Around 10 most nights, Nikeisah Newton hops into her car for a minute drive into downtown Portland, Ore. Newton said. Newton, whose ex-girlfriend is a former stripper, has joined a wave of dancers and their allies across the nation who are fighting to reform labor practices; put an end to sexual harassment and discrimination in their workplaces; and stifle the stigma around what they believe is as legitimate a profession as any. Members of this movement are sharing their experiences with the public through podcasts, books and visual arts; using technology to spread information about their industry; and protesting injustices in the streets. They are also finding ways to care for each other, with meal-delivery services, yoga classes, book clubs, clothing lines with slogans of solidarity, financial planning lessons and comedy workshops.
Every Single LA Strip Club, Sorted by Neighborhood and Nudity Level
Black Women and 'Strip Club Chic'
As Abraham Lincoln once said, "My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure. And also where all the strip clubs in LA are. And, like, whether they're full nude, or topless, or whatevs. Here are all of LA's strip clubs, sorted by nudity level and neighborhood.
Earlier this week, I learned that New York City exotic dancers were in the process of organizing a strike. I had a chance to speak to two dancers, Panama and Dakota Matrix about their experiences as Black dancers in the club and what they want to change. My conversation began with Panama.
Even though celebs like Nicki Minaj frequent strip clubs, black women should think critically about supporting such venues, Monique John argues at For Harriet. Historical exploitation of the black female body makes the decision all the more personal, political and complicated. Nicki Minaj.