(Hat tip to Atomic Nerds.)
Kilted to Kick Cancer is a very cool fundraiser to raise money for prostate and testicular cancer. Various gun-bloggers are spending a month in a kilt; in exchange, their readers are donating money. The top three fundraisers get an array of exciting gun- and kilt-related prizes.
I think this is awesome for a couple of different reasons:
1) Prostate cancer. 1 man in 6 is diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in his life; prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death. Prostate cancer has killed celebrities such as Joey Ramone and Timothy Leary, along with millions of ordinary men. Raising money to fight prostate cancer is extremely important.
2) Raising awareness of prostate cancer is vitally important, because if detected early there’s a reasonable chance of survival. If you have a prostate and are 55, or 45 and African-American or with a family history of prostate cancer, talk to your doctor about prostate cancer screenings.
3) Kilts. Kilts are just awesome. They are skirts, except unimpeachably masculine! Whenever I see a man in a kilt I feel like following him around with a lute like Elan from Order of the Stick, singing Expand, expand, expand the range of acceptable behaviors for men!
4) Guns. Personally, I like guns, in a very “pretty sure if I actually used one I’d end up shooting off my own foot and anyway it is a bad idea for a suicidal person to own a weapon” way. It’s really heartwarming for me to see people with a very conventionally masculine hobby showing how much they care about men.
5) This fundraiser has taught me about the existence of steampunk kilts. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaant.
On a semi-related note, here is my favorite prostate cancer PSA of all time: