It’s February which suggests SI Swimsuit pictures are rising from embargo and debates will ensue. Above is a photograph and message shared by Olympic medalist gymnast Aly Raisman.
Included in a Twitter spat with former ESPN reporter Britt McHenry, golfer Paige Spiranac additionally shared a photograph from SI Swim. Right here is their dialog (which is copied from their respective Twitter accounts):
McHenry: Why does a lady need to pose nude to really feel “empowered”? Isn’t it extra empowering to maintain your garments on, go into an workplace or classroom like everybody else and excel? #SISwimSuit desperately eager to compete with IG fashions with gimmicks. For males to respect ladies extra, perhaps ladies shouldn’t take all their garments off within the guise of pushing #metoo.
Spiranac: Totally different ladies really feel empowered in several methods and it’s not proper to inform somebody what they will and can’t do. It’s extra concerning the individual you’re and not the garments you determine or not determine to put on. My physique, my selection. I’ve been round a variety of imply women and I’ll inform you I’ve by no means been extra welcomed and accepted earlier than than I’ve by the SI fashions and staff. They’re rays of sunshine and a number of the most lovely ladies, inside and out, I’ve ever met.
McHenry: I agree it’s your physique to do what you need. However posing nude is a method to confirm empowerment via vainness. I don’t assume, and this goes for each genders, it’s one of the simplest ways to obtain reciprocal respect or empowerment. Simply my opinion although.
To which Spiranac responded:
After which McHenry shot again:
The place do you stand on this debate?