Nurse Calender Girls - page 2

Today in the LaCrosse Tribune, November 15th, I read an article about several nurses in Sauk County Wisconsin who put together an actual "calender girl" calender, apparently to help raise money for a... Read More

  1. by   psalm
    ...I would like to see the calendar also, to see how much skin is shown and/or if it is seductive. Because it MAY cause some pts. to feel uncomfortable and others it MAY give them a green light (in their minds) to give out verbal or physical sexual taunts.

    ...there's an old saying "It is never right to do wrong to do right". If you wouldn't show up at work that way, you shouldn't sell photos that way.
  2. by   MS._Jen_RN
    I say good for them. It's pretty ballsy and is obviously getting the attention they were shooting for, pretty good marketing if you ask me. If it's tasteful, why not? You Go Girls! I'd do it for the right cause. If someone wants to pay for a picture of me, cool. Firefighters and police orgs have been doing it for a long time.
    ~Jen
  3. by   Princess74
    Good for them!
  4. by   txspadequeenRN
    If this offends you then you should never walk outside again!!!!! I promise there is worse at your local Walmart....
  5. by   JohnBearPA
    OH MY GOD! I've seen "Naughty Nurses" advertised on satellite tv, been assaulted with "nurse porn", in video stores, and have seen nurses portrayed as VD carrying, bed-hopping bimbos on prime-time tv. You're worried about a few brave nurses posing (maybe seductively, maybe not, we don't even know yet) for a calendar to raise money for a great cause? Pull their licenses? Get a grip!

    I applaud those ladies for having the guts to pose, seductively or not, and not only put themselves on the line, but let hundreds of people in their area know they're nurses, and proud of it!

    I agree with the poster that mentioned not leaving your house if you're so offended. I have been offended by profanity on t-shirts and bumper stickers on my way to work, but would never suggest pulling a driver's license. How about the young people who spout profanity in every conversation? What about women who wear a thong exposed by low-rise jeans? Hey, let's ban bikini bathing suits too! What else offends your delicate sensibilities?

    Freedom of expression is a right in this country, and apparently these nurses chose a marketable item as a fundraiser to further a cause they believed in.

    If they did a calendar like that in my area, and wanted a chubby, 40 year old male nurse to pose, and I agreed with the cause, you best believe my scrubs would hit the floor!

    Lighten up please, there's alot of other things to get in a huff over. Remember, pick your battles wisely! I'm sorry to sound harsh, but please, there's always something you can find offense in if you look hard enough.
  6. by   vamedic4
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    And the phrase "grow up" is NOT out of line??
    QUOTE=Marie_LPN;1925987]And the phrase "grow up" is NOT out of line??[/QUOTE]

    No, Marie...it's not. She's choosing to use a phrase like "state of Wisconsin, please pull their licenses"...why? Did someone die as a result of these calendars being made? God forbid the nurses actually do something WRONG.
    Instead, she attacks these well meaning individuals. Pathetic, picky..utterly ridiculous. So yes, growing up is definitely in order.

    vamedic4
  7. by   JohnBearPA
    Quote from vamedic4
    QUOTE=Marie_LPN;1925987]And the phrase "grow up" is NOT out of line??
    No, Marie...it's not. She's choosing to use a phrase like "state of Wisconsin, please pull their licenses"...why? Did someone die as a result of these calendars being made? God forbid the nurses actually do something WRONG.
    Instead, she attacks these well meaning individuals. Pathetic, picky..utterly ridiculous. So yes, growing up is definitely in order.

    vamedic4[/QUOTE]

    :yeahthat: :yeahthat: :yeahthat: :yeahthat: :yeahthat: :yeahthat: :yeahthat:
  8. by   tami21
    I agree, free country. Sounds like the ones mad are jealous!!!!!
  9. by   ERNURSELAX
    I must admit when I first picked up the newspaper and read about what those nurses did, I was really upset about it, obviously. The next day I thought more about it and realized it was probably meant as more of a "joke" calender than a real pornographic calender anyway. I still think it's trashy and pethetic, and I wish they had a little more respect for their profession, but I do have compassion for those they were trying to help, and if that's the only think they could think of, well, good for them I guess. They can keep their licenses.
  10. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from vamedic4
    No, Marie...it's not. She's choosing to use a phrase like "state of Wisconsin, please pull their licenses"...why? Did someone die as a result of these calendars being made? God forbid the nurses actually do something WRONG.
    Instead, she attacks these well meaning individuals. Pathetic, picky..utterly ridiculous. So yes, growing up is definitely in order.

    vamedic4

    I may not agree with the OP's opinion, but it's certainly not my place to be telling them to grow up because they don't share my view.:stone
    Last edit by Marie_LPN, RN on Nov 16, '06
  11. by   JohnBearPA
    "Ms. January bares cleavage obscured by her arms covered with formal gloves. Ms. June wears a leather Harley-Davidson bustier. Others are completely clothed.

    “Some weren’t as brave as others,” said Ms. December Donna Mathe, who appears topless but strategically placed behind a Christmas tree.

    Carlene posed as Ms. August, tastefully wrapped in a beach towel."



    Those are direct quotes from the Tribune article. These women weren't posed in scanty "nurses" uniforms, weren't shown "helping" pt's wearing high heels, fishnet stockings, and giving a bed-bath in a suggestive manner, so what's the harm? It's all about "freedom of expression" guys, let's lighten up. Besides the fact that they acknowlege being nurses in the title of the calendar, which was "Real Nurses 2007", they do absolutely nothing to make it sound as if nursing is a dirty, pornographic, down-in-the-gutter profession full of sex maniacs and retired streetwalkers. Remember, we all have lives outside of work, but we're all nurses 100% of the time, for the rest of our lives.

    By the way ERNURSELAX,,,,, how gracious of you to "let" them keep their licenses. ROFLOL I'm glad you're not on MY BON. ROFLOL

    By the way, did anyone watch that new show on BBCA about british nurses called "No Angels"? When I saw the previews, I wanted to hate the show, just watched it to see how bad it made us nurses look, but ended up laughing my a$$ off! If anyone didn't see it, try and catch the next episode, it's a bit raunchy in a good-natured way, but it's funny as heck!
    Last edit by JohnBearPA on Nov 16, '06
  12. by   ann945n
    More power to them! Smart and beautiful and not afraid to show off either
  13. by   lilypad2424
    "Thou shalt not judge lest thou be judged"

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