Bikini-clad babes land airline calendar with sexist tag!December 14th, 2007 - 4:22 pm ICT by admin
London, Dec 14 (ANI): An airline calendar has been slammed by Spains government-run Womens Institute for being sexist because it features scantily clad airhostesses.
The Ryanairs 2008 calendar, which is sold on flights, has a different hostess posing in or outside the aircraft for each month.
The Womens institute said it is positive that proceeds from sale of the calendar go to Irish disabled childrens charity Angels Quest, however, they branded the photos as sexist.
The institute said that the photographs represent the stewardesses as sexual objects and reinforce discriminatory stereotypes.
“It is significant that that only women are used, in a sector in which there is a considerable percentage of men,” The Sun quoted the institute, as saying.
“We’re not talking about morals or nudity here, it’s simply how women are portrayed,” institute spokeswoman Maria Jesus Ortiz said.
“If there had been men in the calendar, I’m sure there would have been no controversy, she added.
Ortiz said that a letter of complaint would be sent to the Irish Embassy in Spain and to the European Unions gender equality group.
But in its defence, Ryanair said that it was for a good cause and that the hostesses volunteered to pose for the sexy pictures. (ANI)
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