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Also in the Ukrainian feminist radical news front:
http://www.kyivpost.com/news/guide/gene ... il/105396/
Has New Zealand contest winner found a Ukrainian girlfriend?
May 26 at 22:51 | Nataliya Horban
â€œWin a Wife,â€� a controversial radio contest held in New Zealand in February, made winner Greg Morgan a happy man and once again nourished a stereotype of Ukraine as the worldâ€™s bride basket.
Winemaker Morgan won round-trip tickets to Ukraine and 12 nights in Zaporizhzhya to meet a woman of his dreams, but after bad publicity surrounding the sexist competition, he reportedly refused to make the trip.
The New Zealand Labour Party was outraged: â€œIt is a reminder that there is still an attitude towards women in New Zealand that is deeply troubling â€“ that they are commodities to buy and to own,â€� Carol Beaumont wrote in her blog in February.
But just when Ukrainian feminists and New Zealand politicians sighed with relief, photos of Morgan with a playful blonde posing in front of yellow curtains in a radio stationâ€™s t-shirt popped up online.
â€œGreg has met Irina and she plans on coming down to New Zealand when she finishes university, haha, go Greg,â€� reads the message on the Rock FMâ€™s Facebook page.
Is Greg Morgan seeing a college student named Irina? (http://www.therock.net.nz)
It looks like Morgan rescheduled the trip to get his prize and tricked Femen, a popular womenâ€™s movement who protested topless against Morganâ€™s visit on March 1.
Young women promised to disrupt the kiwiâ€™s visit to Ukraine by appearing in Donetsk airport on the day of his scheduled arrival.
â€œWe will do everything possible to make sure he takes his suitcase and flies back,â€� said Anna Hutsol, Femenâ€™s leader.
But Morgan apparently sneaked past the naked customs patrol and met with a student called Irina.
Bypassing vigilant Femen, Morgan proved a persistent fellow.
This wasnâ€™t his first attempt to find a Ukrainian bride. In his radio profile online, he mentioned that he had already tried to meet a woman from Ukraine but two days before his departure she allegedly ditched him.
Read more: http://www.kyivpost.com/news/guide/gene ... z1O7agkjmd
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