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Re-dress, please!

By Diogenes (articles ) | Aug 21, 2004

An enterprising parish of the Church of England is putting out a calendar featuring nude photos of parishioners, to help rape victims in Rwanda.

Now you might be wondering how, by posing nude, a woman in England helps rape victims in Africa. The vicar explains: "Many of the atrocities in Rwanda took place in churches where people had sought sanctuary, so it seems fitting to try and redress the balance."

All perfectly clear now, I trust?

And ladies, would you "re-dress" now? Please?

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  • Posted by: AveMaria580 - Aug. 25, 2004 2:38 PM ET USA

    As a Fine Arts major: "not risque and tasteful" has been used to justify the progressive deterioration of art: crucifixes in urine, dung smeared collages of the Blessed Virgin. A women dying of AIDS having been infected by a unresponsible male, or a women forced to have an abortion by a totalitarian government will hardly can hardly be impressed by the banal demonstration of solidarity.The point isn't really the art or nudity. The point is the intellectual bankruptcy of the modern feminist mind

  • Posted by: - Aug. 23, 2004 11:28 PM ET USA

    The calendar is not even risque. I have no hesitation posting the link. The photography is well done and the poses tasteful. I especially like the photograph of the photographer. It is taken from the back as she sits indian-style on a battered wooden chair- showing nothing except her back. Her hands hold her head down. It is a rather powerful statement about how women are sometimes, in some places, viewed.

  • Posted by: - Aug. 22, 2004 6:49 PM ET USA

    A tolerant society engenders madness with no bounds.

  • Posted by: AveMaria580 - Aug. 21, 2004 6:54 PM ET USA

    If there are any sane women left in the western world, will they please stand up?

  • Posted by: Gil125 - Aug. 21, 2004 5:49 PM ET USA

    ---I should have added in the last one... Thanks again to Diogenes, for whom we may all be well and truly thankful.

  • Posted by: Gil125 - Aug. 21, 2004 5:48 PM ET USA

    We are blessed that we have our brethren in the Church of Henry's Glands. I was feeling a bit down today, and here comes another "cleric" with something to give me a good laugh.

  • Posted by: - Aug. 21, 2004 4:54 PM ET USA

    LOL!!! Sounds like CWN.

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