Skip to comments.Polish women strip off in bid to woo voters (Yes, there are pics!)
Posted on 09/28/2007 3:06:25 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
Women from a new Polish political party have stripped off in a controversial poster campaign ahead of national elections.
Seven candidates from the Women's Party are featured posing behind a billboard that reads: "The party of women. Poland is a woman."
The attention-grabbing move is making waves in staunchly Catholic Poland, where the ruling Kaczynski twins have pushed a fiercely conservative agenda.
Writer Manuela Gretkowska said she founded the party as the Polish government considered tightening already strict controls on abortion.
"It is the straw that broke the camel's back," she said, adding that Poland's political scene was usually run by men for men.
"This poster is intended to shatter stereotypes in the anachronistic world of politics, which is more often dominated by uncommunicative men with their black tie outfits," she said.
"We are beautiful, nude, proud. We are true and sincere, body and soul. This is not pornography, there is nothing to see in terms of sex, our faces are intelligent, concerned, proud.
"We do not have our mouths open nor our eyes closed," she said.
So far, polls show the party will fail to cross the five per cent voting threshold required to enter parliament on the October 21 election.
But support is growing, and Ms Gretkowska hopes that the backing of some of Poland's most famous women could help push it over the line and into parliament.
If that happened, the Women's Party could become a key coalition partner after elections that none of the major parties looks like winning outright.
Its backing for equal pay for men and women as well as public funding for contraception would mark a major shift in Poland, where priests, not sexual-health practitioners usually set the political agenda.
But the mainstream parties, including the Law and Justice party of Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski, are waking up to the power that the women's vote could have in the October poll.
Mr Kaczynski has appointed the wife of an opposition politician to advise him on "women's affairs".
Would make me far less inclined to respect them, much less vote for them.
Freedom is a great thing.
Poland may be a woman but she is not a slut.
Which might explain Poland getting f@#$ed all the time throughout the 20th Century.
Can a nation get a testicular transplant?
I’d hit it.
That one, too.
And yeah, that one, and sure, why not that one, too...
The many faces of Lucifer!
I’d hit that too...Polish Potential Delight *PING*
It has just been reported that Bill Clinton has to fly to Poland to attend a very important Party conference.
He should be back in say.... January.
Great image. Someone should add beard-having terrorist sympathizer dirtbag Lynn Stewart’s ugly yap.
Yikes! I almost lost my supper!
I’d vote for them! Especially the back row.
Hold muh beer!
Must hold back.
...Keep on telling myself not to use any “Pole” jokes at this thread.
But Its so...
babe standing on the right needs a hand check, then...
Stop it! I just had dinner! Have you no shame?
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