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dg-in-centralpa
06-29-2006, 07:51 AM
Updated: 5:07 p.m. ET June 28, 2006
LOS ANGELES - The city of Los Angeles' Animal Services Department will not accept money from a planned bikini contest fund-raiser called "Hooters for Neuters."

Animal Services Director Ed Boks reconsidered Tuesday after city officials said the event was degrading to women. He said the department will bow out of the July 13 fund-raiser at a Hollywood nightclub hosted by the Hooters restaurant chain. The money was slated for the department's spay and neuter programs.

"It certainly was not my intention to offend anyone," Boks said in a statement. It wasn't immediately known whether the event will still be held. Although the fund-raiser was not sponsored by the city, a promotional flier was posted on the Animal Services Department Web site. The original flier showed a bikini-clad woman, but the latest version shows a dog wearing a T-shirt that says "Hooters for Neuters."

City officials earlier had sharply criticized the decision to participate in the event.

"Are we going backward here?" City Controller Laura Chick said. "We are a city with all kinds of progressive programs that empower women and end discrimination in the workplace, and now we're being connected with a Hooters bikini contest. It isn't right."

Councilwoman Jan Perry said the department's attempt to be creative in telling pet owners to sterilize their animals "crosses the line." "I was surprised and amazed with the photograph on the flier, and I don't think it projects a good image for the city of Los Angeles," Perry said.

Boks said that the owners of Hooters approached him about the fund-raiser a month ago. He said the ads were made without consulting the department.

"When somebody steps up and says they want to help your agency raise money, your inclination is to say 'Yes,'" Boks said. "But, we probably won't be involved in any future bikini contests."

DG - donated money to women like this or was it at a strip joint

Drop1
06-29-2006, 11:28 AM
Something is wrong here. Play Boy buys a hard core porn operation for millions,and nothing is said. If Jenna Jameson had said she was going to donate part of the money to the Los Angeles Animal shelter,would these women on the council have said anything?

dg-in-centralpa
06-29-2006, 02:58 PM
Absolutely!!

DG

sack316
06-30-2006, 02:03 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote dg-in-centralpa:</font><hr>

"Are we going backward here?" City Controller Laura Chick said. "We are a city with all kinds of progressive programs that empower women and end discrimination in the workplace, and now we're being connected with a Hooters bikini contest. It isn't right."

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Maybe this is because it's 4:30 in the morning here, but I found it hilarious that her last name is "Chick" Yay Women's movement!

Sack

heater451
06-30-2006, 06:13 PM
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dg-in-centralpa
06-30-2006, 06:19 PM
I thought this was a great idea.

DG-they obviously did not see the humor

Rich R.
07-01-2006, 06:46 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote dg-in-centralpa:</font><hr> "Are we going backward here?" City Controller Laura Chick said. "We are a city with all kinds of progressive programs that empower women and end discrimination in the workplace, and now we're being connected with a Hooters bikini contest. It isn't right."
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IMHO, Laura Chick is going backwards. She is taking away the freedom of choice from women who would like to participate in this contest for the benefit of animals.
Why shouldn't women get to choose if they would like to participate. If none signed up, there would be no event.

dg-in-centralpa
07-01-2006, 01:38 PM
They also said that it's degrading to women. I don't see how, especially if the women want to do it.

DG

Stretch
07-04-2006, 09:20 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote dg-in-centralpa:</font><hr> They also said that it's degrading to women. I don't see how, especially if the women want to do it.

DG <hr /></blockquote>

Well that's just Woman's Polatics, you don't want to go there lol /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif St.

dg-in-centralpa
07-04-2006, 11:26 AM
How true!

DG