Shi Xiaohong, a fortysomething woman apparently born in the 1960’s, decided to shake off the doldrums of the everyday by dropping trou to give an impromptu pole dancing demonstration on Line 9 of the
Beijing Shanghai metro (In our hot and bothered haste, we erroneously stated the incident happened on the Beijing metro based on information from Beijing Cream).
Who says only twentysomething girls should have all the subway-pole-dancing and mass pantslessness fun?
We’re totally with you, post-60’s sister. Being on the subway everyday and seeing ashen faces frittering away on cell phones and e-readers can weigh on people, and can make some people become a tad exhibitionistic in response. We think the only problem with stripping in public is the inequality aspect of it, since women generally get to go viral when they show off a little public skin, while men usually get arrested.
Meanwhile, pole dancing in China has developed as a “fitness & aerobics activity” to the extent that the China Pole Dance Championships is already in its third year, while strip clubs are still illegal. For evidence of the Chinese affinity for pole dancing (which has quite the resemblance to plenty of Chinese acrobatic traditions, we’ve thought), you can click here.
(h/t Beijing Cream)