Meet The First Woman To Make It Into The FDNY’s Calendar Of Heroes.
Danae Mines became one of the few female firefighters in the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) 11 years ago, despite her family telling her that only men joined the department.
This year, she broke down another barrier by becoming the first woman to be featured in the FDNY’s 2015 Calendar of Heroes. She had been told that the honor was reserved for men, but when she saw the open call for firefighters, she went, despite feeling a little intimidated standing in line with more than 100 men.
There are currently only 41 women in the department, but perhaps the attention Danae is getting will increase that number. “I wanted my picture in the calendar so that young girls and young women can see me and know that they can do this job,” she told the New York Daily News.
Like seriously, why isn’t pole dancing an olympic sport? This is freakin gymnastics. This is strength and skill. This is not sexual whatsoever. Why does pole dancing have to be so stigmatised as a sexual thing that only strippers do? I have great respect for all people who can pull this off. This is art and beauty right here.
Good lord, the fluidity of her movement is mind-bending, jfc
POLE DANCING WAS INVENTED BY STRIPPERS!!!! STOP ERASING THAT!!!! IF YOU CAN’T RESPECT SOMETHING BECAUSE IT IS SEXUAL U SHOULD THINK REAL HARD ABOUT THAT ONE!!!! STOP STIGMATIZING STRIPPERS!!!
And I’m going to reiterate what you put in your tag because it’s so spot on: Stop bashing strippers to make pole dancing seem better.
THERE IS NOTHING WRONG OR BAD ABOUT STRIPPERS and they invented a seriously badass athletic thing here, I mean give strippers the credit they fucking deserve.