Happy Cinco de Mayo and Derby Day, glam fans!
Yesterday while scanning Blabbermouth, I came across a tid-bit about Vince Neil's new venture in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Motley Crue singer is currently building Dr. Feelgood's Rock Bar which will feature loud music, motorcycles and women dressed as nurses.
I think this sounds like a very fun place to drink.
Sadly, nursing veterans disagree and many women in the medical field are planning to boycott the new bar. Career nurses say it's degrading for waitresses to wear sexy costumes while serving beer to patrons. Clearly, I can see their side of the argument. After all, sexy costumes have really hurt Hooter's bottom line.
Rebecca Pleasant is a registered nurse, and associate professor at Palm Beach Community College. She says, "Anytime someone smuts the image of the profession, it's demoralizing. There is a huge nursing shortage in the county, and being looked at as mindless sex objects won't help us recruit students."
Mindless sex objects? Correct me if I'm wrong, but the shorter the skirt, the bigger the tip? People remember, the glam mistress is also a radical feminist. If there is a case of women being objectified based on their constructed gender, I will jump to the attack. Vince Neil creating a themed bar where the waitresses wear nursing uniforms is not demoralizing to the gender or the profession. The women who wish to work at Dr. Feelgood's will apply of their own free will. They will be told about the uniforms. They will be told of their salary. They will be told of the theme and management's expectations to fulfill that theme. These applicants will have the chance to decide if the job is a right fight, personally. The only offense I take to the whole thing is why the women have to dress up as nurses. Some of the barmaids should be doctors. After all, more women than men earn advanced degrees in a wide spectrum of fields, including medicine.
If you want to read a full article on the matter, check out PalmBeachPost.com.
In other Motley news Nikki Sixx has finally released the first single from his upcoming Heroin Diaries book project. "Life is Beautiful" has a modern Motley sound and features the guitar work of DJ Ashba (ex-Beautiful Creatures). Producer James Michael also lent his talents to the track. Give a listen at www.myspace.com/heroindiaries. To me, the track is a hybrid of "Primal Scream" and "Sick Love Song." The song seems commercial enough to get modern radio play and I think that's a good thing. Maybe success will give Sixx the kick in the pants he needs to write another Motley record.