Phewee, what a flume ride, I’m exhausted but although it was scary at times, I’ve learned a lot from this experience.
I’ve learned a lot about what people get out of burlesque and why they love it. I’ve learned that people feel very strongly about their right to wear very high heels and a strong individual look. I’ve learned that there is a self-defined proud ‘vintage tribe’. It’s been really interesting.
But the best thing of all was finding out – when I got up this morning and opened the comments, almost scared to look – that there are a lot of wonderful people with strong opinions, who are willing to have a conversation and talk things over. Who would rather come to an understanding than keep slugging it out.
Thank you so much for that. It’s really strengthened my faith in human nature. There are far far more nice people out there than nasty ones.
I’ve now amended the post, taking out the specific term which caused offence and which I honestly didn’t know was a derogatory term. I’m so grateful to Indiyesreally in comments for spelling that out to me.
I’ve also edited the rest of the piece in a way which I hope makes the points I was trying to make clearer and takes out some bits of nonsense that clouded the issues.
Next time I’m going to post about fluffy kittens (in killer heels…)
Why Miss Piggy? She’s the only woman, er, pig, more glamorous than Dita von Teese.