " selling your body" deadens your soul. Hahahaha, I would think living with so much disgust and hatrednyowards your fellow (wo)man would deaden your soul.

TheWeirdOne
02-17-2014, 09:21 AM
I want to see a picture of her

JessaJade
02-17-2014, 09:39 AM
^ She is a witch. You can see she has some money to take care of herself and has had some 'work', she probably considers herself attractive but her bitterness shines through.

I don't really like to judge people I don't know personally but after seeing her appear on a couple of news/current affairs debate shows and reading some of her articles...complete **** of a woman.

knightwish
02-17-2014, 10:13 AM
Wow I'm floored I'm reading that editorial in 2014. This woman seems genuinely shocked about the very basics of strip clubs. Also this is in the Dailymail which is flooded with sex articles that are kinda voyeuristic about celebrities. I was kinda thinking this might be satire or clickbait and not a real article.

But then I read JessaJade's comment. Now I'm not sure what this is. Maybe the Dailymail doing an extended clickbate by giving a rather hardcore misogynist a forum. Example articles:
An article attacking women who right
Article attacking women who are involved in sexual harassment (as victims) and their lawyers (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/columnists/article-310137/But-worse-women-betraying-sex.html)
Article excusing Hugh Grant having lots of baby mommies and attacking the women (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2549877/AMANDA-PLATELL-Never-mind-Hugh-Grant-mothers-thinking.html)
Article going after single moms experiencing cuts in food allowances for their kids because they are spoilt (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2530216/PLATELLS-PEOPLE-A-self-indulgent-mother-myth-starving-Britain.html)


etc... So anyway this Amanda person. If she isn't tongue in cheek with all this then she hates all women it isn't particular to strippers.

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Appendix:

So while hunting the image up discovered that Amanda Platell was former press secretary to William Hague. She's a paid spokesperson for Homesafe which is among other things is a porn blocking app offered by TalkTalk (a UK ISP & MVNO). Guess she is for real. And I gather she wants to make a big deal of how upright and moral she is for selling her opinions and name to the highest bidder unlike those other women....

knightwish
02-17-2014, 12:22 PM
I want to see a picture of her

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JessaJade
02-17-2014, 12:56 PM
^Yeah she smiles a lot for such a bitch. One of those ugly witch smiles though

arielbriel
02-18-2014, 05:02 AM
LOL, gross.

DreamsInDigital
03-14-2014, 10:46 AM
So, the article starts with this:

"But what really goes on inside them? We sent columnist Amanda Platell to find out . . ."

And then she goes on to say, "I gather what goes on inside those private rooms depends on the girl, the client and the cash."

Wait.....she "gathers"? As in, actually has no idea because she didn't experience it? She could've saved some $$ and written this article without visiting any clubs, in that case.
Oh, and someone who authors as many articles as she does should at least know how to spell the word "matte".

Sabihah
03-15-2014, 04:15 AM
God, I wish this were surprising.

In my experience, women are far more likely to play the pussy police than men. There may be a lot of men who don't respect strippers and other sex workers, but this level of pure vitriol? Usually from a woman. And, oh, how they love to play the "think of the children!" card, however subtly.

If you're not making money, you're a sympathetic victim of the sex trade. If you're doing well, you're a greedy whore. And the Richard Gere/Pretty Woman thing? Your insecurity is showing, Amanda. Some women really want to believe they've got one up on the rest of us. If we've got the sex appeal, we shouldn't also get the money. If we've got the sex appeal and the money, well, Amanda's ilk will do their best to believe that we can at least never get the man. Ever. Even after retirement.

Vamp
03-15-2014, 09:29 AM
This is the part that I found hysterical...

"It's just sex for sale between sad strangers. And while you'd expect the men to have 'loser' written on their foreheads, for the most part they looked like regular guys.
One dancer called Katie explained that most of their clients during the week were businessmen, ordinary family men, on their way home, which is no doubt partly a consequence of having these clubs in residential areas.
They have sprung up due to a loophole in the insidious, invidious licensing laws introduced in 2005 by this Government to allow 24-hour drinking. The new legislation swept away the 'nudity clause'."

The fact he is in a strip club has nothing to do with the fact he is a man.... it is because it is located on his way home from work, it is in a residential area, it is the laws fault..... it is everyone and everything's fault but his. It isnt because he has a penis and is a sexual being. Denial isnt just a river in Egypt.

These are the kind of suburban soccer mom types that get so lost in their selfish white picket fence dream. They think men are there to provide for them and nothing else. They stop having sex after they have kids. They run around being moral crusaders! Then they are shocked when a their husband cheats on them "after they gave him so much".

Cry me a river ::)

Noelle_Noir
03-17-2014, 12:28 AM
This is the part that I found hysterical...

"It's just sex for sale between sad strangers. And while you'd expect the men to have 'loser' written on their foreheads, for the most part they looked like regular guys.
One dancer called Katie explained that most of their clients during the week were businessmen, ordinary family men, on their way home, which is no doubt partly a consequence of having these clubs in residential areas.
They have sprung up due to a loophole in the insidious, invidious licensing laws introduced in 2005 by this Government to allow 24-hour drinking. The new legislation swept away the 'nudity clause'."

The fact he is in a strip club has nothing to do with the fact he is a man.... it is because it is located on his way home from work, it is in a residential area, it is the laws fault..... it is everyone and everything's fault but his. It isnt because he has a penis and is a sexual being. Denial isnt just a river in Egypt.

These are the kind of suburban soccer mom types that get so lost in their selfish white picket fence dream. They think men are there to provide for them and nothing else. They stop having sex after they have kids. They run around being moral crusaders! Then they are shocked when a their husband cheats on them "after they gave him so much".

Cry me a river ::)

Maybe if she paid more attention to her husbands needs in the bedroom or emotionally and he would not be running to the club.

Just saying ;)

knightwish
03-17-2014, 02:58 AM
In my experience, women are far more likely to play the pussy police than men. There may be a lot of men who don't respect strippers and other sex workers, but this level of pure vitriol? Usually from a woman. And, oh, how they love to play the "think of the children!" card, however subtly.

Well written and absolutely true.

MarvelGirl
03-18-2014, 07:55 AM
LOL @ my "utterly barren existence."

Right, my life is so empty. What with my husband and my kids and my day job. Gosh, it's just so barren! LMAO

SweetJulia
03-30-2014, 06:14 AM
She's really quick to judge appearances of hotter, younger women given the fact she looks like Rosie O'Donnell after a stomach stapling operation.

Neyubit
03-30-2014, 03:18 PM
"A Czech girl admitting to being 28 and wearing a dress slashed to the crotch, slithered in beside me and proceeded to offer her wares."

"Now I have to point out that this is strictly illegal. That's why the girls let you know it's available, but it's never them that provides it (until, presumably, you open your wallet)."

"...you can't decide who makes you feel more disgusted - your client or yourself."

"I'm not sure what capacity for love a woman has left when she's wallowed in the greediest instincts a woman can have..."


Wow, what a horrific article. I can't believe they let this woman write. Most of this article doesn't even seem to be based in her experiences at the clubs, it's all her assumptions of the women's lives and what happens after work or behind closed doors.

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BrittanyDC
04-09-2014, 08:10 AM
Soooo...is she mad or nah? Perceptions rule your world.