Charity refuses 'Calendar Girls' dona...

Charity refuses 'Calendar Girls' donation because it would 'support the sex trade'

There are 16 comments on the www.telegraph.co.uk story from Jul 23, 2009, titled Charity refuses 'Calendar Girls' donation because it would 'support the sex trade'. In it, www.telegraph.co.uk reports that:

A domestic abuse charity has refused a donation from hairdressers who posed for a nude calendar, claiming that accepting the money would be akin to supporting the sex trade.

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Jason Lee

Brook, IN

#1 Jul 23, 2009
Well, it shouldn't be difficult to find a more gracious charity to donate the money to.

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#2 Jul 23, 2009
It could have been worse. It could have been the proceeds of a BDSM film. Women would not only be naked, but tied up, slapped, spanked, and beaten, all for a good cause of stopping women from getting beaten. That might be a good thing. Those who want to be beaten can pay to help those who don't want to be beaten.
The REAL Deal

Huntington, WV

#3 Jul 23, 2009
This goes ta show you that batterd women don't want help. The smart ones leave,the stupid ones stay.
The Duke

Westerly, RI

#4 Jul 23, 2009
I fail to see how posing nude for a calendar photo has ANYTHING AT ALL to do with the sex trade.

“Lay down your heart”

Since: Jul 09

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#5 Jul 23, 2009
Charity should not be taken lightly...

“If The Shoe Fits”

Since: Feb 08

Medina, Ohio

#6 Jul 23, 2009
The REAL Deal wrote:
This goes ta show you that batterd women don't want help. The smart ones leave,the stupid ones stay.
It doesn't. Nudity is only dirty if you make it dirty. Apparently these women have dirty minds.

“If The Shoe Fits”

Since: Feb 08

Medina, Ohio

#7 Jul 23, 2009
Sorry, the post was under the wrong reply

“I like mexican food a LOT”

Since: Dec 08

Various Cities in Marin County

#8 Jul 23, 2009
I will try to use the common sense answer here. Women taking their clothes off to pose for a calendar that guys will buy to see T&A... us guys look at T&A and think "damn, i'd like to F* that"... unless it's the freakish stuff like a 700lb woman doing the salsa... in which case it's purely for entertainment... and we think "damn, who would F* that?". So for the battered womans organization to not want to be associated with the nude calendar is not unreasonable, let's be real... nude calendars of woman are purchased by men who wanna see hot girls they would F*, not guys who buy them for their artistic value.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#9 Jul 23, 2009
What irony. This charity, which boasts a membership of feminists, turns out to exhibit a puritanical prudishness, matched only by an inability to laugh at human silliness.

“The Buybull is innerrrent.”

Since: Jun 08

King Of Prussia, PA

#10 Jul 23, 2009
The solution here is so simple I am amazed the rest of you have not seen it! Just make the fundraising, nudie calendar with the men who drove the abused women into the shelter in the first place as models.

Have them nude save for their "wifebeaters." I'm sure sales would do well in the domestic market....
Lonewolf

Leesville, SC

#11 Jul 23, 2009
They must not need the money as bad as they say they do.

“I like mexican food a LOT”

Since: Dec 08

Various Cities in Marin County

#12 Jul 23, 2009
Nadia Sulman was offered a lot of money to do a porn movie, but she refused it. Refusing money from sources you do not agree with does not mean you don't need it. Some people would die before supporting some things... me on the other hand, well, i'll candy from a baby! ;-)
Lonewolf wrote:
They must not need the money as bad as they say they do.
debbie

Newnan, GA

#13 Jul 23, 2009
what can i say?
1 eye jap

Leicester, UK

#14 Jul 23, 2009
i dont think old minges is supporting the sex trade, teens would be.
oakgrove

United States

#15 Jul 23, 2009
You are trying to compare not excepting an offer to be in a porn to not excepting free money from somebody who poses nude? Very bad comparison. They don't compare in the least bit. I agree with lonewolf.
Ritchy Rich wrote:
Nadia Sulman was offered a lot of money to do a porn movie, but she refused it. Refusing money from sources you do not agree with does not mean you don't need it. Some people would die before supporting some things... me on the other hand, well, i'll candy from a baby! ;-)
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“I like mexican food a LOT”

Since: Dec 08

Various Cities in Marin County

#16 Jul 24, 2009
OK, lets make it more like comparing apples to apples. Some people will not wear diamonds because of the diamond trade corruption and unfair labor practices... how about vegans not eating certain items... I bet if you saw a really hungry (not dying, just really hungry) vegan and offered them a hamburger, most would not accept it... however, offer that same vegan some sunflower seeds and they would gladly accept it. In fact, the prove my point, as I was riding into work yesterday in SF, some homeless lady had a sign around her neck that said "I am VEGAN"... I asked her why she wore the sign and she a lot of people tried to offer her food from animal products. This lady was quite nasty and clearly homeless, yet should would not accept any meat, dairy, or other products derived from animals.
oakgrove wrote:
You are trying to compare not excepting an offer to be in a porn to not excepting free money from somebody who poses nude? Very bad comparison. They don't compare in the least bit. I agree with lonewolf.<quoted text>

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