Well it would appear only mom and Darrell like to comment...that, or I'm just too impatient (it hasn't even been 24 hours since I posted that entry). Anyway...first, the background:
Yesterday I was walking to the campus store to buy bus tickets when I walked by a group of firefighters outside the radio station and thought "hmm, what are they doing here?", then I saw the calendars.
I fully support charitable causes and like my mom pointed out, the profits of the sale of the firemen calendars goes to help burn victims and their families-great cause.
What bothers me more though is how women's rights groups get all tempermental about how guys are exploiting women all the time. For instance, Sports Illustrated calendars. So, why then, is it okay for women to exploit men (if thats in fact what people are doing when they're posing for calendar pics), but its not okay for men to do the same for women? Granted, I don't think the sale of SI calendars go to support any reputable charities (or any charity for that matter), but why the double standard? (And yes, I am a woman getting worked up about other stupid women.) It's just that everywhere I look people are saying one thing and doing another, and double standards make me mad!
More than anything though, I'm just really disgusted with the overt sexual nature of the world we're in. It leaves nothing to the imagination, leads children into promiscuity earlier and earlier and it HURTS PEOPLE. I guess I just can't help but be bothered by the oversexed society were in.