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Old 02-15-2010, 10:07 PM   #31
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She's got great thighs.
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Old 02-16-2010, 02:17 AM   #32
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My god, there's a "PU" coming out of her butt. She must be stopped.
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Old 02-16-2010, 08:41 AM   #33
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Old 02-16-2010, 12:54 PM   #34
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I would imagine the "sexist" part would possibly be the emphasis on the backside (and whatever someone could possibly relate to that, I suppose). They have female athletes in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue all the time. As long as male athletes are sexualized and/or celebrated for their looks to the same extent then I see nothing wrong with doing so for female athletes. As long as there's equal emphasis on their athletic achievements. Female athletes exploit their looks for endorsements and money and so do male athletes.
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We're on page three of a thread about sexism and there's been no sexism at all so far. I'm disappointed.
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Old 02-16-2010, 03:48 PM   #36
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Hannah Teter defends her bikini shots


VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Free-spirited snowboard champion Hannah Teter is ready for battle against critics of her bikini-clad pictorial in a popular sports magazine.

The 23-year-old American winner of the 2006 Olympic half-pipe defended her Sports Illustrated spread in which she appears in her bikini.

"I was really amped up to do that because I don't believe in the criminalization of bodies and women having to be ashamed of their bodies," Teter told Reuters. "That's just so wrong."

Before the photo shoot last June Teter had just gone swimming at a beach and was annoyed when she had to change clothes without revealing too much.

"I had just gone swimming and was trying to change from my T-shirt to my sweatshirt without exposing anything. It was such a process. I was just so freaked out.

"I was pissed off at the system. It wasn't right. Guys with bigger boobs than I have walk around and they're fine. If women were to do that they could go to jail. That's totally wrong."

Teter admits she has had "a little bit" of grief from people thinking she is being exploited and "turning the Olympics into some kind of sexual thing."

"I have good answers for those people," she said. "They usually see my point of view. The pictures are a little risque but they're totally not sexual.

"Bodies are beautiful and should be appreciated. People have different points of view that need a little bit of light shined on to."

SAME ISSUE

U.S. ski racer Lindsey Vonn appeared in the same issue and received the same kind of remarks as Teter, who opens her bid for a second straight Olympic gold on Thursday at the Vancouver Games.

"I'm OK with nudity," Teter said. "I'm OK with people being naked. There shouldn't be a huge deal made about it. People in tribal nations walk around naked and they don't have bad things going on sexually because it's OK.

"It's not suppressed. People don't freak out like they do in the U.S."

She made the remarks at a pre-Olympics event for Samsung Mobile Explorers, a group of contest winners brought to Vancouver to report on the Games and raise awareness for Teter's charity foundation.

Teter wavered when asked if her next photo shoot -- if there was one -- would involve nudity.

"I'm not sure if I'd go there all the way," she said. "Sports Illustrated may be the only one I'll do just because it's not my scene. But maybe in the future. I don't know.

"It's a fine line. We'll see. More people have liked my pictures than freaked out over them.

"Models work so hard to be in that magazine and for them to ask me to be in it was really cool."
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They should take her medals away!

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Old 02-17-2010, 12:12 PM   #38
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That's horrible, how can people let her walk loose with that on? Someone, give her a cloak and put her back in the kitchen!
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Why don't they have any of the male Olympic athletes half naked in SI?

Maybe they do :runsofftocheck:

Equal time
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I dunno. But if anyone could make a sexual innuendo like the ones in Lemonade/Zoo Station... ... just sayin'
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She won the Gold in downhill skiing yesterday. It was hot. The Sports Illustrated cover jinx has been disproved. Or was that already over and done with?
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I dunno. But if anyone could make a sexual innuendo like the ones in Lemonade/Zoo Station... ... just sayin'
Frankly I was a little surprised (disappointed) no one said nice tush,errr, tuck...
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They have female athletes in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue all the time. [...] Female athletes exploit their looks for endorsements and money and so do male athletes.
Agreed.

Sports Illustrated....sexual?....wow who would have guessed.

She's an amazing athlete and she's really hot. What a terrible thing....
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What's supposed to be sexist about this?
I agree.....I don't think it is sexist.
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I dunno. But if anyone could make a sexual innuendo like the ones in Lemonade/Zoo Station... ... just sayin'

I think that can just stay there
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