To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the magazine's most famous annual edition, SI put the most famous doll in the world on some commemorative covers of this year's swimsuit issue. And that move set off quite a firestorm of controversy.
And on Tuesday, a quintet of SI swimsuit models, led by Brinkley, appeared on monitors aboard Air New Zealand flights in the airline’s new "Safety In Paradise' video, a steamy version of that video every flight plays before taking off to cover the flight's safety rules.Wow a "firestorm" huh? I'm guess people taking to the streets with picket signs, angry demonstrators burning bikini tops, and just a whole lot of mad faces all the way around. So let's see what all these people have to say?
And like the Barbie cover, this video starring Jessica Gomes, Chrissy Teigen, Hannah Davis and Ariel Meredith alongside Brinkley, was met with controversy, especially when a behind-the-scenes sneak peak was released last week.
"My concern is that as a woman I get on a plane to go to a business meeting say — something serious — and I am confronted by women in bikinis in what are highly sexualised images. That jars," Dr. Deborah Russell, a lecturer and feminist commentator at New Zealand’s Massey University, told Fairfax Newspapers, according to The Telegraph. "I want to be taken seriously but it seems that suddenly they are saying that my sexuality is all that matters about me."
So Deborah Russell, a feminist professor or lecturer or whatever at Perpetually Pissed Off University is the sole source of this controversy it appears. That's it? The other 6 billion people on the planet could pretty much care less.
Is this the face of feminism now? She sees women in swimsuits that --and I'm just going to say it-- are probably better looking than her and she's threatened and has to register her displeasure to the first dewy eyed reporter that will write the story?
Does anyone else care about it? I mean really, is this woman really this weak that a few images "jar" her? If she wants to be taken seriously, stop whining about what other women are choosing to do.
Feminists are pathetic.