China’s tourism bureau is investing $26 million in “Women’s Town,” a “tourist attraction” where women are the boss and men get punished for disobedience. Not so surprisingly, the Women’s Town City Hall is an exact replica of my house.
They’re also looking for investors. Here are the basics:
The 2.3-square-km Longshuihu village in the Shuangqiao district of Chongqing municipality, also known as “women’s town,” was based on the local traditional concept of “women rule and men obey,” a tourism official told Reuters.
“Traditional women dominate and men have to be obedient in the areas of Sichuan province and Chongqing, and now we are using it as an idea to attract tourists and boost tourism,” the official, surname Li, said by telephone.
The concept, from a business perspective, is faulty, so I’ll not be investing — besides, my wife won’t let me.
Why won’t a “Women’s Town” boost tourism? Initially, it might, but in the end what man is going to want to pay for something he can do at home, and what woman is going to want to go to a city full of women, all of whom think they’re the boss, and for a few days every month there’s an outburst that makes the Hun look like Howdy Doody? It would be like spending your entire vacation in a staff meeting at Cosmopolitan Magazine.
If by “dominated” they meant leather hoods, ball gags, whips and inversion boots, they might get some male takers, but by making it clear that they mean “dominated” in the Hillary sense of the word, this will draw few if any men. Big mistake, China.
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