What year is it again?

Female Czech politicians celebrate record win with 2011 cheesecake calendar

Four scantily-clad female MPs from the Czech Republic’s Public Affairs party have posed for a 2011 calendar to celebrate the May elections which saw a record 44 women elected to into the lower house of parliament. Two other women, one the party’s candidate for the mayor of Prague, make up the numbers, with each politician photographed twice for the calendar, which will be sold for charity. “We want to draw attention to the fact that we have women in politics,” said MP Lenka Andrysova, who appears in one shot in a thigh-high dress kneeling on a shelf. Deputy speaker Katerina Klasnova is photographed lying on a bed wearing a loose-fitting robe. “Women’s political influence is growing. Why not show we are women who aren’t afraid of being sexy?” said Marketa Reedova, the mayoral candidate. It isn’t the first time the party has used glamour to highlight its strong female presence. During the election campaign, four of the women who appear in the calendar posed for a billboard poster wearing black swimsuits.

The Telegraph