Burlesque revival: more nerdy than sexy?
This totally hits on a part of burlesque (and my job) that I can't always put directly into words.
There's a palpable difference between "empowerful" things like pole dancing classes and The Pussycat Dolls, and burlesque (and my job).
It's tough to find that line, but again: this article hits it on the head. There's an intelligence and a storytelling to burlesque that is omnipresent. And, most of all, a lot of burlesque is women-run. Men are involved, but they're not running the shows, as it were.