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Post by opas » Sun 10 Nov 2013 14:20

Do any of the french newspapers have an equivalent? I ask because I am watching Sunday Politics, Harriette Harman is demanding page 3 is banned, she says the girls are exploited.

I am indifferent, if the girls have the front( whoops) to do it and earn a good wedge, then good luck to them. The women's institute do a calendar , I feel are that either the female members of the armed forces did a calendar or Army wives.

What about TheAnglophone Direct Calendar ( y comprises les beaux goss) with monies donated to nominated charities....Cancer France, British Legion...?

Much to my daughters embarrassment I am game if someone will help to organise it.
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Post by tia » Sun 10 Nov 2013 18:33

my sister was a page 3 girl, she enjoyed it and still does when she sees photos of herself. Her exboyfriend is a photographer and when we used to go to their house where he did the photos there were often girls posing to try and be on page 3. They were definately not being forced to do it ( hubby always looked at his feet when he was there so think he was more embarressed than them!) Don't think that there is a french version of it though.

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Post by opas » Sun 10 Nov 2013 20:31

So we just need 11 more willing male/ females , a photographer a printer, a make up artist a hairdresser and someone who is experienced in marketing.

Come on , l am not suggesting full frontal in your face poses...subtle is then word.
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Post by martyn94 » Mon 11 Nov 2013 10:05

If this takes off, the site has lost at least one visitor. France infuriates me in many ways, even after many years. But the lack of p3 is not one of them.

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Post by Sue » Mon 11 Nov 2013 10:33

Opas is talking tasteful here Martyn, for charity, not a full on faceful of Pom Poms. Talking page 3, in UK, when I was living there only 1 newspaper had one so there were plenty of other papers to purchase. Dont be such a fuddy duddy. :oops: :lol:
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Post by martyn94 » Mon 11 Nov 2013 10:47

I can read. However tasteful he thinks it is, it isn't tasteful enough for me, and I am really not very demanding. We can all give to charity if we wish, and save the price of the make-up artist, who would have to be exceptionally gifted in my case.

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Post by Sue » Mon 11 Nov 2013 10:50

Opas is, in fact, a she not a he!
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Post by opas » Mon 11 Nov 2013 10:52

LOL

Sexism rules! Why assume opas is a man :idea: :roll:
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Post by martyn94 » Mon 11 Nov 2013 11:25

Touché. And not just to me. But I do still think that it's a bad idea.

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Post by opas » Mon 11 Nov 2013 12:05

Lighten up the thought was for charity.

How about I get back in the kitchen and bake a cake instead! :P
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Post by martyn94 » Mon 11 Nov 2013 18:26

I bake a mean cake myself. But it's still a lousy idea.

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Post by opas » Mon 11 Nov 2013 21:00

:roll:
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Post by Owens88 » Tue 12 Nov 2013 00:12

But France has a different concern about Flesh. It is widely accepted to bathe naked in rivers in France or females to be topless on beaches, but not in the UK. In the UK it is widely accepted for fathers to leer at page 3 over breakfast while telling their daughters to 'dress safely'.

But the 'tease' is famous in France- Moulin Rouge etc.

FWIW I am not against flesh, nudity or calendars - just hypocrisy. :D
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Post by Robert Ferrieux » Tue 12 Nov 2013 03:54

Opas....er...thanks, but no thanks. Not at our age! There's only a short time in life to get our kit off.

Page 3 girls, if I remember well, were young, slim and beautiful; I'm only slim and beautiful, so count me out.
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Post by Sue » Tue 12 Nov 2013 07:00

Some of the Calendar Girls and some of the real WI dont have those 3 attributes Helen. You are lucky to have 2, I for one have none!! :lol:
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Post by Admin » Tue 12 Nov 2013 07:58

You are beautiful inside.

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Post by Sue » Tue 12 Nov 2013 09:07

You didnt have to bl**dy agree with me. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by Admin » Tue 12 Nov 2013 09:46

Ooooops. I meant.....and to add to all that you are beautiful inside tooooooooo
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Post by Sue » Tue 12 Nov 2013 09:48

:) :) 8) 8)
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Post by opas » Tue 12 Nov 2013 10:31

And you scrub up well....... :oops:
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Post by opas » Thu 17 Sep 2015 15:36

Take a look at anglophone direct Facebook.( except Martin94) A beautiful calendar for cancer support France.

Well done to all involved
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Post by Sue » Thu 17 Sep 2015 18:20

Like :)
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Post by Admin » Fri 18 Sep 2015 09:32

Me too. Big time like. So admire these people.

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Post by opas » Fri 18 Sep 2015 13:12

Just a little miffed I wasn't invited to show off my assets :oops:
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Post by martyn94 » Sun 20 Sep 2015 15:27

opas wrote:Take a look at anglophone direct Facebook.( except Martin94) A beautiful calendar for cancer support France.

Well done to all involved
I've been pretty much forbidden (or possibly compelled) to comment. The one picture I've seen is tasteful, as these things go, and the sunflowers are pretty. But it does seem a bit sad, AD2015, that an old geezer like me (male, if you were in any doubt) is the only feminist round here. There really is no jokey, or "ironic", way of delivering naked women to the male gaze: it's ultimately all just soft porn. Or great art, once in a blue moon, but this is not that case.

There are, of course much more effective ways of supporting charitable causes than buying cheesy calendars. And in my case, it was a timely reminder.

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Post by malcolmcooper » Sun 20 Sep 2015 16:08

It's totally harmless fun in my opinion and not to be taken so seriously. I trust it raises good money. I wasn't intending to buy one myself but I will now. I quite like cheese!
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Post by Kate » Sun 20 Sep 2015 18:22

No porn here in any shape or form Martyn I promise. All very subtle, tasteful....and for a woman who has lost a breast or a man who has been through the indignity of the various forms of cancer that we all need to be on the lookout for, it is a much needed confidence boost. I don't actually know if all or any of the models have actually had cancer...,but if they have, and they have got back up and gone out there and got their kit off for the camera, all I can say is 'wow'!

I think it's lovely though that your comments are very much in support of ladies. I'm convinced you're a closet big hearted man behind the grumpy exterior. :-)

Incidentally, I don't know much about great art or photography, but the photos don't just focus on the model, but on the whole scene. .....vines, orchards etc

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Post by opas » Sun 20 Sep 2015 18:41

Isn't porn or soft porn , using the body with intent of causing sexual excitement? I doubt very much that any of these models set out to do that.In fact I have seen more show of flesh on a beach.

I hope they sell lots of calendars, raise awareness and it raises a few smiles too!
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Post by martyn94 » Sun 20 Sep 2015 22:47

Kate wrote:No porn here in any shape or form Martyn I promise. All very subtle, tasteful....and for a woman who has lost a breast or a man who has been through the indignity of the various forms of cancer that we all need to be on the lookout for, it is a much needed confidence boost. I don't actually know if all or any of the models have actually had cancer...,but if they have, and they have got back up and gone out there and got their kit off for the camera, all I can say is 'wow'!

I think it's lovely though that your comments are very much in support of ladies. I'm convinced you're a closet big hearted man behind the grumpy exterior. :-)

Incidentally, I don't know much about great art or photography, but the photos don't just focus on the model, but on the whole scene. .....vines, orchards etc
God save me from ever supporting "laydeez". Women can support themselves, if they can be bothered. I just don't much like sleaze. Even tasteful sleaze, and even in a good cause. But as I said, it did remind me that there are good causes to support which I haven't recently supported enough. So thanks for the calendar, even if I don't buy it.

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Post by Sue » Mon 21 Sep 2015 08:32

I have seen all the pictures Martyn 94, one of which is a man. The Calendar is offering support to people who have/had cancer both those who have won or lost their battle. As has been said previously all the photos are tasteful and in no way pornographic, soft or hard. Go sit on Argeles beach in season and you would see far more of the bodily form. The only thing I find sad is that CSF and others have to produce a calendar to raise funds. I feel there should be more support from governments. Cancer touches everyone at some point in their lives whether it is yourself or a family member and doesn't distinguish between rich and poor.
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