An upmarket Sydney bar has caused outrage after hiring women to lie naked on the table with food on their bodies during a major event – with the models even made to hand feed guests.
People are threatening to boycott Cruise Bar, a popular venue at the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Sydney’s Circular Quay, following the spectacle at their relaunch party on Wednesday night.
Women’s advocate Melinda Tankard-Reist is one of the many objectors and she hopes people take a stand against the bar for ‘objectifying’ women.
‘I hope people decide to boycott Cruise Bar en masse for treating women like trays,’ Ms Tankard-Reist told Daily Mail Australia.
‘It is part of the ongoing objectification of women to use them as serving trays and just part of the buffet,’ said Ms Tankard-Reist. ‘It suggests they are part of the buffet really – saying “help yourself to the women’s bodies”.
Were the models paid? Then this is merely an act of capitalism between consenting adults, and that should be the end of the matter. Besides, Australia, birthplace of the dwarf-tossing game, has always celebrated the slightly outrageous. My kind of place (although I’d probably pass on eating a banana retrieved from the body of one of these ladies).
26 Mayfair Lane, a 1936 home on 5 acres asking $5.495 million, down from its original asking price of $7.2, has a contract. Sellers paid $6.250 for it in 2006 and claim to have renovated it in 2008, though the red formica kitchen counters undercut that claim, at least a little.
To me, it’s a “meh”. To some buyer, however, it has appeal. Old and in the way, to my taste.
16 Shoreham Club Road, Old Greenwich, reports a pending contract. Asking price, $5.595 million. Funky house, but I remember seeing it back in 2013 when it first came on, asking $7.995 million, and thinking, “no friggin’ way”. To be honest, I’m a little surprised it’s found a buyer now, even at this price.
170 Old Mill Road, purchased new for $8.850 million in 2006, has been for sale since 2012, without success. Today it’s dropped its price to $5.1 million.
Zillow estimates its worth at $7,869,872, which shows you what Zillow doesn’t know about the market for 13,000, 9-year-old homes in this part of Greenwich.
In early March, lobbyists were fretting over whether Hillary Clinton would allow K Street contributions to flow into her campaign. Now, Hillary is leading the pack when it comes to money pouring in from Washington-based lobbyists.
Hillary tops not just her Democratic rivals, but also Republicans. In fact, her nearest threat to K Street donations received contributions from half as many lobbyists as she did thus far into the election cycle.
Jeff Bezos is merely helping his customers fulfill their patriotic duty of sustaining one of the most important segments of our economy.