The National Center on Sexual Exploitation denounces Sports Illustrated for the publication of their swimsuit edition.
“A man buying magazines to leer at a woman’s exposed body is not in awe of her ‘empowerment,’ ‘agency,’ or ‘athleticism’ as a human being. He is consuming her as a sexual, inanimate object. This blatant dehumanization of women cannot be tolerated in a society that strives to value gender equality. It’s time for Sports Illustrated to leave the Dark Ages and to stop production of the Swimsuit Issue.” -Dawn Hawkins