Australian plea for 'ugly' women
This one is going to take some kid gloves.
The mayor of a remote Australian mining town has come under fire after saying that female "ugly ducklings" might benefit from its shortage of women.
John Molony told a newspaper last week that "with five blokes to every girl, may I suggest that beauty-disadvantaged women should proceed to Mount Isa".
The council has since been swamped with complaints from both men and women.
But Mr Molony has refused to apologise for the remarks, saying he was "telling it like it is" in the Queensland town.
There are times and places where no amount of Political Correctness can fix an ugly truth. ( I know I know...bad pun)
Located 1,829km (1,136 miles) from Brisbane, Mount Isa is home to one of the world's biggest underground mines.
In 2006, there were just 819 women aged 20-24 living there out of a total population of 21,421, according to the most recent census.
Mount Isa is also known as Brokeback Brisbane. (Kidding)
"Quite often you will see walking down the street a lass who is not so attractive with a wide smile on her face. Whether it is recollection of something previous or anticipation for the next evening, there is a degree of happiness," he said.
The mind boggles
"Some, in other places in Australia, need to proceed to Mount Isa where happiness awaits. Really, beauty is only skin deep. Isn't there a fairy tale about an ugly duckling that evolves into a beautiful swan," he added.
This guy has been out in the bush too long. (I could make a joke here....but you can fill in the blanks on your own)
A fellow councillor, Jean Ferris, said the invitation to "beauty-disadvantaged women" had caused consternation among both sexes.
"It's an absolute disgrace," she told the Courier Mail. "It's not council's view and it's not mine. It's hard when you've got to defend something someone else has said. We're definitely appalled."
"... .. But don't forget to drop by if you are appalling." (ed)
Mr Molony has since refused to retract his marks and insisted he is "a bloke who respects women".
"I believe we should look after women," he said. "I'm told men outnumber women here by five to one. If that's the case, then perhaps it's an opportunity for some lonely women."
I don't begrudge the rough and tumble dude for not having a single politically Correct bone in his body.... ... .. Sometimes the truth is the truth even when it is poured on like salt in a fresh wound.
And lets face it, if the situation was reversed.....ugly men would have NO PROBLEM flooding into a 5-1 situation. "Call me Ugly...But I am getting LUCKY tonight!"