Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Men's Magazine Offers Boobs Job Prize

Critics have hit out at men's Zoo Weekly magazine for its sleazy offer to male readers, to get a 10,000 dollar boob job for their girlfriends by sending their cleavage pics.
Women's organisations have slammed the magazine for its competition, branding it as being a poor-taste, unethical and possibly illegal.
Public health researcher Dr Jenny O'Dea of the University of Sydney blasted the magazine insisting that it had no right to treat women as 'objects for men's satisfaction'.
"I'm disgusted and appalled, and very doubtful they can even offer major body modification as a prize. You simply cannot treat women in this way, like objects there for men's atisfaction," News.com.au quoted O'Dea, as saying.
Magazine editor Paul Merrill had earlier insisted to send in entries to win the 'ultimate' gift that 'kept on giving'.
"One lucky Zoo reader will be able to give his girlfriend the ultimate present. It's impossible to think of a more romantic gift than new breasts. It's the gift that keeps on giving," Merrill said.
The magazine asked men, or their girlfriends, to post shots of woman's cleavage, which were to be voted on by readers.
"Once we've got them all in, our readers will vote for who deserves it the most," said Merrill.
A magazine's publicist revealed that the surgeon was yet to be confirmed and if there was anything illegal about such a competition the winner will sort t out.
"That may be the case but that's something the winner can sort out directly," the publicist said.
Dr Howard Webster, president of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, strongly disapproved of the magazine stunt.
"What would we think if a women's magazine ran a lottery for a penis enlargement and asked women to volunteer their boyfriends?" Webster said