Déjà Vu All Over Again

The Advocates Post

ThisWoman crying morning I opened my e-mail to a string of comments relating to an ad in City Pages, our local Voice Media Group publication.

“Outrageous.”

“Sickening and repulsive.”

“Disgusting.”

Of course, I had to see for myself what was prompting this reaction.

The item in question was an ad for local strip club Déjà Vu. Featuring a woman dressed, so to speak, in a mock-Native American outfit complete with a feather headdress, it hawks its upcoming “Titsgiving” celebration. (For those of you playing at home, last year’s ad featured a buckskin-clad woman). With the offer of a free giant hot dog buffet, the ad leaves little doubt as to what patrons can enjoy the night before Thanksgiving.

The discussion was kicked off by Dr. Sandi Pierce, who asked the question, “and we wonder why Native women experience the highest rates of rape and sexual exploitation?” It’s no surprise…

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