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Aussie Mayor Asks Ugly Women to Move to His All-Male Town

One Australian mayor thinks he came up with the perfect way to fix his town's glaring gender imbalance: invite all the country's ugly women to move in. John Moloney, the mayor of Mount Isa, has invited the "beauty-disadvantaged" to relocate to the outback mining town because it's the perfect place "for ugly ducklings to flourish into beautiful swans."

You would think the mayor's comments would offend women, but he also managed to upset his biggest constituency — men. Apparently implying that the men are desperate for some ugly women didn't go over too well. The town's city councilor criticized Mayor Moloney for "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."

While unlucky-in-love women might want to tap a town full of eligible bachelors, implying that they come because they're ugly probably won't motivate a whole lot of ladies to make the move.


bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 9 years
I was thinking that as well. The town is incredibly unappealing.
janneth janneth 9 years
What an ugly looking town!
janneth janneth 9 years
Why did he have to invite just ugly women? Why not any and all women? Sounds like there are enough men to go around.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 9 years
I knew you'd be first in line UnDave. The last thing you need is more competition, lol.
UnDave35 UnDave35 9 years
:slap: :cocktail: Anything else? ;)
Jillness Jillness 9 years
"If I ever do this somebody slap me and bring me a cocktail." :rotfl: Hysterical!
Kazagirl Kazagirl 9 years
That is the funniest thing I have heard all day. :ROTFL:
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 9 years
"sex-hungry starved men that will pounce upon the first girl that they see walking down the street." If I ever do this somebody slap me and bring me a cocktail.
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 9 years
That is my first DOUBLE post ever. WTF? :rant:
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 9 years
:o What on earth is there to say to that? ummmm....J2e1n9... Is that you??? Because if it is NOT up to interpretation. You are gorgeous.
stephley stephley 9 years
That one's very cool Jill.
Jillness Jillness 9 years
I have to try this emoticon out... :pms:
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
Jillness Jillness 9 years
Didn't this kind of "Man Land" thing help Alaska?
Jillness Jillness 9 years
"that the odds are good, but the goods are odd." :rotfl:
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 9 years
Maybe he was just trying to be funny or crass enough to get some press for the town. I mean I dont consider myself ugly, but I guess that is open to interpretation.... since he didnt give me any examples to compare myself got me at least to day dream about moving to check out some Aussie dudes ;)
True-Song True-Song 9 years
Sigh. HE could have saved himself a world of hurt if he just left out "ugly."
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
yesteryear yesteryear 9 years
hows about we send the protesters from denver to this town in australia? everyone knows women protesters are dogs... seems like it would kill two birds with one stone, no?
Kelliegrl Kelliegrl 9 years
Doesn't make the men of the town look so appealing either
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
Love the title of this post.
yesteryear yesteryear 9 years
hahah javsmav, i like that quote. i have felt that way for a while now...
javsmav javsmav 9 years
I heard about this on NPR. They said the women of the town are equally dissatisfied with the choice of men in the town. One local woman says local men are more numerous, but not so great. "We've got a saying," she said, "that the odds are good, but the goods are odd."
stephley stephley 9 years
That's a pretty bleak picture.
UnDave35 UnDave35 9 years
I like the audacity. If you can't find a mate, I got a townfull. My men aren't picky, and they make a good living....
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