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Old 02-09-2007, 09:46 AM   #1
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Breast Cancer Society Of Canada Rejects Donation From Exotic Dancers

Wow-so they show their breasts and bodies for a living. But we are all just women period, end of story. And their friend DIED of breast cancer. To place that kind of moral judgment when such a deadly disease is involved-and it's not as if they are serial killers or rapists or something. I find that to be so very sad. It's a disease that is killing so many women, and we need to support ALL women in that and banding together to fight it. How offensive to the memory of their friend.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-col...rs-cancer.html

The Breast Cancer Society of Canada has rejected the offer of thousands of dollars from a fundraising group of exotic dancers in Vancouver.

Exotic Dancers for Cancer holds an annual charity event in memory of a former dancer who lost her life to the disease.

Last year, the event raised $6,000.

However, former dancer Trina Ricketts said the society sent her an e-mail declining the money this year, because its major donors did not support a connection to exotic dancers.

She says the society has taken the group's contributions in the past.

"I really feel that it's a strong indication of the degree of the stigma that exotic dancers experience when an organization doesn't even want to be associated with them for fear of experiencing the same stigma."

Ricketts said her group is still looking for a cancer charity that will accept a donation.

The annual event will be held next month at a downtown hotel.
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Now breast cancer is a "moral" issue?
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I saw this story on Huffington Post, and this was someone's comment

"It is an age-old practice for unsavory types to try to make public donations to legitimate charities in order to tidy up their own image. The mob was famous for this in the old days. If the dancers really want to support a cancer charity, they can make donations as individuals or anonymously. Insisting that the charity accept a public, explicit donation from exotic dancers is taking the focus off of the charity and placing it on the donors.

I don't give money to cancer charities in order to draw attention to myself. I do it as a semi-anonymous, private citizen and leave it at that. This is the dignified and non-controversial approach that any REAL supporter of a charity would follow.

I support the charity's rejection for this reason--there is no way that the cancer charity should be forced or manipulated against their will into a public 'relationship' with a controversial, and quite frankly, offensive group.

The vast majority of women don't want to have ANYTHING to do with porn or strippers or 'exotic' dancers or their ilk in our day-to-day lives. That doesn't make us anti-sex or prude or any of the other epithets men and porn participants have been flinging at us since the so-called sexual revolution in the 1960's. We just happen to think that human sexual expression is private--and not appropriately a commodity."



And this is what another person said is a statement on the society's website

"The Breast Cancer Society of Canada always maintains the highest respect for donors and makes decisions in the donors best interest."
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All I see is self righteous judgement.
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The single women's profession that has the biggest stake in breasts and breast health is exotic dancers. The organization that rejected their donation is letting itself be guided by uptight, narrow-minded people.
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Pure bullshit.

It's really sad that some people think so highly of themselves they can't accept a donation from a group just because they don't agree with the fact that they take their clothes off for a living.

I'm already anticipating a comment along the lines of, "well, what if Osama bin Laden donated a million to the society, then would it be considered bullshit, his donation being declined?"

Just bring it. I'm waiting.
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Apparently they have spare cash and don´t need a donation.
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Lame.

They should take their money and gift it to a research lab working on breast cancer instead.
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I don't think any woman suffering and probably dying from breast cancer cares where the money for her life saving therapy came from.
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My parents both have a sibling with cancer which we found out about last month - one is terminal and another one has skin cancer. It's a horrible disease and too many are suffering.

The more money given towards research the better. Giving to charity is always a good thing. Not accepting that money is sickening.
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How idiotic.

And how depressing to find many Canadians are as every bit as jugemental and petty as many in the US.
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despite anyone's feelings about whether being a stripper is wrong or disgusting, these woman are pulling together for a friend they lost, and for a disease that will take so many more. It shouldn't matter where the money came from, they're supporting the cause. that should be enough.
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Why would the "major donors" assume that people will "associate" them with the exotic dancers just because they both gave money to the same charity? People are really paranoid sometimes.

Why would anybody care where the money comes from when people are trying to find a cure for cancer?
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How idiotic.

And how depressing to find many Canadians are as every bit as jugemental and petty as many in the US.
Not really, just those Breast people I guess
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