Friday, September 08, 2006

A Political Dilemma

(From here, and here.)
Outraged scientists stormed out of a government-sponsored climate change conference dinner in Canberra last night, after the strippers booked as entertainment left them all hot and bothered.

One attendee said many of those who walked out of the dinner at Old Parliament House were women.

"I honestly could not believe my eyes when a woman covered in balloons started prancing around as delirious male scientists popped them with a pin," the person, who asked to remain anonymous, said in an email to


However, shadow environment minister Anthony Albanese has since called for a government investigation.

"This is appalling and completely inappropriate and the Australian government should immediately investigate how on earth this occurred," Mr Albanese said this afternoon.


It has to be said that the question of strippers at government-sponsored conferences is a delicate one. On the one hand, there are those who feel that it is never appropriate. On the other hand, there are a number of people who feel that we can't have enough of it. Indeed, it is a political dilemma that may not be solved in our lifetimes.

I, personally, favour the voices of moderation and constraint: I feel that we can find a balance between, on the one hand, those who don't want to see any boobs at all, and those who would be happy if it was "all boob". Obviously, there must always be time at a government-funded conference to cover such topics of climate change; but I feel that there may also be some time set aside for gratuitous nudity.

However, it is only through continued dialogue and discussion, and just the occasional arse-and-tit show, that we can work towards such a time.

Should we see more of this woman at government-funded conferences, and if so, how much more?

UPDATE! - Take the poll!

How Much Tit is Appropriate at a Government Funded Conference?
None at all.
Some tit.
Equal amounts of tit and non tit.
All tit.
Free polls from


Supun said...

4 votes in the poll, such a good statistical representation

TimT said...


nailpolishblues said...

Yay tits. Okay, no, not really.

TimT said...

Okay, I'll put you down in the moderates column then?

nailpolishblues said...

I'm not comfortable with this idea of 'moderate'.

I am, however, all for more breasts in politics and fewer tits.

TimT said...

I was thinking about doing a tit essay on my blog. You know, mentioning things like titalitarianism, and so on.

nailpolishblues said...

Words that start with 'tit' are always fun, aren't they?

I am all antitipation for your tit essay.

TimT said...

I am, however, all for more breasts in politics and fewer tits.

Not sure whether anyone's reading this any more, but isn't that a titology?

Alright, alright.

I'll be a couple of posts up.

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