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Is posing nude for Sports Illustrated empowering or exploitative?

Golfer Paige Spiranac and gymnast Aly Raisman caused waves by posing nude for Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Edition. Spiranac and Raisman have said posing nude lets them take back their bodies and is the ultimate form of empowerment. Others say there are other ways to empower women without having to exploit their nude bodies. What do you think? 👙

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Weeks after testifying against Larry Nassar, Aly Raisman bared it all for Sports Illustrated. Good on her for doing that.

Women have every right to express their strength and independence in any way they want. Posing nude for Sports Illustrated is a source of pride for Raisman, who wants other women to know that they don't have to be modest to be respected. She stared her abuser Larry Nassar down in court and now shows her power by taking her body back and showing her strength in the nude for the Swimsuit Edition. 

There are many forms of empowerment, and this is one of them.

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Posing nude for Sports Illustrated is not empowering to women. It's demeaning and exploitive. Baring your body to the public doesn't make people think of your strength. People are gawking, not admiring. Here is the Daily Telegraph's Louise Roberts with more:

I’m not a prude — I’m just livid that young women are glugging back the Kool-Aid in the belief that exposing yourself or even going completely naked makes you a stronger woman. Getting about in the buff doesn’t “prove” a woman’s freedom or effectively fight sexual discrimination...I am not offended by nudity but I find exhibitionism as a tool to promote gender equality as a ludicrous concept, a so-called feminist excuse to be naked.
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Is posing nude for Sports Illustrated empowering or exploitative?
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#NudeIsPower
#SexploitationSI