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Duke LAX stripper has a book out

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by poindexter, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member


    I remember that the NY Times couldn't bear to call her a stripper. She was a "dancer".
  2. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Um, any newspaper will use the term "exotic dancer" or "dancer." Just sayin'. You may resume the trashing of a subject of rich kids' racial taunts.
  3. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Why "dancer" instead of "stripper"?
  4. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Newspapers use more formal titles for occupations, so as not to be perjorative. For example, we don't call a cab driver a "hack" or a flight attendant a "stew"
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Or a politician a blight on the planet.
  6. flopflipper

    flopflipper Member

    She deserves to be trashed. She is trash...and a stripper.
  7. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Why, precisely? She was racially brutalized, and I'd be tempted to cry rape, too, in the wake of that. And the rich kids got richer. They should send her a cut.

    And I dunno if you're a copy editor or in charge of a desk. Professionally, would you mandate the use of the word "stripper" in copy?
  8. flopflipper

    flopflipper Member

    Racially brutalized?
  9. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    According to the state of North Carolina, she was not brutalized. And if you don't want to be called racist, sexist names, I would suggest you not work as a stripper/escort.
  10. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    They should file a civil suit and go after her profits.
  11. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Complete nonsense.

    I don't know what "hack" or "stew" has to do with this discussion so I will ignore it. She was a stripper, not a dancer. For the Times to continue to call her a dancer is the height of PC silliness.
  12. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Isn't prostitute a most accurate description?
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