Possible New Olympic Event…Pole Dancing?

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  1. str1f3 macrumors 68000

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  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Certainly more of a sport than curling.

    I support this. I'm going to do a mock up of a USa G-string uniform. :D
     
  3. mscriv macrumors 601

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    Seriously folks, with Janet Jackson's halftime show fiasco still being debated in the courts you think something like this even stands a chance. No way. I can hear it now, "sorry son, but you have to go to bed early tonight because mommy and daddy are going to watch the Olympics." :p

    I admit though, it makes me giggle to think what the play by play commentary would be like? :D
     
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    curling beats pole dancers, have you heard the england team captain screaming haha ;)
     
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    Remember these kids are someones daughter up there dancing on a pole. :eek:
     
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    And absolutely no one is forcing them to do it.
     
  7. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    I hope your daughter becomes an olympic pole dancer.
     
  8. cderalow macrumors 6502

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    I'd pay to see some of the women's curling teams pole dancing...

    that's for sure...
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  9. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Yea, ill get right on that in another 15 years.
     
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    And I hope yours becomes a Democrat. :D
     
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    Hahaha that'd be worse!
     
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    Haha, nice.

    Really can't see this getting anywhere though, everyone will call it sexist and it'll stall before it even gets movement.
     
  13. spoon man macrumors 6502a

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    It's about time the Olympics had an event like this i think they should also try a few ideas i have rolling around in my head :) but ill leave them for another day :D.
     
  14. str1f3 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    There is no reason to dislike pole dancing except that it's in relation to stripping. When someone is great at anything it can be art and that can be the greatest soccer player or bricklayer.

    People have to get over the idea that sex or sexiness is wrong. War, selfishness, hate, murder, rape, theft & dishonesty are wrong. If you are a Biblical person, you still have no moral arguement to make.
     
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    I couldn't think of a more tawdry event for the Olympics.
    Oh wait, I could!
     
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    So would their score be based upon the number of singles in their G-String? :p
     
  17. str1f3 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Really, because I think think the same thing about investment bankers, stockbrokers, teen pop stars and the Olympic Committee who takes bribes. It's funny how people have a problem with this when all of the world's problems have nothing to do with this. Perception rarely ever equals reality. All of these women do this as a way out and they perfect their craft to make the most money. Some even do it to pay their way through college.

    BTW I don't have kids but I've raised two sisters since I was 12 and one of them is in an Ivy League school. Do not think that I'm mysoginistic. I've been to maybe two strip clubs in my life and that was when I was a teen. It wasn't my style.
     
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    So would they be scored by how much money they make?

    "Oh, great move! That one netted her a $20 from the Russian judge!"
     
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    See post above

    I guess great minds think alike. :D
     
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    Whoa there laddy. I didn't mention any of those, for all you know we have the same opinions on them things, I was just sticking to the topic.
     
  21. str1f3 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I don't know what you meant…that much is true. Your comment, though, left much to interpretation. My answer was to anyone who might argue against it (maybe even you if it was your initial intent).

    My comment is about sexuality in general. Many people act like it doesn't matter in the Olympics. Many men like watching the Olympics to watch women's ice skating, on the balance beam, swimming or skiing because of these things. Just like women for the same things. I just argue not to keep ourselves in the closet about this.

    There is nothing wrong with the appreciation of the human form…contrary to Apple's claims.
     
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    However, appreciation of the human form does not necessarily equal participation in or approval of an activity that at it's core is meant to provide sexual gratification. I understand that pole dancing has a history prior to it's modern day association with strip clubs, but the fact remains that it has evolved and in today's culture when someone mentions pole dancing stripping is what most often comes to mind.

    It's clear from the article posted that there is a movement seeking to change this perception by redefining pole dancing based on it's athletic aspects as opposed to it's use for sexual stimulation and gratification. However, I think we all can agree that this goal will not be easily achieved and for this reason getting into the Olympics or even being taken seriously as a sport at all will be an uphill battle.
     
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    With pole dancing, does this mean there will be a mens and womens? LOL.... :)
     
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    Of course. I think it would be awesome!

    I think you may be my new best friend. :)
     
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    I guess I got so excited about pole dancing that I skipped over your posts. I guess twisted...err, great minds do thing alike. :D
     

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