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His invite takes the sexist prize

November 21, 2008|Times Wire Reports

An outback mayor's plea for lovelorn and unattractive women to move to a remote mining town to alleviate a shortage of eligible women has won him Australia's yearly award for outrageous sexism.

Mount Isa Mayor John Malony infuriated women in August by saying that "with five blokes to every girl, may I suggest that beauty-disadvantaged women should proceed to Mount Isa" in northwest Queensland state.

When complaints were raised, Malony said, "The protesters are blaming me for their looks."

The annual Ernie awards have 10 categories and are decided by the level of boos, jeers and stamping of feet at a women-only event at the New South Wales state parliament in Sydney.

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