Feeling more than a little irritated by the number of people that are equating Miley Cyrus to a stripper, simply because she pole danced at The Teen Choice Awards. Okay I agree that Miley is a little young for aerobic pole dancing and The Teen Choice Awards are probably not the best spot for her to demo her moves, but pole dancing does NOT make Miley a stripper or a stripper-in-training. It’s simply a great form of exercise that is fun and empowering. And really people, have you not got something better to do with your time than criticize a teenager?!?
Pole dancing is great aerobic exercise and does NOT mean your learning to be a stripper. If your mature enough, aerobic pole dance is a great workout, liberating and empowering. It makes every woman feel like the sexy devil she should, no matter her age, shape or size. And I for one think that’s fantastic.
Sometimes I wonder if we shouldn’t be spending less time criticizing others choices, but rather taking a good hard look at ourselves. And this is definitely one area that thats the case. When I’m in my coaching sessions, Jennifer doesn’t fixate on how I can change and criticize the people around me, but rather on self exploration. If you equate every gal that pole dances with a stripper, then I query your worldly views on women. If you equate all pole dancing with stripping then I question if this is not how you look at women.
I for one do pole dance for exercise and for fun. Does that make me a stripper? Absolutely not. I am an educated woman and I know many other educated women that also enjoy pole dancing.
To be honest, its exhilarating. It takes part of me back to the monkey bars in the playground and the other part of me it helps to remind me of what beautiful and sexy creatures we women are. Very empowering!
Am I embarrassed to have taken aerobic pole dancing classes? Absolutely not. My parents know. They think its funny. I’ve even shown them a few dance moves and my Mom wrote about it in the family Christmas Card. And I can tell you I come from a highly educated family, where manners are paramount, so don’t even suggest its in poor taste.
So in future, before criticizing, might I suggest that you try what your passing judgment on first (unless of course, it’s illegal).