WHAT I hate this week is that my workmates at The Gympie Times think pole dancing shouldn't be included as a sport in the Olympics.
Yesterday I signed an online petition to help get the maligned sport into the Olympic spotlight.
The girls in the office shot me down quicker than David Boon downing a beer on a Qantas jet.
"Whattttttttt!!!!," was a cry across the newsroom.
"That's sexploitation," came another fervent cry from the female workmates at one end of the room.
"You are the most sexist male I have ever met," was an explosive rant from the other end of the office.
A couple of the guys in room were a little more open-minded.
Although they weren't quite game to voice their support.
One guy whispered under his breath: "It's a good way to get men involved in women's sport."
At least the blokes in the room were prepared to have a look and see what they thought of the fledgling sport.
Now from what I have seen pole dancing is a very entertaining sport and a difficult discipline to master.
And before you can say "yeah right Boofhead, you deviate."
I'm not talking about the so-called pole dancing at the myriad seedy nightclubs in the Brisbane Valley.
That, believe it or not, is not pole dancing the sport - it's stripping.
And I agree to put stripping into the Olympics would be sexist and a little hard to explain to the kids.
Although the early Greek Olympics was performed starkers.
But to me pole dancing, when done properly and with clothes on, is no different to gymnastics.
The only real difference is the pole is vertical instead of horizontal.
The girls still have to be strong and train the house down to perform their routines.
Let's face it, not everyone can hang upside down attached to a pole by their toes and to say gymnasts performing on the uneven bars or the balance beam was sexist would never happen.
So come on guys, let's open our minds to pole dancing in the Olympics. After all, the Olympic committee let synchronised swimming in.
Located only a block back from the Noosa River and the famous Gympie Terrace at your doorstep this property is in a prime position. The resort takes pleasure in...
Rarely do such fabulous opportunities present themselves in the historic township of Eumundi. This is your opportunity to buy either a wonderful brand new...
This amazing acre of land with a beautifully maintained home is being offered for sale for the first time since 1990. The right family for this home will not...
What a perfect location, set between Cooroy and Tewantin in lovely Tinbeerwah, this property offers a low set rendered, 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with 4 bay shed...
on top of the range taking in the hinterland views and countryside contemporary style, 4 bedroom 2 bathroom home set on 6 acres of land under cover entertainment...
The house is situated at 204 Lake Macdonald Drive in Cooroy. It is an old Queenslander which has been sympathetically extended and restored to its former glory...
Large family modern 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom contemporary style home with beautiful pool and BBQ area set on a 2 acres of land. Complete with a spring fed dam...
Large family? Lots of toys? This home has got you covered!! Set on a large 6,484 m2 level block, there is plenty of space to spread out and keep going. The...
Happiness is....Peace, Privacy and Plenty of Room!!! Large and light filled open plan living, kitchen and dining with floor to ceiling glass windows and doors...
Nestled at the end of a very quiet and private cul-de-sac, this golf mansion is truly a masterpiece. Prestigious homes like this are very hard to find in any...
Join the Community.
Get your local news, your way.
Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.