08 September 2006

The importance of knowing your target market

'A risqué dance show at an Australian government-backed climate conference has provoked a storm of disapproval. Models in corsets and stockings danced suggestively to 1950s hits at a dinner to round off the Australia and New Zealand Climate Forum in Canberra. The show was stopped after a number of delegates walked out, and the government has now asked for its sponsorship money back'

- BBC News, 8 September 2006

[The Australian also reports that 'one troupe member, who did not wish to be named, said burlesque was a "fun and healthy way to increase self-esteem and confidence. It is also a great protest to the stereotypical image of an attractive woman - in this sense we are fighting for feminism, not against it. It was a "great way for people to overcome any body-image issues", she said'. Solidarity, sisters!]

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