Vera Lengsfeld is a CDU candidate in the German elections. She's caused quite a stir with this poster. The slogan reads: "We have more to offer". What the 'more' actually entails is left to the reader's imagination. Interestingly, the reaction to the poster within the CDU and more generally seems to be quite positive. Frau Lengsfeld writes on her blog...
The CDU reacton has either been relaxed or delighted. There are constituency parties who have placed orders for the poster. There is no sign of protest within the party however much journalists have tried to find it... It's astonishing how prudish left wing men still are. Hey boys, relax! Where has your sense of sexual liberation disappeared to? Or is your outrage rather manufactured? I tend to the latter point of view.
It's a fair point. However, let's imagine for a moment a British election in which a male Conservative candidate, using the same slogan, as Frau Lengsfeld, used an image of his own trouser covered 'lunchbox' and that of David Cameron - or alternatively a barechested six pack. Couldn't happen, could it? A definite sense of humour failure would ensue.
So can women get away with using sex in politics more than men?