Communication In Interpersonal Communication

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Communication is an inevitable aspect of life. It is an event which happens almost every second of every day. Communication is an act of giving and receiving of information—desires, needs, perceptions, knowledge, etc.—of two or more persons through orthodox or unorthodox methods which can either be intentional or unintentional (de Valenzuela 2002). There are numerous types of communication and one is interpersonal communication. Interpersonal communication is one of the communication fields that several studies have focused on. It is a social context that involves interaction between two or more people. “Interpersonal communication is fundamental to managing marriages, friendships, and superior/subordinate relationships” (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee…show more content…
However, in the late 1950s, the “tease” part vanished as it outlived its usefulness, and having been ravaged by time was shortened to “stripping” or traded in for the euphemistic “exotic dancing”” (Shteir 2004, 1). “Nudity in the theatre became both a symbol of free love and a mark of men’s oppression of women, and topless and bottomless dancing…” (Shteir 2004, 5). Since then, this kind of demure performance turned into explicit stripping and nude lap…show more content…
Thus, stripping is not a product of modernity for it was already existent centuries ago but it is only in the modern times that strip clubs became industrialized.
The strip club industry rapidly expanded in western countries. These industries were usually owned by male businessman. Female dancers were required to pay the management to be able to dance on the stage and earn money from the tips they get from private dancing. Form the mid-80s to 20th century, women were now explicitly naked while dancing on the laps of the male and massaging their penises using the strippers’ genitals (Jeffreys 2008). Moreover, it is mandatory for women to play roles which convey low status, weakness, and femininity in order to give men the satisfying feeling of masculinity (Brazal and Si 2007).
Taking this into account, it could be inferred that men somehow feel more dominant and/or higher than women in terms of status because women are the usual ‘workers’ in strip clubs. And since the customers in strip clubs are also men, the idea that “men are more powerful and dominant than women” is further reinforced because they are the ones being served at in strip clubs; they were the ones paying the female strippers. These lead men to treat women as weaker and lower than
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