In a marked contrast to how certain authorities in Shanghai view women in provocative attire, the Guilin Merryland Resort in Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region is offering half-price entry to women 18 and over who wear skirts shorter than 38 centimeters — and they’ve pulled out the tape measure to make sure no one is cheating. According to Shanghai Daily:
“The stipulation aims to encourage female visitors to showcase their beauty in summer,” said Li Wenxing, deputy manager of the park, one of the country’s major tourist attractions.
Li said the activity had been held annually since 2007 and had been a great success. Visitor numbers, both men and women, soared during the campaign, he said.
Those who qualify can enter the park for 55 yuan, which makes me wonder: what kind of awesome park is this that charges 110 yuan for regular entry?
Oh, wait, I think we have an answer…
The park also holds a water-splashing festival during the campaign where visitors can throw water over each other, including the miniskirted women. That attracted even more visitors, Li said.
Finally, we humbly wonder why the park has to be so sexist as to deny the same deal to miniskirted men. Where’s the outrage?
(H/T That’s Mandarin)