Go Aussie Go!
Don't mind the uptights, they probably still haven't figured out what to do when they get their knickers off anyway :P One day you'll slip one past em.
The powers that be have clamped down on a Melbourne boozer's planned "No Undie Sundie" - a promotion "urging women to remove their underwear in return for a $50 drink card", Oz's Daily Telegraph reports. The Saint Hotel in St Kilda punted the intended deknickering via a newspaper and online ad featuring the famous Britney …
no undies, midgets pouring drinks down your throat, sounds like a blast! Just need a pole in the center and it'll be like it's straight out of austin powers/Beverly hills cop :)
Could it be abused? ie the leave your undies on the bar - what if you brought a second pair? Do the bar staff keep them as a kind of payment? surely you could show a bra strap and no the actual bra, thus showing your bra without much exposure? And lets be honest - most women flash the back of their knickers when they bend down anyway so arguably they'd all get cheap/free drinks?
NB: Drink responsibly
"The ad is bordering on being pornographic."
"It's almost an invitation to sexual assault"
So it's neither pornographic nor is it an invitation to sexual assault. Britney's minge is not pornographic as there are not sexual connotations. Plus, presuming the knickerless are capable of not exposing theirs, as do the women who have gone commando, then there isn't really a problem. Poor taste, maybe. Bannination, no
"Carolyn Worth of Melbourne Centre Against Sexual Assault was more forthright, slamming the event as "stupid and dangerous". She said: "It sends a very bad message, and it is one made very explicit. It's almost an invitation to sexual assault."
Hang on, I thought women had the right to walk around half naked with no fear of being sexually assaulted ? Now it seems that doing that may be "an invitation to sexual assault".
Silly me, the main right women have is to say one thing and then do the opposite. Like teaching pole dancing to children. Sexual exploitation for adult women, but fun for kids.
Is it too much to ask to have some consistency in the propaganda ?
"...makes them more vulnerable to sexual assault"
Oh ok then, is that how it works down under - you can enter the defence plea 'she already had her knickers off, your Honour' and get away with it? Suppose that's what you get when you start an entire nation off with a penal colony (no pun intended).
Can't say I'd want to be queuing at a bar with strings of ladies undies above the bar though - it's somewhat less than sanitary!
So, let's see. There's no law forcing people to wear underwear. There's no law against giving away drink vouchers or free drinks (in fact a few places do it for promotions). There's no law against advertising venues or events. The ads didn't contain images or language likely to offend. So what exactly is wrong? A few people don't like the fact that not all females may be chaste or tea-total? Just what part of "free country" don't they get?
I bet Paris would show up if she was in town, and we all know her moral standards are beyond reproach.
Don't know about the Ozzies, but £20 worth of beer tokens wouldn't really get me or anyone I know "irresponsibly" drunk...
Do they have to prove they're not wearing two (or more) pairs?
Can guys claim the prize too? :P
And do they get their underwear back at the end of the night, or are the bar's costs recouped by selling them on to local japanese guys...
Sue Maclellan, who met landlord Cameron Manning and ordered the event's cancellation "because it was likely to encourage irresponsible drinking" - We can all do that already fully clothed you muppet!!
Carolyn Worth of Melbourne Centre Against Sexual Assault was more forthright, slamming the event as "stupid and dangerous". She said: "It sends a very bad message, and it is one made very explicit. It's almost an invitation to sexual assault." - Like a pair of knickers normally stop this kind of thing
Port Phillip mayor Janet Cribbes explained: "... It fuels the fire for irresponsible drinking, irresponsible behaviour and puts young women at risk and makes them more vulnerable to sexual assault. - Another muppet
Many women already DON'T wear knickers too might I add. Those moaning are just a bunch of prudes!
i'm sure paris doesn't wear any, she survives ok!
I wonder how much outrage there would be if a Scottish landlord organised a similar event but requested the men be the ones to abandon underwear in return for the drinks voucher.
No doubt such an event hosted in Scotland with focus on men being the ones to 'let it hang' under the kilts would be a roaring success, with women turning out by the bus loads for a chance to tease and abuse the men.
See, women think that if they are encouraged to take off their knickers in a public place, they're opening the door for abuse. Yet us poor Scots get abused by women every time we go out drinking, to the point where some of my friends now refuse to wear a kilt except on special occasions. Women can be such cruel hypocrites.
Is that even possible? I thought the definition of assault was UNSOLICITED physical contact.
Secondly, why is it only prudes and hippies in positions of power? Why can't we have someone who understands the difference between "adult fun" and "sexual debauchery"? Nobody's having sex on the bar, or doing coke of a bare ass; It's just a stunt to get punters into the bar.
$50 says there would have been 10:1 men to women, though.
Just interested if there's a Centre For Sexual Assault?
I thought sexual assault was one of those things that you could safely assume that folks were, by and large, against in the first place.
Mine's the one with the printer's proof for the "Men Against Castration"* newsletter
I am more than a little pissed off that these arseholes seem to think if I turned up to the pub and saw a couple of hairy beavers it would incite me to either drink more or commit an act that is completely vile. It appears they don't hink the male population, in general, have evolved past the missing link
it also seems to have slipped their tiny little minds that you can just drive the road and see more than a map of tassie in the nuddie bars But once again the extermists views of the minority are force upon the originally uncaring majority I'm guessing from this thinking these "women" are bitter, old and single
Alien... beam me up there's no intelligent life here
Yes a few girls going commando for $50 in drinks... that'll be "an invitation to sexual assault"... The prostitutes wandering the streets in this corner of Melbourne or the kerb crawling lowlifes who use their 'services' are no problem though.
St. Kilda is one of those areas of town where the night life gets a little wilder than average. We all know it and the problems there are not that the pubs run risque promotions but that all levels of bureaucracy still insist on policing the easy/mostly irrelevant laws rather than the ones that matter. And as has been noted, if the pub had broken any actual laws, plod would have been right round, rather than just making vague hand wavy threats in a national newspaper.
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