The group in question has also done some backtracking: It's excised some of the more contentious links on its website which had Sens executive Dave Ready's heart in his throat when he asked about it over the phone by Heather Mallick of CBC.ca.
We'll see what happens, but it might be harder for the Sens and the media outlets they enjoy a symbiotic relationship with to pretend this away than first believed.
The fundraising initiative is ongoing through the Sens' Dec. 22 home game vs. Chicago, so there is time for this to become more of a story. The irony, of course, is that's asking an awful a lot of a certain portion of the Ottawa media, which has often been accused of engaging in a traditionally female activity: Cheerleading.
As for the big gap in Mallick's CBC.ca column pointed out in the comments on Tuesday, Unrepentant Old Hippie parries it very well:
* Isn't that just like a man, to not ask for directions? In the interest of equal time in the battle of the sexes, check out The Onion's "Man Finally Put In Charge Of Struggling Feminist Movement."
"It turns out that while FPPC (First Place Pregnancy Centre) isn't registered under that name, it is a registered charity under its real (but for some reason, disguised) name, 'Crisis Pregnancy Centre of Ottawa.' Would it be rude to wonder why they feel compelled to disguise their real name? Well, that's another post for another day.
"So the Sens Foundation can relax: they're not doing anything that contravenes tax law. They're just supporting a group whose sole purpose is to coerce women into becoming unwilling Fetal Support Systems. No problem, no problem at all... well, unless you're stuck on that old 'women's right to self-determination' thing."