Created by Samantha Angel
Soc 235 Gender Roles in Society
Where Did it Begin?
Chinese pole dance in Cirque Du Soleil
The first recorded strip tease
Timeline of Pole Dancing
The Seven Veils dance
Oscar Wilde film that introduces the dance
Woman dance on tent poles for money during the
Burlesqe begins and becomes more accepted
Pole and Lap dancing gets big in Canada and US
Every day women start learning pole dancing for fitness
Pole fitness takes off
Pole dancing example
this is my friend Angela at an armature contest. She won with
Made a survey
asked 15 questions
after I picked the most relevent ones and used thoes
as my data.
Posted survey on Facebook, Myspace, as well as my
Allowed anyone to take it
I ended up with mostly middle aged men and women
that are middle to lower middle class.
Also most were some type of Christian or Agnostic
I used Survey Monkey to make my survey
My subjects were
Men and women
middle to lower middle class
mostly Christian or Agnostic
I found that more women have a moral or social problem
with pole dancing then men
Also I found that more men would allow their
mother/daughter/sister to pole dance then women.
Women seemed to think its not just fitness, I found this
to be odd
The last question I asked was "Would you support a local
college or community center if they offered pole dancing
With no variables controlling the data the main answer
was only at a community center because colleges were
for learning and held in a higher standard
I was right about women having a larger problem with pole dancing
I feel this is because women in society are not allowed to
express their sexuality openly like men are.
From a young age we are taught not to be "easy or slutty"
Women are taught we are to be pretty and attractive but not to
all men just to the "right" kind of me
With pole dancing being attributed to stripping it makes sense
that women feel that it would attract the "wrong" kind of male.
I would change how I got my subjects to make it more diverse.
Doing my paper and study helped change the stigma around pole
Has become a male and female sport that works together not
on separate leagues.
It is an androgynous sport
It builds great confidence.
Would you allow your mother/sister/daughter to pole dance?
Men(11) 11 1
Women(29) 5 24
Do you feel pole dancing is a
moral or social problem?
Have a Problem Don't Have a Problem
Men(11) 3 8
Women(29) 20 9
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