It's amazing how this industry affects so many people in opposing ways. I agree with a lot of the issues presented here and much respect to the author for her brutal honesty. However, I'm glad that I have been able to pull some positives out of my experiences, while learning from the negative. This entry actually reminds me of a moment in Atlanta where a fellow dancer was verbally brutalized by a customer. While she cried in a corner, I took it to the manager, giving him a prime opportunity to show his manhood and earn some respect from his staff. That didn't happen. When I explained that if he wasn't going to do anything about it, then I was, he responded, "why are you going to lose your job over another girl's problem. It's not yours." I was appalled...but only for a second. What could I expect from this skinny little man who only got about one shift a week and laid even less than that? So, I took things into my own hands. Subtly. I sat with the offender in question, leaned over and whispered into his ear that his balding ass would be lucky to have a woman like her and doesn't he think he owes her an apology for being such a dick? He was afraid of me instantly. I smiled at him and walked away. The dancer came up to me a bit later to thank me. He apologized to her. Imagine if this happen all the time in strip clubs - men being called on their shit (he had made an ugly comment about her weight) and the girls being defended by their management. Imagine that.