Germany is considering making state-funded feminist porn and broadcasting it to the public to combat porn stereotypes.
The material, which would include fat, skinny, young and old people will be available on the websites of public broadcasters ARD and ZDF, if the idea goes ahead.
The proposal was voted on by Angela Merkel's social-democratic SDP coalition partners at a general assembly in Berlin. The delegates accepted a proposal from their youth wing to adopt the idea of government-funded feminist pornography for
educational purposes as part of their party programme.
In the proposal, the SPD wrote: Mainstream porn generally shows sexist and racial stereotypes in which consent is not a theme and certain "optimal" body types are made as standard. In these films, sex seems more like a performance or
competitive sport: everything seems to work right away, there is no communication between the performers, no trying out, failure and trying out new things.
The SPD also proposes that German broadcasters ARD and ZDF buy some of those movies and offer them on their online media libraries.
Peter Stringfellow, noted lap dancing club owner, has died aged 77 of lung cancer.
He started his career is nightclub management in 1962 in Sheffield. He started by renting St. Aidan's Church Hall in Sheffield every Friday night, operating the Black Cat Club, booking some notable bands at the time. He worked his way upwards
with ever bigger nightclubs featuring ever more famous bands.
n 1986, he opened Stringfellow's New York which was frequented by New York celebrities. In 1989, he opened Stringfellow's Miami, and then Stringfellow's Los Angeles in 1990.
In 1990, Stringfellow introduced table dancing to his New York club with a licensing deal with Michael J. Peters. This became Stringfellow's Presents Pure Platinum. In 1996, Cabaret of Angels, a table-side dancing club was opened for three
nights a week at Stringfellow's Covent Garden.
In 2006, Stringfellow opened his second adult entertainment club named Angels in Wardour Street, Soho. He was the first club owner to gain a fully nude licence from Westminster City Council. In 2009, he criticised the Policing and Crime Act
2009, saying the licensing changes with regards to lap dancing were unnecessary and he would be appealing to the European Court of Human Rights if his current licences were not renewed.
In 2012, he was granted the necessary Sexual entertainment venues (SEV) Licence for Stringfellow's Covent Garden and Angels Soho, and was able to successfully market Angels as providing rooms for the entertainment in privacy of young women in
Stringfellow's Covent Garden is still operating and will continue to feature table side dancing.