The issue of Sports Illustrated with body painted women bothers
me...I'm for equality and recognizing women for their achievements,
not their body. I get irritated when Tom doesn't report some of the
girl's athletic stories. We live in a world that is stubborn and
change is slow. Women have brains and talent. Wouldn't it be nice if
success didn't involve looking at her breasts? Why does the dialogue
have to include her looks? How about how well she plays her sport?
How long she's trained? How many tireless hours her parents drove her
to and from practice? How much she sacrificed to attain her level of
competition. No. We see her butt up in the air over the logo of the
mag. Yes, I'm aware that's the position they are in regularly for
their sport. It bugs me, as a woman. It's inside the mag that irritates me.
your keyword is "bummer"
It makes me sad for young, talented girls-especially the less
attractive girls. It doesn't go unnoticed that the good looking, sexy
images get the most attention. What if you are not a gorgeous woman
with talent? It's a fight that will probably never go away unless we
draw attention to it. It's my opinion. I'm entitled to it so keep
your angry emails polite...Believe me, I've lived the inequality. It's
not enjoyable and can often feel like a kick in the gut. Why go to
college? Why work hard? If you have great boobs and a nice butt,
isn't that what will make you successful? Sadly, for some, that's the
case. We have so far to go.