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Stuffing the ballot box?

May 10, 2007

The genuine caption for this photo tells us this woman is wearing the ’Voter Turnout Lift-Up Bra’ and that a lingerie maker introduced the garment, modeled after a ballot box, to raise the interest of Japanese people in elections.

You get the connection? No, I don’t either, unless voting places in Japan are a lot more like Tony Soprano’s Bada Bing Club than they are where I live. Is somebody confusing going to the polls with going to see pole dancers?

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A model presents the ‘Voter Turnout Lift-Up Bra’ at a promotional event in Tokyo May 9, 2007.  The bra was modeled after the actual ballot boxes used during elections in Japan.  REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Comments

I dunno…I just keep thinking Barbarella meets Sailor Moon…

It’s just one of those days.

Posted by K | Report as abusive
 

Gotta pay tuition at U-T somehow.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive
 

An election where we’re winners just for casting a vote.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive
 

Is that a ballot in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

Please — nobody tell her the election has been over for weeks.

Every woman in the free world …

 

Are you sure she’s a professional model? She seems to be of a healthy weight and her collarbones are not threatening to cut everyone who walks within a metre of her.

Posted by Charlene | Report as abusive
 

some of us prefer realism and some meat on our models — why don’t u go look at sticks instead

Posted by Jim | Report as abusive
 

Calm down, Jim. I agree with you, but apparently the fashion world does not. Or the entertainment world, for that matter: see Kate Bosworth recently?

Posted by Charlene | Report as abusive
 

The whole world should use it is nice and you can steal a feel of her Breast when you are putting in the ballot but the design should be changed a little bit for the real use like anti-tampering and all that

Posted by Ballot Box | Report as abusive
 

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