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  • Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Embraces #MeToo Era

    02/07/2018 12:48:49 PM PST · by RedMonqey · 54 replies
    www.thewrap.com ^ | Jennifer Maas
    The SI staff wanted the issue’s models to act as participants in response to the #MeToo era, instead of objects. The issue will include models like Paulina Porizkova, Sailor Brinkley-Cook, and Robyn Lawley, all rocking inspiring attire (or words, when they are sans clothes).
  • Think Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue is Empowering to Women? That Requires Mental Acrobatics

    02/03/2018 7:48:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 96 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 3, 2018 | Katherine Blakeman
    February is here, which means that men all across America will soon be able to feast their eyes on a new crop of one-dimensional, static, nearly-nude images of women they have never and will never meet or dialogue with in person thanks to the 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. This will be a huge step forward in the effort to promote the dignity and equality of women, right?Wrong.With knife-like precision, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue’s hypersexualized images will separate the surface of a woman’s body from everything else that makes a woman a woman—her ambitions, empathy, personality, intellect.Those uniquely human attributes have no place...
  • In 2017, The ‘Resistance’ Couldn’t Shoot Straight At Trump

    12/21/2017 12:02:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    The Shiny Sheet ^ | December 21 2017 | Robert Tracinski
    Donald Trump requires an opposition to keep him in check, but also gives them plenty of ammunition to work with. So how did they still manage to blow it?The beginning of this year presented Democrats and their sympathizers in the media with both an important job and a big opportunity. Donald Trump governs in a style that somehow manages to combine authoritarian bluster with a total lack of self-discipline. He requires an effective political opposition to keep him in check, which also gives the opposition plenty of ammunition to work with.So how is that the Left spent most of 2017...
  • Colin Kaepernick Is Recipient of 2017 Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award

    12/01/2017 5:46:07 AM PST · by lowbridge · 39 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | November 30, 2017 | Michael Rosenberg
    In the last 16 months, Kaepernick’s truth has been twisted, distorted and used for political gain. It has cost him at least a year of his NFL career and the income that should have come with it. But still, it is his truth. He has not wavered from it. He does not regret speaking it. He has caused millions of people to examine it. And, quietly, he has donated nearly a million dollars to support it. For all those reasons—for his steadfastness in the fight for social justice, for his adherence to his beliefs no matter the cost—Colin Kaepernick is...
  • Everybody Needs To Stop The ‘Plus-Sized Models Are Awesome’ Garbage

    07/29/2017 2:56:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 148 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 27, 2017 | David Hookstead
    There is a national tragedy sweeping across America, and it promptly needs to come to an end. For some inexplicable reason, American entertainment outlets think male consumers are entertained by “plus-sized” models. They’re not. Trust me when I say that there’s a reason men read the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit magazine, and it has nothing to do with the seemingly unending supply of bigger models. Naturally, I’m not suggesting that obese women are bad people. Obviously that’s not the case, and it’d be a lazy critique of my argument to even attempt to boil it down to that. My point is...
  • Frank Deford, Giant of Sports Journalism, Dies at 78

    05/29/2017 2:15:14 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 29, 2017 | Chris Koseluk
    Frank Deford, the charismatic sports writer widely regarded as one of the best of his generation who also presided over the ambitious and short-lived The National, one of the biggest busts in the annals of the newspaper industry, has died. He was 78. Deford, who began his career at Sports Illustrated in 1962 and remained with the magazine for decades, died Sunday in Key West, Fla., his wife told The Washington Post. A prolific and widely admired novelist as well, Deford wrote the 1981 book Everybody's All-American, about the downfall of a 1950s University of North Carolina star. It was...
  • IT'S OFFICIAL: Kate Upton is our SI Swimsuit 2017 cover girl!

    02/15/2017 6:42:20 AM PST · by C19fan · 46 replies
    SI ^ | February 14, 2017 | Kelsey Hendrix
    Kate Upton is back where she belongs...on the cover of SI Swimsuit!
  • Oh good: 'Caitlyn' Jenner to pose nude for Sports Illustrated

    05/05/2016 6:53:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 57 replies
    caintv ^ | May 5, 2016 | Dan Calabrese
    Toilets of America welcome men's faces en masse. Because the sports fans of America - who each week watch their mailboxes for updates on the NFL, Major League Baseball and NASCAR - know the one thing they're missing is the opportunity to look at a 66-year-old dude who's trying to look like a woman. Sports Illustrated started losing me more than 25 years ago when it decided in its self-importance that it needed to dive into environmental activism. It sealed the deal with this monstrosity, which was easily the worst piece of sports journalism in the history of the world....
  • New York Post: Sports Illustrated’s Caitlyn Jenner Cover Is An Act of Desperation

    05/05/2016 6:43:03 PM PDT · by drewh · 53 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 5, 2016 | 3:01pm | Kirsten Fleming
    Sports Illustrated is throwing all of the laws out of the window and reportedly splashing a nearly nude 66-year-old woman across its cover to sell some magazines. So why is this prestigious sports publication banking on a nekked senior citizen to deliver the dollars and the buzz? If that imagery was such a slam-dunk, AARP would have built a franchise off the bare wrinkly bums of retirement-village-dwelling women across this great land. The short answer is that this isn’t just any 66-year-old woman — it’s transgender activist and athlete Caitlyn Jenner, who will reportedly grace a summer cover in nothing...
  • Oh, good: ‘Caitlyn’ Jenner to pose nude for Sports Illustrated

    05/05/2016 12:00:43 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 65 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/05/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Toilets of America welcome men's faces en masse. Because the sports fans of America - who each week watch their mailboxes for updates on the NFL, Major League Baseball and NASCAR - know the one thing they’re missing is the opportunity to look at a 66-year-old dude who’s trying to look like a woman. Au naturel. Sports Illustrated started losing me more than 25 years ago when it decided in its self-importance that it needed to dive into environmental activism. It sealed the deal with this monstrosity, which was easily the worst piece of sports journalism in the history of...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio splits with Kelly Rohrbach, says he could not date climate-change deniers

    01/05/2016 2:26:30 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 105 replies
    IB TImes ^ | January 5, 2016 | Simi John
    Leonardo DiCaprio and Kelly Rohrbach have reportedly split. The 41-year-old actor and 25-year-old Sports Illustrated model -- who has recently been signed up to star in a big-screen Baywatch remake with The Rock -- were first linked in June of last year and apparently broke up a month ago. "They've been broken up for over a month. It was mutual. They both have intense work schedules and a lot going on in their lives right now. They both needed to take a break because of that. They are still friends and talking but it's over," a source told Us Weekly....
  • Brett Favre in SI: 'I think I could play'

    06/30/2015 11:39:47 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 6-30-15 | JS Sports Blog
    Brett Favre, wearing his old Green Bay Packers No. 4 jersey, is featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated this week as part of the magazine's "Where are They Now" issue. Favre voices many of the same thoughts he did back in October when Journal Sentinel reporter Tyler Dunne visited him at his home in Mississippi, talking about his life today, the physical toll the game took on him, his reconciliation with the Packers after the messy departure in 2008, and more. He also thinks he could still play in the NFL – sort of. "I think I could play,"...
  • Why No Swimsuit Issue of Men?

    02/17/2015 2:29:24 AM PST · by servo1969 · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 2-17-2015 | Dennis Prager
    On the happily few occasions when callers to my radio show make a particularly foolish comment, I ask them what graduate school they attended. When they ask why I assume they attended graduate school, I respond, "Only someone who went to graduate school would say something that foolish." Because it is never my intention to humiliate a caller, I always hasten to explain that my comment is not directed at the caller; it is directed at our universities. Moreover, I mean it literally. In order to say certain things that are so obviously foolish, one has to be taught them....
  • Meet the First Plus-Size Model(Robyn Lawley) in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition History

    02/06/2015 11:29:05 PM PST · by Reaganez · 39 replies
    Time ^ | Feb. 5, 2015 | Laura Stampler
    That’s because Sports Illustrated was announcing Lawley’s appearance in the magazine’s highly anticipated swimsuit edition. And while Lawley’s bikini-clad figure seems like a natural fit, her inclusion is historic. As a U.S. size 12, she’s the curviest model to ever appear in the edition, and she’s doing it while wearing a bikini from her own swimwear line. While a U.S. size 12 would typically qualify as plus-size in the fashion industry — even though the average American woman is a size 14 — Lawley doesn’t like to focus on labels. “I don’t know if I consider myself as a plus-size...
  • Bikini model makes history as the first plus size woman to feature in Sports Illustrated

    02/04/2015 10:55:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 162 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Februay 4, 2015 | Charlie Lankston
    Model Ashley Graham has become the first plus size model to ever feature in an issue of Sports Illustrated magazine. The 26-year-old model, who was raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, features in a beautiful new campaign for swimwear brand swimsuitsforall, which was today unveiled as the first ever plus size ad to have been selected to grace the pages of the publication's iconic Swimsuit Issue. 'I know my curves are sexy and I want everyone else to know that theirs are too,' the size 16 fashion star said of her ground-breaking campaign.
  • Plus-Size Models Reimagine the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Cover

    06/03/2014 10:09:52 AM PDT · by Carbonsteel · 77 replies
    Yahoo Shine ^ | 06/03/2014 | By Lilit Marcus
    Eariler this year, models Nina Agdal, Lily Aldridge, and Chrissy Teigen went topless for the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. But when three plus-size models, including supermodel Robyn Lawley, did a tongue-in-cheek recreation of the photo, it wasn't a satire – it was a way to show how women of all sizes can be sexy and confident in swimwear.
  • Would Jesus Approve of SI’s Swimsuit Issue?

    02/16/2014 2:15:20 PM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 100 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | February 16, 2014 | JP
    The annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue arrives on newsstands Tuesday. It features three semi-nude babes on the cover. The issue is eagerly awaited by much of SI’s readership. However, let those of us who are Christ followers not deceive ourselves: the magazine’s swimsuit issue is nothing more than softcore pornography. Indeed, SI’s cover, celebrating the 50th anniversary of its swimsuit issue, actually is more sexualized than the cover of the latest issue of Playboy, which marks the skin magazine’s 60th anniversary, and which features the model Kate Moss in a bunny costume. What particularly offends about SI is its hypocrisy....
  • 3 models grace Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover

    02/14/2014 4:29:38 AM PST · by iowamark · 42 replies
    FoxSports ^ | 2/13/2014
    Sports Illustrated is marking the 50th anniversary of its swimsuit issue with three models on the cover. Chrissy Teigen, Nina Agdal and Lily Aldridge strike a playful pose in the picture topping the magazine's annual swimsuit edition. The image was to be unveiled Thursday on ABC's ''Jimmy Kimmel Live!'' The issue hits newsstands and digital formats next week. Aldridge said in an interview Thursday she was ''in shock'' over her selection. ''It's the most incredible honor to be a Sports Illustrated cover model,'' she said. Especially since it's the 28-year-old Victoria's Secret model's first time in the magazine. Even though...
  • THE SCIENCE IS SETTLED: The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition Helps Men De-Stress

    07/17/2013 7:22:40 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 16 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | 7-17-2013 | Doug Ross
    First runner-up headline: New test-taking strategies, er, uncovered [NSFW]. Well men, we’ve done it... thanks to research conducted by Carnegie Mellon University...The study assigned 54 straight men to view either mildly erotic (think Sports Illustrated) or neutral images of mix-sex couples before completing a social stress test. The results found that the men who viewed the semi-erotic photos were half as likely to feel stressed when taking the test compared to the guys who viewed the nonsexual pictures. The study also found that 50 per cent of men performed better on the math portion of a stress test ─ which...
  • Gay Boston cop in iconic Marathon photo, Sports Illustrated cover

    04/16/2013 9:21:36 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 48 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | April 16, 2013 | Jim Lopata
    Out, gay Boston police officer and LGBT Boston Police Department Liaison Javier Pagan is on the cover of the current issue of Sports Illustrated. The cover photograph captures Pagan and two fellow police officers racing into action to help a fallen marathon runner after the explosions at the Boston Marathon.