March 23, 2018

Sports Illustrated, the Porn Apologists?

This article originally appeared on Townhall.com

Sports Illustrated has certainly not earned itself a reputation as defenders of women’s dignity, but in one of their latest articles, they’ve positioned themselves as overt porn apologists and defenders. The article was headlined: “Royals GM Dayton Moore Makes Bizarre and Troubling Choice to Host Anti-Porn Activists.”

This defensive article is not too surprising since Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition is nothing more than the peddling of hypersexualized, objectifying nude or nearly nude images of women—it’s their most financially profitable issue of the year.

But with this article, Sports Illustrated is criticizing the smart decision by Kansas City Royals General Manager Dayton Moore to educate his team on the detrimental impacts of pornography consumption.

The author, Charles P. Pierce, spares no words bashing Moore’s religiosity and religiosity more generally. Because ad hominem attacks are usually helpful in making a well-researched, logical argument.

“Is there an epidemic of porn within MLB that has escaped my notice?” writer Pierce asks sarcastically.

Read the whole article here. 

National Center on Sexual Exploitation

Founded in 1962, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is the leading national organization exposing the links between all forms of sexual exploitation such as child sexual abuse, prostitution, sex trafficking and the public health crisis of pornography.

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