Childrearing

Children’s Sexual Abuse Charity Doesn’t Want These Moms’ Dirty Sexy Money

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Remember the awesome Tattooed Hippie Pirate Mommas? Well, these ladies made a calendar to raise money for the Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County, a charity that investigates physical and sexual abuse of children. Except the conservative charity refused their money on the grounds that the pin-up style calendar just didn’t jibe with their mission. NO SEX PLEASE WE’RE CHARITABLE.

This is despite the fact that the Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County freely admits it has outgrown its current facility and is desperate need of funds. But no funds from trashy tattooed mamas who dare to bare their bodies, of course!

Goddamn. The photos in the calendar are sexier than like, a gallery of puppies and kittens, sure, but it’s not like the THPM’s are asking the Children’s Advocacy Center to display them in their cubicles or hand them out to families. They simply want to give some money to help this organization continue doing the good work they’ve been doing. Daniel Leal, the executive director for the center, told the local CBS affiliate that his charity isn’t necessarily agains the moms themselves, but they just can’t handle the pictures:

“It was a pinup calendar that could be perceived as sexual in nature. If a defense attorney pulled some of these pictures on the stand and said, ‘you’re concerned about this child being sexually abused but yet here’s a picture of this lady that was used as a fundraiser. You don’t appear to be concerned about sexual abuse at all.’”

Suuuuuure. Except adult women freely choosing to pose for a calendar for the express purpose of having fun and raising money for charity has absolutely nothing in common with the sexual abuse of innocent children.  All sex does not = bad evil sex, Children’s Advocacy Center! Aargh.

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Stacy Willingham, speaking for the THPMs, says the group is appalled and disappointed at the reaction to the pictures in the calendar:

 “They’re not provocative. Did you see the pictures? We’re all fully clothed. Any given day you can walk out and see less clothing. I’ve seen less clothing at church.”

This is such a damn shame, both for the women who raised money in good faith out of the kindness of their hearts, and for the ignorant charity preventing itself from providing important services to the children of Texas. Luckily, the Tattooed Hippie Pirate Mommas say they plan to find another charity that will accept the money they’ve made from the pin-up calendar. Non-profits run by non-puritans, put your hands out.

Photos: Tattooedmommas on Etsy