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(AZ Family)   Women wear the same little black dress for five straight days to raise money for hungry children. Um, okay?   ( azfamily.com) divider line
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2017-10-05 03:53:38 AM  
"We asked our members to do this so they could experience and know what it is like to have restricted choices, and it really opens your eyes

And eventually your sinuses, I imagine.
 
2017-10-05 07:22:59 AM  
Amateurs.

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2017-10-05 07:28:30 AM  
You got half a million starving kids in your ONE STATE. Start with why.
Or start with your "reservations"
 But that thing you call a dress, honey, that ain't doing it.
Where DID you get that dress?
And those shoes?
 
2017-10-05 07:30:01 AM  
So you wear a fashionable item for 5 days to recognize how some people cannot afford said fashionable item.  Ok.  These people have failed at both compassion and charity.  Just donate money and or the dress and stop showboating.  I'm so sick of these "fundraisers" that turn out to be more about self congratulating BS about how "aware" they are.
 
2017-10-05 07:30:37 AM  
They're donating the money they saved on different dresses to charity.

By just wearing the same thing every day, they are making a difference in the world. It's really just an example of western privilege that we feel the need to wear different clothes everyday. That's why I'm wearing he same underoos every day this month and donating the money I save not buying or washing my sweaty shorts.
 
2017-10-05 07:33:55 AM  
This "story" is so...

soooo.......WHITE.
 
2017-10-05 07:35:21 AM  
What kind of bake sale?
 
2017-10-05 07:37:23 AM  

DarkSoulNoHope: Amateurs.

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Hubba hubba.  I like to be the hoop on her skirt, which basically means I'd want to be the irritating thing that tries to get close to her and fails and when I eventually poke her she cries.
 
2017-10-05 07:37:24 AM  

vudukungfu: You got half a million starving kids in your ONE STATE. Start with why.
Or start with your "reservations"
 But that thing you call a dress, honey, that ain't doing it.
Where DID you get that dress?
And those shoes?


No we don't. That's absurd. You'd be hard pressed to find one starving kid in the state unless his parents are evil and we would arrest them.
 
2017-10-05 07:37:29 AM  
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Little black dress thread?
 
2017-10-05 07:40:00 AM  
The league is hoping to make poverty unfashionable...

I am hoping that is just the news writer trying to be clever and not something these white-breads actually said.
 
2017-10-05 07:47:22 AM  
First you go rip rip rip
Then you go snip snip snip
Then you whip in a zip zip zip
Straight up to the hip hip hip
And as you strip strip strip
You shiver, quiver, with that soft caress
As you slip slip slip
Into that litle black dress
 
2017-10-05 07:51:26 AM  

vudukungfu: You got half a million starving kids in your ONE STATE. Start with why.
Or start with your "reservations"
 But that thing you call a dress, honey, that ain't doing it.
Where DID you get that dress?
And those shoes?


Well I saw them on the TV, the movie show
They say the time are changing but I just don't know
Those days are gone forever, over a long time ago
 
2017-10-05 07:52:32 AM  
shiat, I have worn the same thing for longer than that. Did a new Battlefield game come out or something?
 
2017-10-05 07:53:49 AM  
I think they could have raised more money if they didn't wear the dresses

Also raise a lot of other things IYKWIM
 
2017-10-05 07:55:45 AM  
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This one collected the most money, but she's keeping it.
 
2017-10-05 07:56:33 AM  
Oh, it's the Junior League.  The group that spends $5,000 for a charity luncheon to raise $1,200 for poors that live on the "south-side" of town.
 
2017-10-05 07:58:48 AM  

Norad: This "story" is so...

soooo.......WHITE.


Because black people don't do charity?
 
2017-10-05 08:00:41 AM  

doomjesse: So you wear a fashionable item for 5 days to recognize how some people cannot afford said fashionable item.  Ok.  These people have failed at both compassion and charity.  Just donate money and or the dress and stop showboating.  I'm so sick of these "fundraisers" that turn out to be more about self congratulating BS about how "aware" they are.


So...all of them?
I concur.
 
2017-10-05 08:04:13 AM  

idrow: Norad: This "story" is so...

soooo.......WHITE.

Because black people don't do charity?


Black people do charity like this.

But white people, haha, they do charity like this.
 
2017-10-05 08:08:17 AM  

js34603: idrow: Norad: This "story" is so...

soooo.......WHITE.

Because black people don't do charity?

Black people do charity like this.

But white people, haha, they do charity like this.

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2017-10-05 08:14:12 AM  
Going to have to see a few more pictures before I decide if I'm stealing food from children, or donating.
 
2017-10-05 08:14:33 AM  
Also known as the "Walk of Shame Charity"
 
2017-10-05 08:15:45 AM  
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2017-10-05 08:17:45 AM  

grokca: Also known as the "Walk of Shame Charity"


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2017-10-05 08:20:59 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: First you go rip rip rip
Then you go snip snip snip
Then you whip in a zip zip zip
Straight up to the hip hip hip
And as you strip strip strip
You shiver, quiver, with that soft caress
As you slip slip slip
Into that litle black dress


"They do whatever it takes....."  I wonder if anyone else gets the reference?  Have they even released this track for airplay yet?  Hope so.   I enjoyed it!
 
2017-10-05 08:23:03 AM  
I expect that at least one of these women will get fired by her boss for offending his delicate political sensibilities, and learn first hand how people without resources are treated.

I went through some near poverty years after a divorce.  After feeding my kids, I couldn't afford the quarters to wash my own laundry.  I went into the office with smelly old clothes at times.

Wearing the same dress, presumably clean, and with different accessories each day, commuting in your well maintained and fueled car, isn't going to come remotely close to simulating the mental stress of being poor and without resources.

I guess good for them, for attempting to put the story out their and publicize a problem.  At least they're trying and have driven a bit of discussion.
 
2017-10-05 08:24:31 AM  

AngryDragon: [img.fark.net image 850x1209]


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FTFY
 
2017-10-05 08:24:53 AM  
No fatties
 
2017-10-05 08:25:26 AM  

idrow: Norad: This "story" is so...

soooo.......WHITE.

Because black people don't do charity?


One would hope they do it more effectively, without the tone-deaf condescension.
 
2017-10-05 08:25:44 AM  

DarkSoulNoHope: Amateurs.

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Kind of stretching the definition of the term "little" there.
 
2017-10-05 08:29:04 AM  
Priorities of the Junior League (in order of importance):

1. Feel more important than others in Junior League
2. Dress better than others in Junior League
3. Higher status than others in Junior League
4. Better parties than others in Junior League
5. Larger picture in society newsletter/Facebook page
6. charity
 
2017-10-05 08:31:20 AM  
Hold on now. I checked the link. Those are black dresses. There is nothing 'little' about them or the people that are wearing them..
 
2017-10-05 08:36:45 AM  
After the 3rd day nobody is going to get close enough to tell you that you smell.
 
2017-10-05 08:48:02 AM  
If they are anything like my wife (and I hope they are NOT) it isn't that they are wearing the same dress for 5 days straight, they are wearing the same dress for 5 days while they are "out."

Morning:  Change from pajamas to sweat pants for in-house wear.
Mid morning:  Get dresses in "out wear", the LBD
Mid afternoon: back from being "out" change into comfy clothes.
Evening: Its kind of chilly, add a sweater, change pants to warmer sweat pants.
Night: put on pajamas.

That's 5 (!) wardrobe changes a day.  The time in the LBD over the course of a week is probably less than 1 day of wear in my work clothes.
 
2017-10-05 08:48:42 AM  

doomjesse: So you wear a fashionable item for 5 days to recognize how some people cannot afford said fashionable item.  Ok.  These people have failed at both compassion and charity.  Just donate money and or the dress and stop showboating.  I'm so sick of these "fundraisers" that turn out to be more about self congratulating BS about how "aware" they are.


It's not just a fundraiser. These are young, impressionable women just figuring out  how life and society works. By wearing the same clothing every day they are gaining a small bit of insight into how the have-nots live, why they won't look you in the eye, why they feel so defeated and inferior. For more personal impact they may have made the young women go to Goodwill to buy an outfit to wear for 5 days, but the idea of them all wearing a black dress helps attract attention to the problem they are addressing..and sometimes attention is just as valuable as money.
 
2017-10-05 08:50:13 AM  
DNRTFA: Are they selling the unwashed dresses on the internet? Cause that's how they could raise some money. Throw in some unwashed panties and the just might cure something.
 
2017-10-05 08:52:29 AM  

Clash City Farker: Hold on now. I checked the link. Those are black dresses. There is nothing 'little' about them or the people that are wearing them..


Click on the link again and look at the big-hearted blonde standing next to the forced-smile blonde. That dress is little.
 
2017-10-05 08:54:07 AM  

Atomic Jonb: If they are anything like my wife (and I hope they are NOT) it isn't that they are wearing the same dress for 5 days straight, they are wearing the same dress for 5 days while they are "out."

Morning:  Change from pajamas to sweat pants for in-house wear.
Mid morning:  Get dresses in "out wear", the LBD
Mid afternoon: back from being "out" change into comfy clothes, have The Help™ clean the dress
Evening: Its kind of chilly, add a sweater, change pants to warmer sweat pants.
Night: put on pajamas.


Your Post is Fixed™
 
2017-10-05 08:57:44 AM  

NoGods: DNRTFA: Are they selling the unwashed dresses on the internet? Cause that's how they could raise some money. Throw in some unwashed panties and the just might cure something.


Considering it's the "junior league" and the pic at TFA shows a girl of about 10-12, you might want to have a seat over there....
 
2017-10-05 09:24:07 AM  
They're doing their best.
 
2017-10-05 09:50:48 AM  
This is similar to the 'be a blind person or deaf person for 1 hour,' exercises done in grade schools.  It's just an attempt to dip their toes in the concept of empathy.

I highly encourage that kind of thing.
 
2017-10-05 10:00:39 AM  
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How 'bout this: Junior Leaguers visit some women who have nothing and take them bags of groceries. Then they exchange clothes with them -- permanently -- and wear their clothes for a week to their tennis lessons, luncheons, committee meetings etc.
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2017-10-05 10:01:41 AM  
were they backing up Robert Palmer?

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2017-10-05 10:33:42 AM  

CarnySaur: DarkSoulNoHope: Amateurs.

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Kind of stretching the definition of the term "little" there.


I was more going into the idea of wearing a black dress for five days straight, as if it's some sort of "horrible" thing to do for them.

/"Oh no, I wore white after Labor Day!"
 
2017-10-05 12:30:24 PM  
4 Little Black Dress - Little Boots
Youtube PA6UrGmL3dk
 
2017-10-05 01:53:29 PM  
FTA: The have a goal of raising $20,000 by Friday, and they are already halfway there

So, it's a bit better than "thoughts and prayers" on FB posts and tweets.
 
2017-10-05 02:43:09 PM  
Hey, I though it worked for outlaw bikers....
 
2017-10-05 02:58:38 PM  
I dumped an ice bucket on myself to help ALS.

/I'M HELPING!
 
2017-10-05 03:20:56 PM  

Butternut Squanch: I dumped an ice bucket on myself to help ALS.

/I'M HELPING!


" Critics bemoaned the passive "slacktivism." But the campaign raised a staggering $115 million in six weeks,"
 
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