I Do Mind

Not to shame sex workers or Usher, but this song is just stupid.

Girl, I do mind.  If stripping is so empowering, then name a stripper.  Show me where they have the chance to wield power over anything but a penis.

Even when it comes to all those bills, strippers aren’t really rolling in the dough.  Stripper salary comparisons are hard to find, but estimated annual earning range from $25,000 to $120,000, with most falling at the low end of the scale.   Income from stripping also doesn’t take into account the emotional and physical toll of the job.  Usher, do you really want your girl grinding on old guys for a $20 bill?  You should mind.

Susan X Jane

Susan Jane thinks a lot about media and race…a lot. She teaches Communications at Wheelock College, writes and speaks about media…and race... and generally encourages everyone she meets to think about the way media shapes their sense of self and their ideas and beliefs about the world. If you're reading this, she wants you to think about it too. Want to talk about it? Let's go.

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