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Mount Isa, Australia

Aussie Mayor Invites Ugly Women to Town

August 18, 2008 02:13 PM
by Isabel Cowles
The mayor of Mount Isa, Australia, recently invited ugly women to move to the mining town, which suffers from a shortage of female citizens.

Australian Mayor Angers Residents with “Ugly Women” Invite

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In an attempt to recruit more female citizens, Mayor John Molony of Mount Isa, an Australian mining town, suggested that the male-dominated population provides “perfect conditions for ‘ugly ducklings’ to flourish into beautiful swans and find true happiness,” The Townsville Bulletin reports.
 
Residents of both genders objected to the statement. Mount Isa City Councilor Gary Asmus saw the invitation as an insult: “he is actually returning us to the Dark Ages and making the guys that live in this town seem like sex-hungry starved men that will pounce upon the first girl that they see walking down the street.”

One woman noted that while there may be more men in Mount Isa, their caliber is not necessarily higher: "We've got a saying," she said, “that the odds are good, but the goods are odd.”

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