campus feminists are not amused that a local strip club is trying to drum up business in a University of Toronto publication. An ad for the House of Lancaster appears in the U of T athletic centre's spring guide.
Nikki Kumar, president of the women's studies students union at U of T and an employee of the athletic centre, is among students who disapprove.
"I am horrified that the university would allow such an ad to be printed," Kumar says. "Although some of the women working in these joints want to work there, there is no doubt of the sexual, economic (and) physical vulnerabilities the majority of these women face in these establishments."
As a result of this dispute, there's a new advertising policy regulating sexually explicit ads at the athletic centre.
"We didn't have a policy regarding ads of this nature, and now we do," says Jennifer Jones, the centre's marketing and communications coordinator.
The manager at the House of Lancaster, who wishes to be referred to only as George, declines to comment on the ad. He would only say that most of the patrons are older and not university students.