torstaina, heinäkuuta 23, 2009

Feministit tiukkina

Feminist Charity Rejects Funds from Nude Calendar
Sandra Brown, of the Moira Anderson Foundation, which aids victims of domestic and sexual abuse, was stunned by the refusal. "It's a strange overreaction, because these women (in the calendar] are making their own decisions. It's about being assertive, and if these women have the self-esteem, then I would say 'go for it'. Unless something is abusive or deeply offensive, people will see it in the spirit it is intended," she said. But a spokewoman for the charity Zero Tolerance said that her organization would absolutely refuse donations generated by a nude calendar. "We would not take money from a calendar like that. We should be showcasing women for their talents and aspirations. We live in a culture where female nudity is everywhere and there is too much female nudity… It undermines our work to achieve gender equality."

Domestic violence victims = sex workers?
It appears that the organization's spokeswoman is trying to say, "Women should feel great about their bodies, unless they're using them to raise (or earn) money."

I get where Women's Aid is coming from, but ladies, it's 2009. Maybe it's time to stop judging women -- and domestic violence survivors, of all people -- for what they do with their naked bodies.

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Riikka Manner: Raskauden ei pitäisi vaikuttaa työnhakuun

Vortac kirjoitti...

Raskauden ei varmaan myös pitäisi vaikuttaa juoksunopeuteen, kehon muotoon, hormonitoimintaan, ruokahaluun tai vaatevalintoihinkaan.

- Vortac