What’s Current: London Abused Women’s Centre withdraws support from Take Back the Night in opposition to pole-dancing demonstration

London, Ontario's Pole House logo
London, Ontario’s Pole House logo

Ontario’s London Abused Women’s Centre (LAWC) has pulled its support from this year’s Take Back the Night event due to proposed plans to include a pole-dancing demonstration as part of the event. In a statement posted on Facebook, LAWC explains a demonstration of this nature is “antithetical” to the purpose of TBTN as it reinforces the message women and girls’ “primary purpose is to be sexy and an object for the purpose of pleasing men.”

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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including The Spectator, UnHerd, the CBC, New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her dog.

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