Why do we judge the stripper and not the customer?
I have asked myself this question often, since so often I was judged when I danced. And interestingly enough, my income was supplemented by the people who were judging me the most. Yep, the patronizing men that would make it rain in the club, were probably our harshest critics outside of the club. And it just seems odd these women who receive such criticism (strippers), seem to be making a lot of money off of these guys who so often look down on them. Just another acceptable double standard, right?
For a long time, 'society' has viewed strippers as women who have had to resort to dancing as a means of getting by, assuming that they are dumb and don't have the common knowledge, education, or job experience to gain 'real' employment. Now, as for the men, who indirectly employ the dancers, they are always viewed as successful, or rich. They're able to do whatever they want with their money, including but not limited to using the money as a charming mechanism for the ladies, and a source of power for the stripper. So, I guess it is their financial success that releases them from judgement when they become the 'Strip Club Trick.'