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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Journalist fired for being a stripper wants her newspaper job back

Sarah Tressler
-The Guardian
US journalist Sarah Tressler is planning a coast-to-coast "stripping tour" to highlight her gender discrimination case against a Texas newspaper, the Houston Chronicle.Tressler was fired by the paper in March after editors discovered - courtesy of a rival paper - that she was working at strip clubs in the evenings. She has since filed an equal employment opportunity commission complaint. Tressler, 30, also teaches journalism at the University of Houston (though I couldn't trace her on the website). She earned her master's in journalism at New York University.
She now regards herself as a journalist/stripper. Most of her work (be warned - it's racy) can be found at her blog Diary of an Angry Stripper.According to an interview with her in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, she was fired because she didn't list stripping on her job application and because she hadn't signed a morals clause (no, I don't get that either). She explained that she started stripping to pay off nearly $100,000 in student loans but now does it for the exercise (really?). Tressler says she wants her newspaper job back, adding: "I do think it's important that girls who have been dancers shouldn't have to be scared they're going to get fired later in their life."


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