Outrage and Olive branches
Mens magazine, Zoo Weekly, is at it again. Now they’ve launched a competition to find Australia’s ‘sexiest feminist’.
There’s so many things wrong with this I don’t know where to start…
Search on for Australia’s ‘sexiest feminist’
By Alyssa Braithwaite
September 03, 2007
THE men’s magazine which sparked outrage when it offered a $10,000 boob job as a competition prize has responded to its critics by launching a search for Australia’s sexiest feminist.
Zoo Weekly magazine angered health and women’s groups when it urged men to “win” their girlfriend a boob job by sending in shots of her cleavage.
The lad’s mag today revealed its new competition – a search “for the hottest girl in sensible shoes” – promising the winner a year’s supply of deodorant and a sexy photo shoot.
“If you hate men, we want to see photos of you in sexy lingerie,” the ad reads.
Magazine editor Paul Merrill said the new competition was the magazine’s way of offering its critics an olive branch.
“We did get our fair share of complaints when we launched the search to win your girlfriend a boob job, so we thought the best way to handle this was to redress the balance by launching the Search for Australia’s sexiest feminist,” Merrill said.
“We’re calling for feminists all over Australia to show that women can be sexy even if they disapprove of sexy women.” Read the full article here.