-- Proverbs 31:10
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As I said here:
A sexual woman is just too threatening to be allowed any kind of autonomy. She must be labeled, defined, constrained, diminished, and, even, owned.
Apparently even an organization dedicated to breast health, finds the exhibition of said breasts too damaging to its image.
The Breast Cancer Society of Canada has rejected the offer of thousands of dollars from a fundraising group of exotic dancers in Vancouver.
Exotic Dancers for Cancer holds an annual charity event in memory of a former dancer who lost her life to the disease.
Last year, the event raised $6,000.
However, former dancer Trina Ricketts said the society sent her an e-mail declining the money this year, because its major donors did not support a connection to exotic dancers.
Now, in all honesty, I'm no fan of the exotic dance industry. I think it's exploitive and degrading. But that has more to do with the misogynistic cultural climate in which it was spawned, than with the female form it displays. To treat the women in it as lesser beings, disregarding their money, compassion, and sisterhood, is more degrading still.
"I really feel that it's a strong indication of the degree of the stigma that exotic dancers experience when an organization doesn't even want to be associated with them for fear of experiencing the same stigma."
A virtuous woman is worth rubies. A sexual woman trades at the market rate. But a woman's body is everywhere a commodity.