Czech Culture & Adaptation

Sexy politics

September 10, 2010
sexy politics

Photo by Alexandros Michailidis/

Making international headlines with a politician pin-up calendar.

When women earned an unprecedented number of seats in the June 2010 Czech parliamentary elections, the resulting victory stirred up an unexpected discourse on sex and politics. As a celebratory measure the Věci veřejné (VV) (Public Affairs party) created a pin-up calendar featuring its newest female members in scantily-clad outfits and provocative poses. The charity calendar was endorsed by its female politicians. Although the calendar did receive criticism from some Czech women who believe that showing off nice legs in alluring poses wasn’t going to award more power to women, most of the country didn’t really see the item as anything special.

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