Pole dancers brave cold to make point
Pole dancers in China have been showing off their talent in freezing conditions - to beg people to stop giving them the cold shoulder.
China now has a national pole dancing team for competitions, but the activity is frowned upon across the country as a part of the sex industry.
So the country's national squad - featuring three women and one man - are trying to show that their exhibitions are every bit as athletic as gymnastics.
"We train just like athletes. There's nothing sexy about what we do. It's a sport like gymnastics," explained squad member Song Yao.
"If people would shed their prejudices and just watch us , they'd see we're not sleazy."
"They seem to be very dedicated. Those poles must be freezing in this weather," commented one spectator.
what do you think?
Shaun Spencer here is the picture of me that I promised LOLOLOLOL :)
Oh didnt know you were chinese. I was fooled by the name valerie.i dont know why i smell a rat here.but i do.
Valerie this is rather coincidental isnt it after what has been said in the week.i ve noticed youve now got a proper pole, though you said it would be a lampost outside.me still smelling a rat.
Shaun I am in disguise in the photo :D
Oh i didnt suspect that.what part of you is in disguise then.
Valerie you and shaun are very funny between each other.makes such a difference after reading all the bad news.
ha ha glad we cheer you up Jane. I have to admit that I can be a little devil. and Shaun I own up - it isn't me. If I tried to do what she is doing on that pole then I would end up in A & E. However I can dream.