Penthouse applauds the NRL's gender advisor Professor Cathy Lumby for today’s remarks in the Telegraph about player’s demeaning women by using deprecating remarks like 'ganga' for group sex and mistreating women in order to set up an 'abusive male bonding exercise'.
The rights of women to be the mistresses of their own domain, to express their sexuality and sensuality in their own ways and to conduct themselves cannot be condemned but must be applauded.
For far too long, women have been exploited and treated as sexual objects without intelligence and resilience by high profile sportsmen, with benign club support. It is recognised that the world at large and the rugby league world in particular is not an equal playing field, and star footballers and athletes have used their status to abuse and use women like a box of Kleenex, for decades.
The fact of the matter is that women are capable of being far more sexually conscious and aware than the 'bimbos' and 'groupies' that Australia's most lauded athletes have made them out to be. When a Penthouse Pet bites back with intellectual fangs and exposes the discredited behaviour of their partners, they do so as powerful women exerting their rights to be treated with dignity.
Rugby league and other sports have treated the ability to make strong scrums on the field as a right to behave with a pack herd mentality off the field. Professor Lumby and David Gallop, in his time, made huge efforts to correct the male misperception of their superiority and 'God-given right' as athletes to pick and choose, and walk away from the entrails of their disgusting behaviour.
Penthouse supports the rights of women to expose crude male conduct and to assert their right to express their sexuality.
We also condemn the mass media’s exploitation of a woman's past or present employment as a 'stripper' as a demeaning dismissive and headline grabbing device.
As always Penthouse promotes all women and especially our women to show their strength, tenacity and refusal to bow down and be bullied by uneducated cave men posing as passing stars who inevitably fade into the night sky when the sun comes up, and a strong woman finally flexes her muscles.
Below is the gallery of some of Belinda Medlyn's awesome work she did with Penthouse back in 2014: