Stripping the Illusion DVD and Resource Pack
OBJECT has produced a DVD of testimonies of women who have worked in lap dancing to expose the realities of the industry. We have put together a resource pack to go with the DVD which includes a campaign briefing, Frequently Asked Questions, written testimonies and a workshop outline for running a discussion group / seminar on the issue.
We are selling these packs with proceeds going to towards funding OBJECT’s campaign work and supporting women who have worked in the lap dancing industry to set up a self-help group.
Packs are on sale for £5 - £15 (plus £2.50 p&p) depending on how much you want to donate.
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Or download this form and send it back with a cheque.
Thank you for your support.
Stripping the Illusion: Countering lap dancing industry claims (pdf)
A Growing Tide Update: The need to reform licensing of lap dancing clubs (Dec 2008) (pdf)
A Growing Tide: Local authorities restricted by inadequate licensing laws for lap dancing clubs (April 2008) (pdf)
You may require academic journal access for some of these articles
Bradley, Mindy S (2008) Stripping in the New Millennium: Thinking about Trends in Exotic Dance and Dancers’ Lives, Sociology Compass
Bindel, Julie (2004) Profitable Exploits: Lap Dancing in the UK, Child and Women Abuse Studies Unit, London Metropolitan University (pdf)
Coy, Maddy; Hovarth, Miranda; Kelly, Liz (2007) It’s just like going to the Supermarket: Men buying sex in East London, London Metropolitan University, Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit (pdf), report produced for Safe Exit at Toynbee Hall.
Holsopple, Kelly (1999) Stripclubs according to Strippers: Exposing Workplace Sexual Violence (pdf)
Jeffreys, Sheila (2008) The Strip Club Boom from 'The Industrial Vagina: The Political Economy of the Global Sex Trade', Routledge 2008.
Lee Short, Sherry (2004) Making hay while the sun shines: The dynamics of strip clubs in the Upper Midwest and the community response in C. Stark and R. Whisnant, (eds) 'Not for Sale' Melbourne: Spinifex Press
Lee, Taylor (2004) In and Out: A survivors memoir of stripping in C. Stark and R. Whisnant, (eds) 'Not for Sale' Melbourne: Spinifex Press
Lilith Report (2003) Lap dancing and strip-tease in the borough of Camden (pdf)
Raphael, J & Shapiro, D (2004) Violence in Indoor and Outdoor Prostitution Venues, Violence against Women, Vol. 10 No. 2, pp. 126-139.
Scottish Executive (2006) Adult Entertainment Working Group: Report and Recommendations (pdf)
Stark, Rebecca (2006) Stripping as a System of Prostitution in Jessica Spector (ed) 'Prostitution and Pornography: Philosophical Debate About the Sex Industry'. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
Wesley, Jennifer K. (2002) Growing Up Sexualized: Issues of Power and Violence in the Lives of Female Exotic Dancers, Violence Against Women.