Podcast: Are Magazine Swimsuit Issues Actually Empowering?

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Ep. 18 A look at Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue


Every February the Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue hits the shelves and some individuals applaud it as a celebration of the athletic female body.

However, the truth is that Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue is not a triumph of female athleticism, agency, or empowerment. Instead, it is a descent into sexual objectification.

Why is it that so many people (men and women alike) actively participate in objectification culture?

Tune-in to the latest “Sexploitation?” podcast episode to learn more about self-objectification and how it impacts society.

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The Numbers

300+

NCOSE leads the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation with over 300 member organizations.

100+

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has had over 100 policy victories since 2010. Each victory promotes human dignity above exploitation.

93

NCOSE’s activism campaigns and victories have made headlines around the globe. Averaging 93 mentions per week by media outlets and shows such as Today, CNN, The New York Times, BBC News, USA Today, Fox News and more.

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