how many things are wrong with Sports Illustrated’s Barbie swimsuit cover?
The magazine that long ago decided that ogling women in skimpy swimsuits counts as a sport has found a new way to reduce women to objects:
the real a promotional alternative cover for Sports Illustrated’s annual swimsuit issue, out next week.
Just two of the kinds of awful this encompasses:
• a Barbie doll is interchangeable with an actual human woman
• a children’s toy has been sexed up
How many others can you come up with? It’s fun, try it!
Think SI will put a Ken doll on the cover of an upcoming issue, as stand-in for a male human being? No, me neither.
Via The New York Times.