The Knucklehead of the Day award
Today's winner is The South Korean Ministry of Gender Equality. They get the award for the following.
SEOUL, Korea (Reuters) -- The South Korean government is handing out gifts for office workers who promise not to visit brothels this holiday season.The ROK prefers prostitutes not to get paid, where as Denmark subsidizes them for handicapped people.
"If you promise yourself to make it a healthy night out at the end of the year, and if you recommend this to others, we are giving lots of prizes," the Ministry of Gender Equality said in an Internet posting.
The ministry is offering to pay companies whose employees pledge not to buy sex after what are typically alcohol-soaked, year-end parties.
A ministry spokesman confirmed the campaign but declined to answer questions about it.
But a ministry official told the Korea Times daily: "Korean corporate culture that includes heavy drinking is also what makes buying sex acceptable as a way for male-bonding, which is proving to be a hard-to-break ritual."
The ministry is offering movie tickets based on the number of employees who pledge not to visit prostitutes as well as a cash prize of 1 million won ($1,077) for the company which enlists the most employees in the campaign.
Many South Koreans were bewildered by the plan, saying it was a waste of money and gave the impression that South Korean men cannot keep away from brothels.
"Do they really think men buy sex every time they have a dinner party?" wrote one Korean on a comment page of the South Korea's largest daily Chosun Ilbo.
Truthfully both countries are nuts. Tax money shouldn't be used to 'bribe' men, if the ROK is concerned about prostitutes, round the women up. Then that will cost money too.(Besides what's a girl to do for living, right? Time for sarcastic laughter) Bottom line is- Some men(or women) are always going to behave badly. Lets not reward people for either good or bad behavior. Obeying the law need not be rewarded, it should be done without thinking.
The South Korean Ministry of Gender Equality is today's Knucklehead of the Day.
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