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Stripper Pole Game Coming to Wii Fit

Wii Stripper Pole Game: Fun or Sexist?

I've been a little bit hesitant to write about the Wii Fit Stripper Pole game because I'm a little conflicted. But since it appears that it's going to happen, here we go! A Stripper Pole game disturbs me a little, but since it's part of Wii Fit, I think of it as the same level as those stripping exercise classes that popped up a few years ago and seemed cheeky and fun. It's also a fun, hopefully private (close those shades) way to work out and explore a fantasy, so what's the harm, right?

On the other hand, with the release of GTA IV and its supply of hookers once again, I'm leery of the intent here and I can get in that place of worrying about where the video game industry is placing their female fans. How do you feel about a stripper pole game?

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Mina-Xue Mina-Xue 9 years
As soon as they make some men stripping I won't be so easily irritated about the concept. But why a video game? Its cheaper for guys to have a night on the town and watch girls get paid to do it.
loveyoulots loveyoulots 9 years
Rabidmoon - Striptease is the movie nver saw it so don't know if it sucks. I don't have kids nor am I around any to influence, but I would like to play it I'm sure the fiance wouldn't mind ; ) I picked both because I think it is fun and empowering for women and on the other hand I think men will always profit from women's sexuality so it is degrading in that sense. Yet, I am grown and can make my own decisions, but I fear for the little "girls" (13 going on 30) who conned their parents into giving them $ for a game that they have no idea what it's about. Sugar can you find out if there is a pole to purchase or how this game is going to be played. Who says men won't play this game for their girls/guys especially with a few beers like said above. This is going ot be a new college party hit.
LilGlamDiva LilGlamDiva 9 years
I've heard pole dancing is quite the workout, I'd be down to try it. And what better way than in the comfort of your own home!?!?
rabidmoon rabidmoon 9 years
Yes, she was in a movie some years ago about a stripper, and it had Burt Reynolds in it but I forget the name.:P
Cris1192 Cris1192 9 years
Is that Demi Moore?
JaneClaire JaneClaire 9 years
"Stripper poles" are thick metal poles running through the ceiling and floor. In other words, they're sturdy. This is unsafe. What's next, the pole vault?
Nightwind Nightwind 9 years
There is a difference between strippers and pole dancers. Some strippers are also pole dancers. But go to a pole dance/fitness competition, and there is no stripping. Pole fitness is about strength and skill and control of your body. I take pole classes twice a week, and I dont see giving that up for a wii game.
KHast KHast 9 years
Um, not degrading. Women make their own choices. But I think it's a royally stupid idea. I can't see it coming with a pole, but if it does, there is something really wrong with a game that has you interacting in a sexual way. Blech.
krampalicious krampalicious 9 years
more than a little degrading--a lot degrading and a lot stupid. plus how would it work? would you twirl the wiimote? miis don't even have boobs!
Kaori Kaori 9 years
GODDAMN. I swear I had the idea to make a Wii stripping game a few months ago...Guess someone beat me to it xD;;
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 9 years
I live in Nebraska (very conservative) So we don't have things like stripper classes. So this would be a fun way to live out a fantasy, and learn some moves that my husband would definitely love!
Lyv Lyv 9 years
Degrading? Nah... I think sounds kind of fun. How will it even work though? lol
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
A little of both but I'm not really offended.
LuxuryAddict LuxuryAddict 9 years
Tidal Wive, Yea a how to cook for your wife game that's what I meant. :) Stuff like that.
TidalWave TidalWave 9 years
@luxury: OH you mean a cooking game for men! :)
LuxuryAddict LuxuryAddict 9 years
EvilDorkGirl, yea I have seen them. But what I mean is games for men to learn how to entertain their wife. Yea the video game industry is geared towards men but I'm just saying that it's sad that their is a game out there like that.
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 9 years
No clue about the details but also no clue how this would be conceived as degrading or sexist either. :shrug:
TidalWave TidalWave 9 years
@luxury: What do you mean "for men"? Agreeing with evildork, there are tons of games geared towards men and, in general, video games is a male-dominated industry. Examples: Leisure Suit Larry and Grand Theft Auto
EvilDorkGirl EvilDorkGirl 9 years
Actually, LuxuryAddict, there are lots of adult-oriented games for men. There have been porn games geared towards men for a decade now.
LuxuryAddict LuxuryAddict 9 years
It's funny you don't see any games out there like that for men. It's just us women entertaining our husbands like their own sex toy. I love video games but this one I wouldn't buy if someone payed my a billion dollars.
SweetnLow SweetnLow 9 years
I think its great. Being a pole-r myself, you have me excited. But I doubt very seriously that it will replace my X-pole.
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 9 years
i can't imagine what that would look like and how it would function. i'm all for a little stripper-fantasy fun but i can't see how a game is better than just installing a pole in the house for a real "workout!" don't think it's degrading though. have you been to a dance club lately? all of them have stripper poles and the ladies are on them all night.
poizenisxkandee poizenisxkandee 9 years
i totally love to dance and my best friend almost bought me the pole dancing kit for my birthday; but couldnt afford it. but its definitely ive wanted to try. i mean, carmen electras aerobic striptease videos are fun; but pole dancing would be fun too!
Lambsauce Lambsauce 9 years
Yeah, I was wondering that too, pinkymystic... otherwise it sounds totally fun, I'd love to play it. And like BloodyFuFu said--it's not really sexist/degrading if women choose to play it. :)
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