The Economist 1843: Are You Man Enough To Pole Dance P ole-dancing has a problem with men. And not the one you’re thinking. What began as circus sideshow performed by women in the 1920s, found its seedier side in the 1960s and took off as a fitness fad in the noughties is now on its way to becoming a sport. But before the International Olympic Committee will recognise it, “pole”, as its acolytes prefer to call it, needs to attract…