Apparently NOW has grown tired of claiming scantily clad women in a sports magazine are a form of exploitation. Now scantily clad women among minorities is exploitative...of the minorities. Perhaps most stunning; the way the men who would ogle the women are responding:
Depending on where you look, the reaction has been mixed, even among the men who are supposed to be titillated. On Jezebel's website, one male commenter wrote, "Pics of woman with local natives is NOT hot, it's exploitative, so the mission is fail right there. Oh and exploitative. I do not know what they were thinking….fail all around." While another guy wrote, "Some of the examples are ›‹reaching a bit…the one with the boat….why pick that for China? Especially when everything I read about China is how they're an industrial powerhouse." And one helpful reader on Sports Illustrated's Facebook page pointed out, "Technically speaking they were not shot in all seven continents. While Easter Island may belong to Chile, it's a Polynesian island, and not part of the South American continent." Oy.
Okay I admit it, I enjoy looking at the occassional scantily clad woman in a magazine. I will now further admit that I've never had a cultural or geopolitical thought while so doing.