Saturday, July 19, 2014

Rowing Calendar Row

Last year's safety message from this blog about the importance of wearing a personal flotation device (PFD) was brought to you courtesy of the Warwick University Women's Rowing team.

Their annual calendar raised thousands of pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support (hurrah!) and this year they are yet again doing their bit to raise money for that charity.

But their latest calendar, an example of which is shown above, has run into a controversy with Facebook banning their page but not that of a similar calendar from the Warwick University Men's Rowing team, (as described here).

One can only hope that this publicity leads to more funds to a cause most definitely worth supporting.


my2fish said...

What's the controversy? That's a very tastefully done photograph and it is supporting a great cause. Well done by the rowing team.

my2fish said...

In fact, it seems similar, in fact maybe less racy, than the Body issue by ESPN.

JP said...

The controversy is that the women's pictures were banned but the men's weren't, leading some to suggest Facebook's criteria were not consistent.

Tillerman said...

That's terrible. Facebook should be ashamed of such blatant sexism. Readers of Proper Course can rest assured that my blog has an entirely gender neutral policy and is an equal offender of both sexes.

Those who wish to express their support for the Warwick rowing ladies can find another one of their tasteful images at Austerity in Britain.