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Si dans certains coins il y a plus de femmes que d’hommes dans d’autres c’est la situation inverse qui se produit… comme le rapporte cet autre article de la BBC.
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Australian plea for ‘ugly’ women
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.
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.
In an interview with the Townsville Bulletin last week, Mr Molony proposed a novel solution to Mount Isa’s shortage of eligible women.
« 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.
« 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.
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. »
Mr Molony has since refused to retract his remarks 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. »
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