Sports Illustrated's 2018 Swimsuit Issue is dehumanizing
National Center on Sexual Exploitation VP of Advocacy and Outreach, Haley Halverson posted a Facebook Live Video about how the Sport's Illustrated 2018 Swimsuit Edition is a slap in the face to the #MeToo movement.
"You cannot humanize something that is fundamentally dehumanizing. Yet, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, which just came out today, is trying to do just that with their “In Her Own Words” campaign.
This campaign is a futile attempt to jump on the Me Too movement bandwagon, and it’s totally counterproductive. The magazine is using softcore pornographic images of women with words “of their own choosing” painted all over their bodies in lieu of clothing to show that they’re more than just body parts. It’s completely senseless.
If you have to paint the word “human” on the very woman you’re objectifying to prove that she is in fact a human, and not just an object for men’s sexual pleasure, you’re doing it wrong."
ACTION: click here to email Target and Walgreens and ask them to remove this magazine from their checkout aisles.