You can rely on the BBC for a one sided way of looking at the industry. In their latest article called ‘The rise and fall of lap dancing’ its clear not much has changed, I mean they are even saying that its only a matter of time until clubs are wiped out around the country, can they really say lap dancing is dying up and down the country because of the new legislation introduced in 2009? As if that ever changed anything apart from putting money in lawyers and local councillors pockets. They ask the question How has lap dancing changed the country?
They go onto say that the type of entertainment in most clubs was ‘usually seen in back alleys’, not that lap dancing took the average strip club out of the back alley, made in regulated, added security and brought in money for thousands of dancers. They bring up the usually hobby horse that 25% of dancers were students, so they would rather these women couldnt afford it? You can write your own answer there. They go on to mention the doubling in club numbers to 300 between 2004 and 2008, which is categorically not true. Club numbers have risen over that period but not nearly by that number. People who dont know about the industry really want to believe that lap dancing is dying.
They could have gone further, finding figures on anything from drugs, crime etc and say since lap dancing was introduced these things have risen. You see where I am going with this, anything negative which has happened was obviously cause and effect due to lap dancing!
The rise and fall or lap dancing BBC Article here.