A popular myth states that you never see a stripper outside a club; they are a fantasy confined to the inside. Yet the dancers at the Condor are different: most met their long-term loves right here, stepping out of the fantasy world of stripping into a real-life relationship. So much for online dating. You heard that right — all they had to do to find Mr. Right was don a pair of stilettos and shake it. Meet the Strippers.
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Welcome to Elle Oh Elle , where Portland-based writer and entertainer Elle Stanger takes your sex life from subpar to subversive. Find more of her musings here. It was my first time in a sex club. And for all my experience with nightlife and sex as a professional stripper, I had little experience with a combination of the two. I admit: I was nervous. Would I be safe from creepy dudes?
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Earlier this year, Iceland passed a stripping ban, shutting down every lap dance club and tittie bar in the country. It was heralded as feminist victory throughout the world. Steinunn Valdis Oskarsdottir, a lawmaker in Iceland, told CBC , "Women who work at strip clubs are in many cases the victims of human trafficking and other kinds of abuse. I have been working in this field for almost 15 years and not yet have I met one woman who dances at strip clubs because she wants to. I read that statement in bed one morning after a night of performing lap dances and nearly laughed at its boldness.
To me, that was feminism in practice. Over the course of her year career, she has amassed a wealth of first-hand experience, which she now uses to challenge stigma, expose exploitation and continually mobilise the East London Strippers Collective, which she founded in response to a law designed to crack down on sex work. Strip clubs were heavily affected by the legislation which, according to Clare, ironically worsened conditions. After an overwhelming public campaign in support of the clubs, a handful were allowed to remain open.