I found this discussion over at AfterEllen, Rugby Exposed: Degrading or Hot?, and thought it was worth sharing.
I blogged on this twice before – Everybody’s Getting Naked and There’s Calendars and then there’s Calendars. The photos used in this AfterEllen discussion also look just like the stuff I have posted on before, so I’m wondering if we have an AfterEllen blogger among our readership as well.
I haven’t changed my mind, I think calendars that use nudity to promote rugby don’t help rugby and don’t empower women. I think we’re lying to ourselves if we think taking our clothes off empowers us. What do you think?
We won’t pick on the AfterEllen blogger for running with one of our discussions as her own … 🙂
Added: This is a great article on sex appeal in women’s athletics and if it’s harming us or helping us. Mentioned in the comments at the AfterEllen discussion.