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Old 02-15-2010, 11:21 AM   #1
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Sexist or celebratory?

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Old 02-15-2010, 11:21 AM   #2
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What's supposed to be sexist about this?
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And if U2 EVER did Hawkmoon live....and the version from the Lovetown Tour, my uterus would leave my body and fling itself at Bono - for realz.
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Old 02-15-2010, 11:23 AM   #3
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Good question. For some reason it's stirring up controversy.
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Old 02-15-2010, 11:24 AM   #4
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any articles for us to see?


edit: and before having seen any articles, we can assume those who find it sexist are the usual uptight sort who are either a) unfamiliar with sports illustrated, b) unfamiliar with how the sport is conducted or c) all of the above.
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Old 02-15-2010, 11:25 AM   #5
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I'm not seeing it. I mean, I see a skier in a ski outfit in a ski pose. Is the tight suit sexist? I thought it was for aerodynamics..
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Old 02-15-2010, 11:29 AM   #6
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'Sexualized' Sports Illustrated cover of U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn draws criticism, controversy
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she's not wearing a helmet and is wearing some makeup.

but a helmet would defeat the purpose of putting her on the cover (if they've got an interview with her they might want to actually show who she is, and do downhill skiers wear helmets?) and the makeup is somewhat of a no shit thing for a studio photo shoot.

i'm thinking those who are offended might want to remove the stick from their ass. but really, let's just refer to my first post in the thread.

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"In sport media research, we would code that as a passive shot. She is not actually on the slope skiing, with her helmet on. She is in a posed tuck position in an attempt to simulate what actually skiing would look like."
argument fail?
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I can see why the knee-jerk reaction is to focus on her ass and the skintight suit, but .... it's ski-wear, and from what I've been told, that's a skiing pose, so ....
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Oh my goodness...
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Old 02-15-2010, 11:38 AM   #10
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Old 02-15-2010, 11:39 AM   #11
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Is that some sort of gay propaganda, Ian?
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"When females are featured on the cover of SI, they are more likely than not to be in sexualized poses and not in action–and the most recent Vonn cover is no exception," she said.
Uh, so has she ever seen people ski?

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"In sport media research, we would code that as a passive shot. She is not actually on the slope skiing, with her helmet on. She is in a posed tuck position in an attempt to simulate what actually skiing would look like."
Didn't you just say that these are not in action pics? And now she's attempting to do the very same thing?
Kinda obvious she's not wearing her helmet, she's on the cover of a magazine. How would people recognise her with a helmet on?
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She continued, "Picture this as a way to frame what I’m trying to get at: Picture a male ski racer in a similar pose on the cover of SI, smiling at the camera. Would we see that? How would you react to that picture, verses the picture of Vonn?"
Uh, yes we would? And I wouldn't care either way since they're just pictures of people striking a ski pose?

I'm ashamed this woman is even an academic with such prehistorical views on sexuality.
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Is that some sort of gay propaganda, Ian?
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She clearly has better form.

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He is wearing a helmet. Discrimination!
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