But the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue doesn’t care about plus-sized women, athletes, or religious models. It cares about staying relevant while also profiting off men buying a magazine to drool over hot women. These silly claims of empowerment through the swimsuit issue cannot change the fact that pages of sexualized women marketed toward men are inherently sexist, insulting, and gross. No amount of diversity can hide Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s real problem.
This, after SI put some Muslim totty in a Mohammed-approved bathing suit (see link, I don’t want it on my blog).
I’ve never purchased a SI Swimsuit Issue, nor even paged through one. (I think SI is a crap magazine, period, so why would its T&A issue be any better?) So this situation bothers me not, except that Teh Womyns are once again trying to make men’s lives less enjoyable because feminist bullshit. (When they start on People Magazine because of its annual Sexiest Man Alive feature, I might bother to listen — nah, not even then.)
As for the current brouhaha about Muzzie swimsuits, I think the best response would be to post a pic of a real swimsuit, and to double the effect, one worn by a Jewish girl:
My my, young Aly certainly has grown up since the 2012 Olympics…