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June 25, 2008

pole-crop-this-180.jpgBlog Guy, I heard that in China most firefighters are women. Is that true?

Apparently, judging from some new photos. Here, you can see a number of firewomen sliding down the poles in their firehouse, heading for action.

Um, I can’t help noticing they are wearing thigh-high leather boots with spiked heels.

Yes, presumably the spikes help them break through charred floors and walls in a burning building.

And bare midriffs? I mean, shouldn’t they be wearing clothes?

Hey Slick, it’s not up to us to judge the way another culture chooses to fight its fires.

Slideshow of polling places

pole-2-360.jpgDance students practice during training session at a pole dancing school in Hefei, China, June 25, 2008. Pole dancing is billed as a serious workout, closely aligned with gymnastics.  REUTERS/Jianan Yu

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Comments

Boy, they really *are* getting ready for Olympics tourism, aren’t they?

Posted by Charlene | Report as abusive
 

The woman on the left appears to be sitting upright against the pole with her arms at her sides and held up only by her legs. That is some trick!

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