Pole dancing, the sport: Stripping away the myth

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‘My husband calls me a homewrecker,” says Kathy Lee, a former corporate lawyer who owns a pole dancing studio, The Pole Project, in Woodstock, Cape Town.

Lee says her husband calls her that because five of her students developed enough confidence and courage to know that they deserved to be in better relationships, and so broke up with their partners. According to the lawyer-turned-pole dancer, women get into pole dancing for themselves.

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