Mount Isa needs women. They need them badly and are willing to settle for anything genetically classified as female. The mayor, John Molony, came under fire recently for suggesting that "beauty-disadvantaged women" looking for love move to his remote mining town
where men outnumber women 5:1. "I'm a bloke who respects women. I believe we should look after women. I'm told men outnumber women here by five to one. If that's the case, then perhaps it's an opportunity for some lonely women," Molony said. Not everyone agrees with the mayor. Shirley Slann, a domestic violence worker in Mt. Isa, says, "It paints the women here as second rate and suggests the men will settle for anything. I think it's quite disgusting." It sounds like a certain domestic violence worker is worried about being low woman on the ugly-pole.