Ohio State Athletes Stage "Intervention" Critique of Sports Illustrated

March 28, 2013 at 6:50p    by Vico    
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The critique that these student-athletes are trying to communicate is that Sports Illustrated's over-reliance on swimsuit covers objectifies women and features women -- on a sports periodical -- who have no discernible athletic talents.


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William's picture

>Objectifies women.
>Women are the ones agreeing to having pictures taken of them that will be placed on the periodical..
 
 

gumtape's picture

When I was 15 years old I was excited to see the swimsuit issue, now not so much. I read SI.com a lot, but I don't care what Kate Upton had for breakfast. The Swim Daily feature is just a shameless click grab.
Thanks for posting this even though most of us are celbrating the big win.

just another psycho, irrational, delusional Ohio St fan

William's picture

Shameless click grab? Who cares? This whole premise that women are being objectified is laughable. If you feel like you're being objectified, why would you agree to having your picture plastered onto the magazine?

gumtape's picture

I would just say this, I have a 3 year old daughter and based on the dimensions of my wife and my mother, without plastic surgery she will not have hot-air balloons for breasts. I hope that she does not see the images portrayed on the cover of the swimsuit issue and think that she would need to achieve that standard to be desirable. She will be loved by her parents regardless of how she looks or what she achieves.
The women portrayed in the swimsuit issue through a combination of any or either genetics, exercise, surgery, and/or airbrushing are an example of what SI thinks is attractive and looks good in a bathing suit. The concept of being objectified is not related to the models, they are the lucky ones. It applies to the less well defined "others".

just another psycho, irrational, delusional Ohio St fan

Ramzy Nasrallah's picture

Let's not let its overzealous investigation of 30-year old high school football camp raffles off the hook here either.

southernstatesbuckeye's picture

Hey, I for one am glad they made the video.  After all, Sports Illustrated parrots ESPN, and if they can be challenged on something like standards, then so can ESPN be challenged on bias, and the NCAA challenged on intelligence...so this is actually a well thought out shot across the bow of the power holders of college sports. 
I say, "you go girl", although that is so...last generation.
Besides...the premise is right if indeed Sports Illustrated is a sports magazine and not a Playboy.