Question: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition

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Question: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition
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Sat, 02-19-2011 - 12:12pm

My DH's copy arrived in the mail this week.

 nwtreehugger  

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Tue, 02-22-2011 - 8:24am

It sells the magazine.

"And how can some women say it is 'liberating' for women to pose like this & then be airbrushed to 'perfection'?"

It's not liberating IMO. This leads men to have an unrealistic 'ideal' of what a woman should look like & gives many younger women a poor self image.

 


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Tue, 02-22-2011 - 6:29pm

Plus, I think what is sad, is that we are often told, if we don't accept this as being "liberated"



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Wed, 02-23-2011 - 3:17pm
My DH is reallly pretty good too. He's never been into porn or anythihg. He's never even brought a Playboy-type rag into our home - didn't even when he was single. But this stupid SI issue - for some reason he just doesn't get why I find it offensive. He's never left it laying around for our DD to find, but still....

He's pretty funny. If DD, who's 20, wears a top he considers too low, he'll constantly motion to her to 'pull it up'! ROTFLOL! Luckily, she's a fairly modest dresser - prefers 'classic' styles over too trendy.

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Wed, 02-23-2011 - 3:50pm

I love it!

Our dd is only 6, but last year we went to the mall. She found a backless halter top, that I thought was really cute. Her father said "No way! I don't want to be fighting with her about something like that, when she's 13!" It cracked me up, because I grew up on the coast of So. Cal. We ran around in our bikini tops and shorts, and thought nothing of it.

But, it actually helps me when shopping with dd, because she is very tall. Already the size of a nine year old, and the clothes can be quite....mature. Backless. One shouldered. Hipster. I just say "Nope. Dad wouldn't let you wear it." Later I'll tell her "Model it for Dad." This is one place I don't mind a little blame shifting. LOL!

My dd tends to like classics so far too. She's an accessorizor. Likes hats, scarfs, belts, jewelry.



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Thu, 03-10-2011 - 1:46pm
My DD was the same way - tall for her age! By the time she was 10, our clothes shopping was split between 'teen' & 'ladies'. She preferred to get her shirts in the Ladies dept because at that time, everything was 'crop'. She also loves her accessories (like her mom! ;). She'll mix a trendy piece or two into an outfit - she has a natural 'eye' for doing that.

And there is absolutely no problem with 'blame shifting' when it comes to this! ;) It's really 'teamwork'!

 nwtreehugger  

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Sat, 05-21-2011 - 2:05pm

I have so much ROFL thru these.

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