Skip to comments.Mount Isa mayor refuses to apologise over ugly girls call
Posted on 08/17/2008 8:01:21 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher
AN appeal for "ugly ducklings" to move to Mount Isa to help address a woman shortage has sparked calls for the mayor to publicly apologise.
John Molony sparked widespread outrage with his comments that "with five blokes to every girl may I suggest that beauty-disadvantaged women should proceed to Mount Isa" in remote north-west Queensland, The Courier-Mail reports.
"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," Cr Molony said.
"Often those who are beauty-disadvantaged are unhappy with their lot. Some, in other places in Australia, need to proceed to Mount Isa where happiness awaits."
Yesterday the mayor was not retracting his remarks, saying he was a person who "tells it like it is". "I'm a bloke who respects women. I believe we should look after women," Cr Molony 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."
But many others expressed disgust at the remarks, some describing them as "discriminatory and offensive".
Fellow councillor Jean Ferris said she had been inundated with phone calls from men and women disgusted by Cr Molony's remarks.
"It's an absolute disgrace," she said. "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."
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I’ve got a buddy who works 1 mile or so below ground in the big Mt Isa mine (diesel tech)...but he’s got girls galore at his home each weekend.
His fridge has nothing...and I mean nothing...but beer and rum in it. Stocked floor to ceiling, 24/7.
If there’s a girl shortage there, he hasn’t felt it.
Thanks. I’ll be sleeping with the light on tonight.
We just reinforced our immigration ban!
Whoa! I’ve seen better looking heads on boils!
ugh - there’s no degree of desperation that would allow a man to get with that thing - bestiality would come first. Oh,wait, same thing.......
Vast improvement on what’s been offered to date...
Sheesh, don't be so sahn-sa-tahve, lady! Some of us who aren't the exact ideal of beauty thought his comments were funny.
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