By Emily Jane Fox
Sonja worked as a stripper in three states for 15 years.
Like any employee, Sonja had set hours, had to be on stage at a certain time and dress a certain way. She was penalized if she missed a shift. Read More »
Dita Von Teese, Carmen Electra and Pamela Anderson have all graced the stage of Le Crazy Horse, a 60-year-old Parisian cabaret. Its founder maintained that striptease is an art form, but behind the nightclub's beauty and glamor, its dancers now say, conditions are dismal.
On Tuesday, 17 Le Crazy Horse dancers... Read More »
The recession has been a boom time for prostitution and sex toy makers. But in one corner of the sex industry, standards have apparently slipped, according to two researchers from the University of Leeds, and reported by the British newspaper, The Times. With profits dwindling, U.K. strip club owners began... Read More »
Twenty men have been charged with trafficking women from Russia and other Eastern European countries, and forcing them to work in New York strip clubs, reports the New York Daily News. Seven of the defendants are suspected to be mobsters in some of New York's biggest crime families. According to the... Read More »
Not all stories about lawyers are jokes anymore. The tried and true reflex of telling quips at the expense of legal set in the face of the seemingly endless profits has been complicated by the reshaping of the field during the Great Recession. With pervasive law school debt and a shrinking legal work force,... Read More »
Question No. 1: What's the difference between strippers, burlesque performers and exotic dancers? Question No. 2: Does it really matter?
Yes, it does, according to burlesque professionals in Alberta, Canada, where the Gaming and Liquor Commission lumps them with strippers and exotic dancers, labeling all... Read More »