Quote of the Week

by suzyhooker on September 8, 2013 · 3 comments

in Quote of the Week, Strippers

When I moved to Atlanta I was made aware of a peculiar pastime of the city’s white frat boy elite. They apparently enjoy getting drunk and visiting one of the city’s many legendary black strip clubs rather than the white strip clubs. The fun part of this ritual seems to be rooted in the peculiarity of black female bodies, their athleticism and how hard they are willing to work for less money as opposed to the more normative white strippers who expect higher wages in exchange for just looking pretty naked. There are similar racialized patterns in porn actresses’ pay and, I suspect, all manner of sex workers. The black strip clubs are a bargain good time because the value of black sexuality is discounted relative to the acceptability of black women as legitimate partners.

Tressie McMillan Cottom on Miley Cyrus, the commodity that is being desirable, and “brown bodies as white amusement parks.”

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Amanda September 9, 2013 at 11:01 am

Unfortunately, I wouldn’t limit racial sex work tourism to just Atlanta (within the US, I mean).


Miss Dior Dandridge September 9, 2013 at 5:35 pm

I find it sad that people are still so ignorant


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