It seems like everywhere I looked this year, there were half-naked ( if not fully naked women) hanging off of a pole. In music videos, movies, the Instagram popular page, just all over the place. Now, I don’t knock what these women do, that’s their business but I can’t help but question, when did becoming a stripper become more appealing? Is it because it’s glamourized by music videos and Love & Hip-Hop? What happened to the young women that aspired to be lawyers, nurses, entrepreneurs, physicians, market analysts, etc.? Is aspiring to become a stripper the “it” thing to do?
I do think that women should do whatever they please in order to take care of themselves and their families. When I was growing up, a woman saw stripping or “dancing” as a last resort to pay bills, school loans, rent and buy Christmas presents for their children. It wasn’t a lifestyle, it was a job. But I worry about how much this part of nightlife is glamourized in front of the eyes of extremely-impressionable young girls in our society. From Rihanna in “Pour It Up”to Instagram images of fake asses and money spreads on the floor, I’m just wondering, what’s next for 2015?