Whether it is the Super Bowl, the Playboy Mansion, or Blackberry Farm, presenting women as objects, reducing their whole person to body parts for male stimulation and pleasure is still porn and it’s still wrong.
Some local news outlets applauded the prestigious Blackberry Farm for receiving yet “another accolade” for excellence because they provided the backdrop for the latest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. On the contrary, it seems they have cheapened their reputation by being an upscale Hooters. For an organization dedicated to the highest quality possible, they have dropped their standards to such a degree that I have to wonder, is the publicity worth it? No wait, is the degradation of women worth it? Evidently, sadly, yes.
Men behaving badly is the same regardless of your locale. This is so painfully obvious that it is near ridiculous to even have to write it out in black and white.
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition is not art. It’s not benign. It’s not harmless. Neither is sex trafficking, or adultery, or porn addiction.
It kills women, children and men. It breaks marriages and lives apart.
For what? An orgasm. Are you kidding me? Continue reading