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Warwick University Naked Rowers Calendar Aims To Boost Body Confidence Among Girls

They are sharing the message that women’s bodies should be celebrated.

03/11/2016 17:03 | Updated 04 November 2016

The Warwick University women rowers are back with their annual naked charity calendar and it is amazing. 

Not only have the girls stripped off to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, but they are sharing the message that women’s bodies - whatever size or shape - are something to be celebrated. 

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The girls have bared all to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support
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The team want to celebrate women's bodies with their calendar

They want to counteract the images of “size zero” models that young girls are bombarded with everyday. 

Calendar co-ordinator Sophie told The Tab: “This is an unrealistic portrayal of the female body and through our images we hope to inspire confidence in others by showing that all shapes and sizes are beautiful.

“These girls train twice daily and their bodies reflect that.”  

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It is the girls' third annual naked calendar 
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The team took photos in a variety of locations along the river

It is the third time the rowers have created a charity calendar for Macmillan. 

However, the women have faced controversy in the past for their fundraising. 

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The girls have faced barriers in the past when it comes to their fundraising 
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The calendar was shot near the rowers boat house

In 2014, Facebook removed their calendar from the site, calling the images “pornographic”. 

Here’s hoping this year the calendar will be celebrated as it should be.

It is set to be released on November 14.  

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The groups images were deleted from Facebook in 2014 for being 'pornographic'
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The calendar will be available from November 14 
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