Because the women on the this calendar cover are all Czech politicians.
“The 2011 calendar features four women MPs from the Public Affairs party wearing little in the way of clothing in a series of images that dispatch the traditional image of staid and serious parliamentarians”, says the Telegraph.
At the last general election, a record 44 women were elected into the lower house of parliament, the highest ever, says the story, quoting MP Lenka Andrysova, “who appears in one shot in a thigh-high dress kneeling on a shelf”, as stating:
“We want to draw attention to the fact that we have women in politics.”
Katerina Klasnova, the 32-year-old deputy speaker for the lower house of the Czech parliament, is photographed lying on a bed wearing a loose-fitting robe, says the story, adding:
“As further evidence that few in the Czech Republic have qualms over spicing the world of politics with touch of glamour and sex appeal, in the days after the election the glossy women’s magazine ‘Ona’ (She in English) encouraged readers to vote for “Miss Parliament”, asking them to choose their favourite female MP.”
On the right is a p2pnet exclusive — a glamour photo of Canadian PM Stephen Harper, posing for Playgirl magazine as part of his campaign fund raising effort shortly before his 2002 election as Conservative leader.
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Telegraph – Female Czech MPs pose for calendar, July 12, 2010
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