The Climate Protection Campaign of Sonoma County produced its own fund-raising calendar featuring well-photographed women in various diaphanous poses. However, as you might predict, some earnest people Are Not Amused:
Titillating as it is, the calendar has turned off some environmentalists. The Northcoast Environmental Center, based in the Humboldt County town of Arcata, refused to display the calendars in its popular eco-boutique. "I felt it was objectifying women and using their bodies to make money," said Alisha Clompus, 26, an artist and anthropologist who is office manager for the Northcoast center. "Its like making money off another form of oppression."
As Christopher Buckley said at dinner the other night, the trouble with trying to write satire these days is that you have to compete with the newspapers. And the newspapers are winning.