The Unintelligentsia on the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition

You have got to love the uproar the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition has elicited from the unintelligentsia: Evelyn Hu-DeHart, Professor of History and Ethnic Studies, Director, Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA) at Brown University tells Yahoo! Shine: “It’s understandable why some would find these photos disturbing.

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition in China

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition in China

The juxtaposition of scantily-clad white, modern, cosmopolitan and western woman against natives, animals, exotic scenery, primitives (African native), traditionals (Chinese fisherman; ethnic minority girls in China); The exception is the photo of the Spanish bullfighters, in which case the model is suggestive of the bull.  The white models are tourists and colonials. Evelyn Hu?

6 thoughts on “The Unintelligentsia on the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition

  1. No matter what, you can never appease everyone…

    My gripe is against the two Spaniards who appear to be taking the mickey out of rodeo clowns (pick a colour any colour, now shuffle them).

    Yours Aye.

  2. What sad, dreary, joyless, narrow lives these woymn must lead, myopically viewing the world through the prism of skin color & gender. Race hustling pimps and femigogues – a match made in politically correct Hell. Got a great new book title for them, gratis – “The Prisoner of Genda.”

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