'Last Week Tonight' poses a great question: Why is there still a Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue?
Yeah, seriously: Why IS this still a thing?
The Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue started in 1964. More than five decades later, it's by far the biggest-selling issue every year.
By more than 10 times.
As "Last Week Tonight" smartly points out, this decade was not really the best when it came to women. But still, 51 years later — long after Ms. magazine started, a woman's right to choose, and women gaining ground in the fight towards equality — men acting like this because of the swimsuit issue is still completely fine:
Like seriously, what is that?
How is talking like that to a woman, let alone when your wife is about to give birth, OK in today's age? In my opinion, the way that guy is talking to supermodel Kate Upton is exactly why we need to re-evaluate the way we value women today. Why can't we have more covers of Sports Illustrated with women like this:
And leave it at that?
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