Originally Posted by Captain_Morgan
I hate it when people already have a negative opinion on something, just because someone else gave it a bad name.
I do too; and I can't change other people's opinions regardless of what they are based on, so I figure so long as people don't attack me (or someone I care about) personally, you can have the opinion and live that way ... it's the loss of the person who doesn't open their mind to try or learn about new things.
I think with pole dancing specifically, the new form of it being a sport is so new and so few people have seen it and heard of it, I would be foolish to engage in the battle ... but I'll just keep doing it and loving it and writing about it and hopefully get better at it, and if even one person with an open mind decides to actually look at what I'm talking about and not allow prior misperceptions to judge me immediately, then I'll be very happy.
Now off to my pole for a workout! In the spirit of pure fun, I do challenge anyone to go to their nearest "pole" even if it's a street sign, stand with your back to it and hold on to the pole behind your head, then slowly raise and lower both legs so they extend above your head and back to the ground without touching the ground, see how many of those leg raises you can do and get back to me on that ... that's part of a good pole workout routine that conditions you to become good at this new "sport"