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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.

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