What? An Interview: How Scantily Clad Waitresses Feel About Sexism
So we've had a couple op-eds about gender equality in recent weeks stemming from video games to marketing. But funny enough, on a random Tuesday night, a buddy of mine goes "Dude, it's lingerie night at Twin Peaks, let's go!" So being a Dude, I said sure, why the hell not? I like beer and I certainly like scantily clad, beautiful women. So we're drinking, eating, having a good time, talking to these girls, and it hit me. Why not ask these girls how they feel about this stuff? So follow me down this rabbit hole and take from it what you will.
1. Granted it's the Twin Peaks Victoria Secret's Angel Fashion Show tonight, but on a regular basis you're asked to bare skin and exploit sex appeal to earn your "living". How do you handle this?
2. Working in what some would consider an "exploitive" or "sexist" environment, how do you view sexism in pop culture or the use of sex appeal to sell music, video games, and movies?
3. Some would consider working for establishments like TP/Hooters/Bikini's akin to gentlemen's clubs or other adult entertainment venues. If applicable, how do you handle the "stigma" associated with this market?
4. What reaction do you get when you tell people what your job is and how do you feel about it?
5. What was your reason for working at Twin Peaks and did the nature of the job matter to you?
6. Do you abuse the inherent sex appeal of your job to gain more tips, etc, or do you just let it happen?