No Comment: Always a Happy Ending?

Apparently racism and sexual exploitation are chic at one of the most popular nightclubs in Las Vegas.

This ad for Tao Nightclub plays on Orientalist tropes about Asian women’s sexuality, and makes light of the many underground “massage” operations that offer “happy endings” in North America. It’s certainly not a happy ending for exploited, often undocumented, women workers, who bear the brunt of legal action when these fake massage parlors get busted.

Think racism isn’t sexy and have something to say about it? Call The Venetian at 702.414.1000 or write to:

The Venetian Resort Hotel, Casino
3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109



Stephanie hails from Toronto, Canada. She is a Ms. writer, a master of journalism candidate and a hip hop dancer/instructor/choreographer. She got her start in feminist journalism at the age of 16 when she was a member of the first editorial collective at Shameless magazine—and she has never looked back.