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Mon Nov 19, 2018, 08:46 PM

Australian firefighters with cute native & rescue animals - 2019 charity fundraising calendar!

A little off-topic, but I am a firm believer in positive things that make us smile amidst all the angst. We need morale boosts!

Every year Australian firefighters create calendars of firefighters posing with cute animals to sell as a fundraiser for charities.











There is also a cat calendar with rescue kittens:









And a dog calendar:



https://www.australianfirefighterscalendar.com/calendars/2019-firefighters-calendar-animal-calendar


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Reply Australian firefighters with cute native & rescue animals - 2019 charity fundraising calendar! (Original post)
Amaryllis Nov 2018 OP
Control-Z Nov 2018 #1
3catwoman3 Nov 2018 #2
MineralMan Nov 2018 #3
mopinko Nov 2018 #5
Amaryllis Nov 2018 #7
MineralMan Nov 2018 #9
ProudMNDemocrat Nov 2018 #4
rusty fender Nov 2018 #10
ProudMNDemocrat Nov 2018 #11
demigoddess Nov 2018 #6
Polly Hennessey Nov 2018 #8

Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2018, 08:51 PM

1. Oh, my. I do appreciate a good calendar!

Always have!!

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2018, 08:54 PM

2. Mmmm, mmmmmmmmmmmm, mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Hot guys and adorable critters. What's not to like?

Love the guy with the meerkats.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2018, 08:58 PM

3. If I posted a calendar like that, but featuring women,

I would receive excoriating replies accusing me of objectivifying women. I wouldn't post that, though. How is this different?

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 19, 2018, 09:09 PM

5. cuz this is wholesome.

no layers and layers of lack of consent; absence of power, absence of shame.
just a little good clean fun between adults.

you know, like those other calendars arent.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 19, 2018, 09:27 PM

7. Also they organize this themselves. I doubt the same could be said for a Playboy calendar.

No coercion or exploitation and no profit motive - it's a charity fundraiser, and a very effective one.

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Response to Amaryllis (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 19, 2018, 09:52 PM

9. Google Nude Charity Calendar.

There are many such that feature women I could not get away with posting any of them here. Your point is not made. Double standard.

I would not post such a calendar, of course. It would be considered sexist. I don't do that.

Please think about it.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2018, 09:05 PM

4. Aussie men are HOT......


They are up close. I saw some hunky men in Sydney on my walks, in the pubs, working Construction. They love their tattoos too. Some of the Rugby players, oh my.

And I leave tomorrow to start my journey back to the United States.

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 19, 2018, 10:20 PM

10. Aren't there aboriginal firefighters?

Where are they

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Response to rusty fender (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 19, 2018, 10:46 PM

11. I did not see many.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2018, 09:13 PM

6. awww I couldn't take my eyes off of the cats!

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2018, 09:29 PM

8. Oh, my, goodness, Australians have shoulders.

What’s not to like. Plus, who could resist a cute animal. Agree with you Mineral Man, why are the pearl clutchers not raising objections to the objectivication (is that a word?) of the cute firefighters.

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