Posted by: Mer Pints | May 9, 2008

Kakaibang Pagpapakasakit ng mga Nanay (Rescuing the 7 Calendar Girls)

Hindi biro ang ilantad mo ang iyong katawan na hubo’t-hubad  at pagpi-piestahan ka ng mga kalalakihan ng buong mundo. Ang makitaan ka na nga lang ng iyong dibdib ay hiyang-hiya kana, sa singit pa kaya? Ngunit natiis ng mga pitong inang ito ang pagpapakasakit na iyang upang makatulong lang sa pagtatayo ng isang children’s center. Sa kanilang adhikaing makatulong ay muntik pa nga silang napahamak.

Below is the complete story from Agence France-Presse:

Porn website saves Spain’s ‘Calendar Girls’ 

MADRID – A pornographic website said Wednesday it has come to the rescue of seven Spanish mothers who posed virtually nude for a calendar they hoped would fund a children’s centre but who instead were left with huge debts.”

“This morning, the famous ‘mothers of Serradilla’ announced that www.fisgonclub.com has paid the 9,000 euros owed to their printer,” the website said.

The seven mothers in the village of Serradilla del Arroyo in western Spain posed virtually nude for the calendar in the local swimming pool, the tourist office and the bakery last November.

They hoped the calendar would fund a leisure centre for their children in the village of around 400 people.

“It was an erotic calendar by the firemen of Bilbao that gave us the idea,” one of the women, Rosa Garin, told AFP last month.

But only 1,500 of the 7,000 copies of the 2008 calendar were sold, at five euros each, and they ended up in debt to the printer, who threatened to take them to court.

Fisgonclub, which bills iteself as an “amateur live porno site”, said five of the women will take part in a live Internet video-conference this week from their village in a bid to sell the rest of their stock.

“We are very grateful to Fisgonclub.com for giving us the chance to clear our debts and bring us closer to our dream, which is that our children can practice sport,” Garin said in a statement on the website.

A spokeswoman for Fisgonclub quoted in the statement said: “When we heard about this story and we saw that they used eroticism in such a natural way to achieve their aims, we knew that we had to help these courageous mothers.”

Their story recalled that of a group of middle-aged women in England who posed almost naked for a calendar in 1999 that helped raise money for leukaemia research. It was made into a film, “Calendar Girls”, starring Helen Mirren.

Personal Reaction to the News :

Dito sa Pilipinas marami na tayong nadidinig na kuwento tungkol sa mga kababaihan na ibinenta ang kanilang mga sarili para lamang magkapera at may maipapakain sa nagugutom nilang pamilya. Isang dalaga ang nagpuntang Japan at ibenenta rin ang kanyang sarili sa mga hapon upang buhayin ang kanyang naghihirap na pamilya at mapag-aral ang mga kapatid. Isang napakalaking sakripisyo ngunit nagagawa dahil lamang sa pagmamahal ng mga kaanak at kapamilya. Isang nanay din ang pikit matang nakikipagtalik sa ibat-ibang lalaki makalikum lang ng sapat na halaga upang maipagamot ang may sakit niyang anak. Sa kabila ng lahat sila ay kinukutya at hinuhusgahan ng mga tao bilang pukpok.

Maliit na bagay nga lang itong ginawa ng mga babaeng ito na paglalantad ng kanilang katawan sa kalendaryo kompara sa sakripisyo ng mga iba nating kababayan sa pagpuputa. Ngunit sa isang dako kahanga-hanga sila sa kanilang ginawa dahil lang sa layuning makatulong sa mga bata. Matatapang at kapuri-puri ang ganitong mga babae sa ipinamalas nilang pagmamalasakit sa iba. Sa atin nga rin ay may mga namamatay na diyan ng AIDS dahil sa exposure nila sa pakikipagtalik ng ibat-ibang mga lalaki. Hindi inalinta na ang panganib at kahihiyan matustusan lang nila ang pangangailangan ng kanilang mga mahal sa buhay.

Hindi sa kinu-kunsinte ko ang mga ganitong gawain. Ngunit sino ba ako upang sila’y husgahan? Sabi nga ng Diyos, “ he who has no sin may cast the first stone.”  


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