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Chinese Theme Park Offers Discounts for Miniskirts
And encourages employees to throw water on women

The Merry-Land Resort Theme Park is a bit like Southern China’s answer to Disneyland, but much more sexist than a princess being rescued by a knight in shining armour could ever be. The miniskirts are the product of a summer marketing campaign aimed at attracting more visitors. The park offers a half-price discount to all women wearing skirts shorter than 38 inches–and it takes the gimmick very seriously: Staff members wait at the park entrance armed with rulers and anything other than a miniskirt (like a short dress or hot pants) need not apply. “The stipulation aims to encourage female visitors to showcase their beauty in summer,” the park’s deputy manager, Li Wenxing, told Shanghai Daily. The park also encourages patrons to throw water on the mini-skirted women, as part of what it calls a summer “water splashing festival.” [TIME]

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