As much as the liberals look to get rid of anything that adds even a hint of diversity into the world, there’s one thing that they cannot deny: sex sells.
Each and every year, fundraising efforts commence to help various organizations. Although there are many people looking to put men and women on the same playing field, one veteran organization has decided to stick to its roots.
Pin-Ups for Vets is sticking with their tried-and-true fundraiser because they know that sex sells – or at least female veterans dressed up in 1940s Vogue pinup dresses will sell.
The organization is releasing its annual calendar so that it can raise money to support both hospitalized veterans and deployed personnel.
The new calendar will feature 12 women across all five branches of the military. It will be the 16th year that the organization is releasing a calendar – and it’s nice to see that they aren’t going to buck tradition simply because someone might get offended.
If anyone does get offended, they should take a close look at what the calendar is designed to do. It focuses on raising morale and shattering the stereotypes about women who serve in the armed forces.
Gina Elise, the organization’s founder, is working to help “female veterans embrace their femininity again.” Elise explains that many of the women involved in the organization gain a purpose to help the community and give back once they transition out of the military.
Veterans from all walks of life have been included in past calendars. One year even featured a wounded Marine veteran, Kirstie Ennis, who was the recipient of the 2019 Pat Tillman Award for Service.
Vanessa Dance, a former Army physician and Iraq veteran is a part of the 2022 calendar and has called the process “so satisfying.” She goes on to explain that “these gorgeous women are mothers, wives, attorneys, cyber security experts, actors, and physicians, to name a few.”
The calendar is not just a way to fundraise. It’s not using the female image solely for the purpose to get people to part with some of their money. Instead, it is allowing women to be ambassadors to show how the skills learned in the military can be used to make the world a better place. And, in the process, it can help hospitalized veterans.
Pin-Ups for Vets have had to change their model for fundraising, but it’s not because of the liberals pointing the finger and yelling at the sexual overture. Instead, it’s because of COVID restrictions. Normally, they’d be on a 50-state VA hospital tour. Since they cannot do that, they are distributing care packages to veterans who are hospitalized and to troops that are deployed around the globe.
In the 16-year history of the organization, ambassadors have visited close to 15,000 hospitalized veterans and have been able to donate more than $80,000 toward financial assistance programs as well as new therapy equipment.
It’s nice to see that at least one organization can celebrate without finding itself in the battle of gender roles or being marked as sexist. Instead, as Rachelle LaFleur Yeingst, a Marine veteran of Afghanistan explains, “Pin-Ups for Vets has always celebrated strength, intelligence and natural beauty of other female veterans [while] serving its mission of caring for our brothers and sisters that are hospitalized or deployed. … I cannot show my gratitude enough.”