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Corey Wildeman has opened a pizza delivery store in Winnipeg, Canada. He says his customers are 75-80 percent female. So, what’s the big deal; where’s the story?

Underneath the pizza, on the cardboard box, is a pornographic picture.

“It runs the full gamut. There are some that are very Playboy-esque and others which Larry Flynt would blush at,” said Mr. Wildeman, as quoted in a July 1, 2007, Sun Media article.

According to Mr. Wildeman, you must be 18 or older to order the pizza and proof of age is required before the pizza is handed over at the door. Well, that ought to keep it out of the hands of children. It’s not like they might see it in the kitchen garbage can or out at the curb in front of a neighbor’s house.

One wonders where the entrepreneurial 30-year-old gets the pictures he uses? Are they copyrighted? Who sold them to him? Is he sure the people in the pictures gave consent for them to be taken? Could they be victims of sex trafficking? Could they be minors?

Would it matter to Mr. Wildeman? Probably not.

Quoting an episode of the Simpsons he told Sun Media, “You’ll never go broke appealing to the lowest common denominator.”

I’d say he’s already morally bankrupt.

And as for his clientele, ladies, what are you thinking? The objectification of women is not cool, it’s not chic, it’s demeaning. Every time you purchase a pizza from him you support the degradation of women. Who’s profiting from your consumerism? Pornographers, the sex industry and a man appealing to your base instincts. Mr. Wildeman understands your curiosity about his product or your weakness for it, and he’s counting on you to want more so he can line his pockets with cash.

Do you feel used or exploited? Just think how those women in the pictures feel.

Brenda Zurita is the Research Fellow with the Beverly LaHaye Institute.

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