FFF - F*** for Forest

Today I read an article about an idealist Norwegian couple, who is very eager to help the rain forests in this world. But their way to achieve this is a little extraordinary. They chose to take one of the easiest opportunities to make money on the internet to raise funds - they opened a pornographic web-site. For the contents on this site they claim:

"What we do is about sexual joy, and about freedom of expression," says Ellingsen. "That's not porn -- it's people having sex together. If people would just be more open about sexuality, there wouldn't be so many problems in the world. We came up with the idea (of FFF), and we just knew it was the right thing to do."

They managed to raise some US$ 120000 yet - more to come for sure, since over 1000 people subscribed to their web site. But getting the money to the tropical rain forest areas where it is needed seems to be about the same problem my student community had raising funds for the university with a erotic nude calendar.

In conservative catholic South-America money from a project like this is not wanted by the organisations supporting the rain forest there. Although the project goes much further then the really artful nude calendar mentioned above, I think the problem relies on different opinions what kind of art/self expression/life style is accepted by the society and which is not. Would be nice to get some Malaysian oppinions on that subject.

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  1. silentsoliloquy says:

    *There's a lot of people out there who do weird things to support weird causes, but I think we shouldn't judge. Like Bo Diddley sang (and Clapton and The Who as well), "Before You Accuse Me... Take A Look At Yourself.."

  2. Jürgen Hösch says:

    *Well.. Did I judge? Didn't try to. But probably I got some word describing it, which as a negative meaning I didn't know. Not only since I was involved in producing a nude calendar, I can find no bad thing in making some money out of such things. As long as no one gets harmed. So if it is the free will of those two Norwegians, why shouldn't they proceed?

  3. silentsoliloquy says:

    *Nope.. don't think you're judging.. but a lot of others are right now as we're speaking! ;-)

  4. silentsoliloquy says:

    *Btw.. I could lend you some photos... though I must get consent from another first. ;-) :-P

  5. Jürgen Hösch says:

    *If you want to take some of my photos - feel free to do so, but please note that you got the picture from my site.


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