Aly Raisman posed nude for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue and showcased messages of empowerment across her body. In the photos, the word "survivor" appears across Raisman's chest while the phrases "fierce," "live 4 you" and "every voice matters" are painted across her arms. The year-old Olympian also bares the phrase "abuse is never OK" on the side of her torso and highlights the words "trust yourself" on her leg.
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This is becoming common. I imagine the next step will be charging a child with child molestation for masturbating. This is what happens when you let puritans run the legal system. We need to take a serious look at a huge range of laws like this, and try to get them back in line with rationality and the basic principles of a free society….
The year-old model stripped down for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue recently. Immediately after the issue was out, many critics claimed that she was objectifying herself by posing nude. Many also claimed that the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue attempted to empower women by having them pose nude.
In the photograph, the model is shown rising out of a bubble bath, suds dripping from her body. Her tight panties and skimpy top are soaked and revealing. She gazes at the viewer, her face showing a wisp of a smile that seems to have been coaxed from off-camera.
The modeling industry is a dynamic, exciting, and thriving business, and it is filled with hard-working models, scouts, agents, and photographers. Unfortunately, as in any business, there are some cases of people posing as industry professionals when they are not in order to take advantage of the reputation ethical professionals have built for themselves. These fraudsters count on the good reputation and trust that legitimate agencies and scouts have built within the industry and use it to prey on unsuspecting aspiring models by posing as employees or scouts of reputable companies when they are not. Is this a standard request from a model scout?
Advertise Donate Read the latest issue Newsletter. Considering that this week marks many Columbia students' returns from the likes of Cancun and Cabo as well as with any luck the onset of warmer weather, it might be an appropriate time to review the topic of beachwear—or more specifically, the female bathing suit. This subject's sacred text is undoubtedly the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, the version of which recently came out, featuring, as always, the most beautiful women in the world dressed in itty-bitty bikinis.