Remark on Oz PM sparks cleavage protest

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Sydney: A remark against Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has sparked a rush of cleavage photos on Facebook and Twitter. The online protest was lodged after a commentator said on a radio programme that it was wrong on the PM’s part to show too much of her breasts in the Parliament, media reports said.
Outraged Aussie women then posted images of their own cleavages on a Facebook page, with the organiser telling the commentator that it was time “everyone accepted that women have breasts and got over it, to the best of their ability.” The outrage was triggered by columnist Grace Collier who said on a radio programme,“I don’t think it’s appropriate for a PM to be showing her cleavage in the Parliament.”
Within hours women around Australia hit back, sending images of their bosoms to the “Destroy the Joint” Facebook page under the hashtag #convoyofcleavage.
Miss Jenna Price, a spokeswoman for the “Destroy the Joint” page, said she was building up a compendium of cleavage pictures which might be sent to Miss Collier as “a humorous way of telling Grace Collier that she’s an idiot.”  Miss Price, who is a media academic wrote, “Here’s news for Grace — women have breasts.” The flood of breast photos came in after blogger Jennifer Wilson encouraged women to tweet a picture of their cleavage.  

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