Czech MPs pose for risqué calendar

Political party says it’s to celebrate the growing influence of women

Female MPs in Czech Republic are getting noticed with a racy new calendar. Women from the Public Affairs party posed in skirts and bras for black-and-white pin-up style portraits during a May election that saw a record 44 women elected to the 200-person Czech parliament. “Why not show we are women who aren’t afraid of being sexy?” said Prague politician Marketa Reedova, who appeared in the calendar. MP Lenka Andrysova told the Wall Street Journal that she got into politics after being inspired by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, but wouldn’t necessarily look to her for style tips.

Wall Street Journal