What I’ve Got: SI Swimsuit Issue

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This year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue was typical of that seen in the past few years: supermodels, plus models, athletes, moms, your newcomers, and more. On some level I believe that every year this issue completely objectifies women. But at the same time, I think there is a certain amount of appreciation to the female body to be seen. I love the fact that they have busty, pear-shaped women; the athletes show muscles where your typical supermodels have skin and bone. While, yes, there are plenty of women in the magazine that create unreal expectations, there are also women who own their size which society would unfortunately typically question modeling in a magazine. The use of beautiful locations adds to the magazine’s design, and well-known athletes and figures are used yearly to attract buyers. While the message is not something I completely agree with, I think it is well-marketed and can be appreciated to some respect.

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