Jump directly to the content
Sports Illustrated Can't Turn Us into Swimsuit ModelsThe Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas / Flickr
Sports Illustrated Can't Turn Us into Swimsuit Models

Sports Illustrated Can't Turn Us into Swimsuit Models


Feb 19 2013
How the beauty culture blasphemes our bodies.

These messages are so powerful that we can't go it alone, we can't do battle by ourselves, but we can interrupt. For the sake of the common good, we can point out artificiality when we see it, refuse to engage in fat talk, and post the occasional unflattering self-portrait to Facebook instead of using social media to share only the most idealized images of ourselves.

We can help one another remember that bodies are for hugging, for dancing, for helping, for loving, for serving, for worshipping—for so much more than standing alone on a beach, in a swimsuit, being looked at.

To add a comment you need to be a registered user or Christianity Today subscriber.

orSubscribeor
More from Her.menutics
What Women Want: More Opportunities to Serve

What Women Want: More Opportunities to Serve

Need Christians to help and lead at church? I know plenty.
What Do I Get If I’m Good?

What Do I Get If I’m Good?

Raising moral kids in a culture of rewards.
Duck Dynasty Wife: The More Christians on Reality TV, the Better

Duck Dynasty Wife: The More Christians on Reality TV, the Better

How unexpected fame and quirky family has helped Jessica Robertson share her faith.
Dealing with ‘Gender Disappointment’

Dealing with ‘Gender Disappointment’

In the age of girl power, many of us want daughters. Here's why I’m happy either way.
Include results from Christianity Today
Browse Archives:

So Hot Right Now

What Happens When We See Women Teach the Bible

A figure like Beth Moore shows evangelical women what’s possible.

What We're Reading

CT eBooks and Bible Studies

Christianity Today
Sports Illustrated Can't Turn Us into Swimsuit Models