This is national cancer awareness month in the US. I’m here in the US at the moment (which would explain my scatty posting of late) and it’s very obvious. They do this kind of thing much better than me. At soccer, NFL and NHL games players have pink on, the stadiums have pink in them and the crowd wave pink scarves around all in the name of charity.
Technology is doing it’s thing too. PornHub.com, a large porn site online is helping by donating 1c to charity for every 30 videos watched under it’s boob sections. There are a lot of inherent jokes involved here, but this is fantastic. Menshealth.com has an article detailing the whole affair along with quotes from Corey Price, the VP of PornHub…
So far, unsurprisingly, the initiative has paid off. Since 12:01 a.m. on October 1, Price says Pornhub has had more than 7.1 million viewers watching its “Big Tits” and “Small Tits” content—probably in a dark room while their spouses were sleeping or grocery-shopping—which is right on par with the site’s regular viewing trends. By the end of the month, there will be plenty of porn pennies headed the Komen Foundation’s way.
It’s not all roses though. If you dig into the comments on the article I linked, there is one commenter who doesn’t like what she see’s/hears.
Just to let you men know and rightly so, the SGK foundation has turned down any donations from PornHub. That would be a slap in the face to women. They (and most women) do not want money from the porn industry that thinks of women as no more than boobs and sexual organs. SGK wants to save womens lives not just their boobs. If you men really cared about women you would make a real donation to the cause. And the thought of 1cent for every 30 videos, why even bother. So if you watch 300 videos they will donate 10 cents. How degrading for women is that.
She has a point with this. Charities and womens’ groups probably don’t look too favourably on porn or the porn industry. In fact one major secondary industry around porn is the “get women out of porn” industry, so it’s not surprising that someone has shouted about this. Although she has not given proof that a charity has turned down money from PornHub, it wouldn’t surprise me if it were true.
I’m not going to get deep into the debate around this, but for the sake of charitable donations from any location for a cause as important as cancer, I don’t think it should matter what the source is unless it’s criminal.