Saturday, January 20, 2018

Convergence: swimsuit edition

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition is not totally converged. They still manage to perform their core function of taking pictures of pretty women in swimsuits, after all. However, the fact that some of the pretty women are beginning to resemble overinflated beach balls shows that they are in the process of converging, however slowly.

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Anonymous TroubleSpeak January 20, 2018 4:05 PM  

Does the shirt say "hunted"? Must have had one too many harpoons fired in her direction.

OT: Happy to see you at least got your "Charles Tingle" FB page back!

Blogger Matt January 20, 2018 4:05 PM  

Maybe they're just trying to get more black male readers.

Blogger James Jones January 20, 2018 4:12 PM  

Four pints of lager and maybe.

Anonymous Eduardo January 20, 2018 4:17 PM  

You can see that if only she ate less pudin... She might be pretty.

So when are we gonna get morbidly obese athletes in all sports... Imagine Ralphie May (RIP) playing QB for the Vikings!

Skol! (Which is the name of a Brazilian beer... Fitting...)

Blogger SamuraiJack January 20, 2018 4:19 PM  

Beach whale/fat tits/chunky ass/lard butt. That is what everyone thinks but what they say is "stunning and brave".

Blogger tublecane January 20, 2018 4:19 PM  

To carry a point over from another thread, Sports Illustrated has been using fashion models for a long while, and most of them are unattractively masculine. Including some of the most famous ones, like alleged female Elle Macpherson. But at least they go out of their way to make models appear beautiful and sexy.

One wonders why they bother, when they could pick actually beautiful women, who exist in nature. But they're hooked into high fashion, and such women simply don't exist in that world. (Guess why.)

This Fat Acceptance stuff is something else. They're not trying to hide it, but are flaunting it, for obvious virtue-signalling reasons. In a magazine issue traditionally intended to titillate heterosexual men, and which everyone knows is intended for such purposes. Including potential female buyers sympathetic to fat woman feelz.

Enticing women and minorities to watch the NFL at the expense of white male fans of the Defense Department may be a bad idea, but at least it's a business idea. You can't get much better evidence of convergence than deliberately sabotaging a woman-oggling concern with feminist claptrap.

Women aren't going to buy these things to make themselves feel better, or to enjoy the latest virtue-signaling foray into the world of male masturbation. You can't grow your business like that, and I don't think anyone thinks they can. Though it will give them a short-term publicity boost.

The way they live off accumulated capital isn't always so clear. But they do, in every case.

Blogger The Kurgan January 20, 2018 4:20 PM  

I eat dinner quite late on the weekends.
There is no need for this sort of cruelty to your own friends and supporters. It's almost as if Steve taught you the way of nausea inducing imagery his Ninja ancestors taught him for generations.

Blogger tublecane January 20, 2018 4:23 PM  

By the way, after World War T heated up, I intended on keeping track of when Playboy would begin openly promoting transsexual models. I didn't bother, because it turns out I don't really care. But isn't Sports Illustrated merely taking baby steps? I would bet my manhood that there are SJWs out there already demanding they feature he-she's or perish.

Anonymous Causal Lurker January 20, 2018 4:29 PM  

The resemblance to Roosevelt the Singing Walrus is uncanny. There's room for a ukulele or half an orchestra in there. Urk.

Blogger Wynn Lloyd January 20, 2018 4:29 PM  

Who still buys that stuff? An Internet search can yield 1,000 beautiful swimsuit models.

This will certainly help destroy their brand. Good.

Blogger tublecane January 20, 2018 4:32 PM  

@2-LOL, but credit where credit is due: black men like women to be "little in the middle" with "much back," not obese.

They end up with fatties for a variety of reasons, none directly related to fatness as such:

1. There's a large incidence of obesity among their kind.

2. The white women they are capable of consistently landing are trashy, and they have a higher incidence of obesity than your average white.

3. For white girls to resemble black girls' genetic rear characteristics--which I'll call for convenience's sake "shelf butt"-- they often have to be big all over. Black men will settle for the much back without the little in the middle if they can be with white women/get away from black ones.

Blogger SemiSpook37 January 20, 2018 4:33 PM  

It's one thing if you've already married and you (personally) don't care, though that's making things ripe for possible problems as you age (not to mention the bad example you show your children by letting things go, as they say). Throwing it in your face smacks of desperation to me. It's all about maintaining a disciplined approach to how you take care of yourself.

Wasn't much of a fan of the SISE, myself, because that just never really floated my boat, but seeing more of these types in there makes me LESS likely to purchase said magazine, in any case. Once again, this thing's going to backfire horrifically for the SJWs...much like everything else has.

Blogger Lazarus January 20, 2018 4:38 PM  

Wow. Whole lot of substitute vaginas in various places on that one.

Can you count them, boys and girls?

Blogger Dave W. January 20, 2018 4:40 PM  

Maybe they're trying to get it on the shelves in Japan. They hunt whales there.

Blogger Daniel Paul Grech Pereira January 20, 2018 4:47 PM  

Looks like whale, smells like fish.

Anonymous Stickwick January 20, 2018 4:49 PM  

Stop with the fat models. Just freakin' stop.

I don't know what they're going for with these attempts to sexy up lardy gals, but as a currently fat woman, this doesn't make me feel better about being fat. It makes me feel sad and gross. No one except for weirdos likes looking at fat women, and that goes just as much for women as men.

Any woman who says she feels empowered by stuff like this or thinks it's promoting healthy body-positivity or whatever is either lying or mentally ill. It's not positive, it's immoral.

Blogger Shimshon January 20, 2018 4:49 PM  

Slowly? Optimist.

Anonymous Godfrey January 20, 2018 4:53 PM  

Who still reads these magazines? I'm shocked they're still published.

Blogger weka January 20, 2018 4:54 PM  

On diet to support wife. For her health, and mine. Thanks for the motivation.

Blogger bob kek mando January 20, 2018 5:04 PM  

i'm pretty sure her chest had a cameo in that last SJewWars movie.

Anonymous VFM #3606 January 20, 2018 5:06 PM  

Queequeg's Pinup.

Anonymous BBGKB January 20, 2018 5:06 PM  

Maybe Prince Harry couldn't do better

Maybe they're just trying to get more black male readers.

Didn't they have any niggerettes shown?

Blogger YIH January 20, 2018 5:13 PM  

Not SI swimsuit edition material, for sure. I've seen worse, Aaron Clarey got paid to watch some video of a 400lb ahem, ''model'' and when you see his reactions, you call he only did that because he was paid to. He links to it on the YouTube page, but fortunately doesn't add any clips from the video itself. Which is good, I clicked on that link, and 10 seconds later closed the tab... Yes, it's that horrible. Not to mention all those 'roided out ''female bodybuilders'' who just might appeal to gay men but certainly not straight ones.

Blogger TheMaleRei January 20, 2018 5:14 PM  

Sports Illustrated - watch their descent in real time!

Who do they think they're selling this to? What secret mass-market of chubby-chasers is out there undiscovered and untapped?

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother January 20, 2018 5:14 PM  

Elle MacPherson is a vision from heaven compared to the OP.

Blogger pyrrhus January 20, 2018 5:16 PM  

What is that thing?

Blogger YIH January 20, 2018 5:19 PM  

Godfrey wrote:Who still reads these magazines? I'm shocked they're still published.

IIRC, it's still the top selling single copy issue of SI and is used as a bonus for subscribers. That said, ''skin mags'' of all kinds are pretty much obsolete. I'm truly surprised Playboy hasn't ceased publication yet. I figured they were still printing them to humor the old man.

Anonymous Bob M January 20, 2018 5:20 PM  

Gah.... In my younger days that was called FAT, approaching obese. No thank you. Period.

Blogger dienw January 20, 2018 5:25 PM  

Does the SI edition come with a packet of "Eye" Tide?

Blogger YIH January 20, 2018 5:27 PM  

dienw wrote:Does the SI edition come with a packet of "Eye" Tide?
I think I'd rather eat a Tide Pod. Heck, either way I'm probably going to be throwing up.

Blogger Cecil Henry January 20, 2018 5:27 PM  

Remember the motive for equality:

envy and hatred of the good, especially when you don't have it.

Everything that shows your inferiority (real or imagined) must be destroyed.

Brought to you by Satan.

Blogger lowercaseb January 20, 2018 5:28 PM  

Dear Vox...

I apologize for every inane comment and every time I touched the poop. I have learned my lesson...please don't post the picture again....PLEASE!!!

Blogger Miss Carnivorous January 20, 2018 5:33 PM  

A co-worker of mine once said of the Sport's Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, "I hate it! They should take off those stupid suits!"

Blogger Dexter January 20, 2018 5:37 PM  

Does her swimsuit say "hunted"?

If so, unfortunately not to extinction...

Blogger Wanderer January 20, 2018 5:42 PM  

Reminder that they photoshop away all the disgusting cottage cheese-esque cellulite and fat folds. These fatties are even more repulsive irl.

Blogger Longtime Lurker January 20, 2018 5:44 PM  

Mmmm. No.

Anonymous qba January 20, 2018 5:45 PM  

As the old song says:
Momma's little baby loves pork limbs, pork limbs...
Not a foot fetish type, but by golly, that's just not what a lady's foot should look like!

Anonymous Looking Glass January 20, 2018 5:47 PM

Swimsuit says "Hunter", btw, as that is this person's name. (How terrible to you have to be to name your daughter "Hunter".)

Forgive the link, but I figured this was the best photo they got of her, and I was right. Down 20 pounds she'd be rolling near a solid 10, as she has the facial structure, but she doesn't have the body structure to do the rail-thin model look. She'd just look awkward that thin.

For the list of new swimsuit models for 2018's edition.

The inability to use models that are at proper weight for their stature still amazes me, but I guess it shouldn't. For both political and technical reasons, I get why, but it doesn't mean they aren't stupid.

Anonymous Auntie Analogue January 20, 2018 5:48 PM  

The lady pictured above fits the definition of zaftig. An ex-Marine Lurp I knew used to say, "The closer to the bone, the sweeter the meat, but the bigger the cushion, the better the pushin'." In parody of Italian-accented English, my Dad used to say, "Salsicc' his own!" As far as magazines go, print - or "dead tree" - periodicals are in their twilight years, the more so since nowadays smartphone users access online magazines, even while waiting in the checkout lane beside the magazine racks.

Blogger wired216 January 20, 2018 5:52 PM  

I'm 46 years old, taller, slimmer but still fat compared to my youth. Maybe I can still be a model. Oh the opportunities /sarc/.

Blogger Quilp January 20, 2018 5:53 PM  

At this point, I suppose I should be happy it's not Don Lemon in a thong. Still, I can see that at Tractor Supply all summer long.

Blogger tublecane January 20, 2018 5:54 PM  

@23-Maybe, because at least Elle is physically fit. With "plus size" models, you usually get the worst possible combination: technically "curvy" yet unattractive because fat, and otherwise not noticeably feminine. Though it's not exactly masculine to possess the general shape depicted above, if I were to break her down feature by feature, I'd probably find that when you get beyond the fatty deposits she's masculine in the usual model ways. But I'm not going to bother, because eww.

I saw a from heaven today because the Ghost and Mrs. Muir was on my t.v., and that movie features the beautiful Gene Tierney. It's astounding how swiftly the MSM's aesthetic sense has plummeted, from her to this. Even the Plain Jane characters in old movies are gorgeous compared to "supermodels."

Anonymous Claymore January 20, 2018 5:57 PM  


Anonymous Haxo Angmark January 20, 2018 5:58 PM  

that land-whale?

another vicious Jew MSM attack on White reproduction.

Blogger tublecane January 20, 2018 5:59 PM  

@29-Aesthetics are underrated. But is it any surprise that cultures which abandon the Beautiful tend to be shaky on what's Good and True?

Using my example above, our country was inarguably healthier (and I don't mean in a medical sense, though that way as well) when we celebrated the Gene Tierneys among us, instead of...that thing.

Anonymous Haxo Angmaerk January 20, 2018 6:02 PM  

that land-whale?

paging Captain Ahab.

Blogger Johnny January 20, 2018 6:03 PM  

Beauty right now consists of women who are so thin that it may not be healthy. I suppose the fat babe is push back plus the magazine is deflecting criticism. But really, considering the advantages to a women that go with being hooked up with a desirable man, for their own benefit they should be trying to cater to male interests. Telling a younger lady that it is okay to be a fatty is terrible advice.

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener January 20, 2018 6:04 PM  

About the only nice thing I can say is that I've seen worse.

Blogger Wynn Lloyd January 20, 2018 6:05 PM  

Lol! You're right, this is a better image than that, at least.

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener January 20, 2018 6:06 PM  

Also, there is a dangerous and terrible line that's crossed when you go from simply being degenerate in some form to actually celebrating it.

Blogger tz January 20, 2018 6:07 PM  

Are they from Trans-sylvania?

Blogger tz January 20, 2018 6:09 PM  

There is an optimal point, but I would note in ancestral times when starvation was a threat, obesity was not considered ugly. Conversely, the emaciated waif (appearing as an addict) has been uinversally considered ugly.

Anonymous Looking Glass January 20, 2018 6:09 PM  

@39 tublecane

There's a clear answer.

Bring Back The Code

Blogger Robert Browning January 20, 2018 6:15 PM  

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Blogger Robert Browning January 20, 2018 6:17 PM  

She is only 23. She just got engaged last month.She looks like a sweet heart. I hope she is happy.

Blogger Stilicho January 20, 2018 6:18 PM  

SI wanted some of that sweet, sweet ESPN success...

Blogger tublecane January 20, 2018 6:19 PM  

@35-"For both political and technical reasons"

The above model is used for political reasons, obviously. But that's a niche position. There are only so many political modeling jobs, though I assume that industry will explode in the near future.

Technical reasons aren't really reasons, because any argument they dream up could be countered with the possibility of picking a woman who is shaped for their needs while also being in correct proportions.

For instance, fashion designers think of themselves as modernist artists, and per Tom Wolfe modernists are obsessed with flatness. Okay, you don't want to present dresses made for actual human beings, but rather feature walking gallery walls on your runways. You can find flat-fronted models who don't also have the body-fat content of holocaust victims.

The real reason fashionistas normally pick models with improper weight to stature balances is sexual/aesthetic. Homos prefer women to look like adolescent boys, because that's what turns them on. In order to resemble an adolescent boy, post-pubescent females (pre-pubescents are thankfully less of an option) must have out-of-wack bodies. That's the only way to get the gangly appearance of growing into your body they desire.

That, and the fashion industry is deterred by our pesky legal system from overusing the small number of adolescent girls tall enough to resemble boys. I mean, they recruit those girls, and they are prized possessions. But they're exceptionally rare, and only last for a short time. Other girls and women must be content with grotesque underweightedness.

Blogger Nate January 20, 2018 6:24 PM  

Calling it: Next year there is a transwoman.

Blogger tublecane January 20, 2018 6:27 PM  

@48-Other eras have different tastes, but I don't think there was ever an Golden Age (from the perspective of fatties) when obesity was considered attractive. Unless we're using "obese" in very loose sense.

The oft-cited Peter Paul Rubens certainly painted fat women, but I don't know that we should extrapolate from that fact the idea that the aesthetics of female beauty change with the winds.

Blogger Dire Badger January 20, 2018 6:27 PM  

Ugh. Never cruise to VP while you are eating.

Blogger DisplayName January 20, 2018 6:29 PM  

Obese women ruin everything.

Blogger Dexter January 20, 2018 6:31 PM  

Hunter... of donuts maybe.

Anonymous Aphelion January 20, 2018 6:32 PM  

I see an ad during the news occasionally, I don’t know if it’s Jane Bryant or Andreas Barn or what, but a bunch of sickeningly fat women are moving about with not enough clothing. It is nauseating.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother January 20, 2018 6:32 PM  


Blogger Dexter January 20, 2018 6:35 PM  

Political reason: SI, like sports, is a thing prole whites like, and therefore must be defeated on and turned into a travesty.

Blogger Raben Wulf January 20, 2018 6:37 PM  

I am not sure what is more cringe.... the near bursting state of that bathing suit, or the fact it has the word "Hunter" printed on it.

Blogger Lazarus January 20, 2018 6:37 PM  

Howlin' Wolf said, The bigger the cushion, the better the pushin', and he was 300 pounds of heavenly joy, so he knew whereof he spake.

Blogger tublecane January 20, 2018 6:38 PM  

@43-"I suppose the fat babe is push back"

Indeed. There's a constant war on the female community to be named Queen Pretty. Though normally it's realistically restricted to the plausibly pretty--with losers forever bitter and looking to undercut whenever possible--there's always the hope of Lysistrata situation. In that case, old women get the upper hand, but it works with fatties, too.

"They should be trying to cater to male interests"

In a healthy society, yes. But we've gotten to the point where female status is sufficiently disconnected from reality that they can ignore biological attraction. Official standards of feminine beauty already include unhealthy thinness and masculinity. No surprise the obese can be beautiful in such a society.

Normal women favor feminine and thin appearance in women, too. It's not just male preference. This fact has been buried under much propaganda and brain-washing.

Blogger Jay in DC January 20, 2018 6:45 PM  

"Down 20 pounds she'd be rolling near a solid 10,"

You have very low standards apparently. Down 20 pounds and you MIGHT be able to find her vag under the fat roll.

Thirsty dudes like you are why fatties get away w/ thinking they are 9s and 10s.

Down FIFTY pounds, that is a start. FTFY.

Anonymous fop January 20, 2018 6:46 PM  

She looks rubenesque.

That is, she looks like she could eat a dozen ruben sandwiches.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother January 20, 2018 6:47 PM  

I agree with Jay in DC. Only down twenty if she turned the rest into muscle.

Blogger Crush Limbraw January 20, 2018 6:48 PM  

All you SkinnyMinnieWeenies don't know what you're missing!:)

Blogger Nate73 January 20, 2018 6:49 PM  

I guess I'll white knight for the big chick. There is some research that indicates men who are under stress can have their beauty preferences shift toward heavier women:

The real question is who ends up with the fatties, the deltas or the gammas?

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother January 20, 2018 6:51 PM  

Wait, I take it all back. This picture of her is so much better.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother January 20, 2018 6:53 PM  


Stress induces cortisol, which decreases testosterone. So your hypothesis is plausible.

Blogger Michael Maier January 20, 2018 6:54 PM  

please stop

Anonymous Deplorable Winning January 20, 2018 6:56 PM  

Quilp wrote:Still, I can see that at Tractor Supply all summer long.

They have outlets in the Soviet Union?

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother January 20, 2018 6:57 PM  

Come on T-Maier. Live a little. You could roll her in flour and find the wet spot!

Blogger LP9 January 20, 2018 7:11 PM  

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Blogger cheddarman January 20, 2018 7:13 PM  

Vox, big girls need lovin' too, man! Besides, it is famine insurance.

Blogger SmockMan January 20, 2018 7:16 PM  


Blogger LP9 January 20, 2018 7:22 PM  

Photo shopped hair and neck line, its not remotely real or realistic, no matter how you pose as the face, neck to shoulders are not proportionate.

And I'm not being mean to the young lady but she is deluding herself this may be another symptom of the feminist hypergamy attempting to re-train what men desire, while (the girl here) is demanding the dopamine hit of "I was seen, subs, followers" BUT doctors warn against these movements.

We just got rid of a wicked appeaser like Obama that loved the worst in people, loving the worst in others is terrible, its abuse.

Everyone appeasing your obesity is lethal to a already very very sick American society.

Blogger Johnny January 20, 2018 7:36 PM  

When they said we had a fat epidemic I didn't believe it, but I did start to look around. We really do have a lot of really fat people in this country.

Anonymous ScarletNumber January 20, 2018 7:41 PM  

She's not even facially pretty

Anonymous qba January 20, 2018 7:42 PM  

VD, are you sure you are not mistaken and this is a promo for SPORKS ILLUSTRATED, the magazine for those that love eating so much that two utensils must be blended in to one for maximum shoveling efficiency? I may have found the original image at

Blogger Nakota Publishing January 20, 2018 7:53 PM  

Hey, some of us like ample women!

Blogger Nate73 January 20, 2018 8:00 PM  

@79: I mean I'm with you bud, but you can't fight hard-wired biology. I like curves myself, but I know a pair of hispanic sisters that would be cute as cucumbers if they could lose at least 30 pounds. There are limits to this stuff.

Blogger jandolin January 20, 2018 8:01 PM  

Demographic changes in America have caused newspapers and magazines to dumb down content, more celebrity gossip, more pictures, less hard news and analysis. Another change is a greater emphasis on features of models that appeal to black and Hispanic men, big posteriors and fat women.

Anonymous Elmer Fudd January 20, 2018 8:11 PM  

Trust me on this: During the fatty photo shoot, the entire production crew was saying, "You look beautiful, darling! You look amazing!"

Later, after the shoot wrapped and the model was dismissed, they all went out for sushi and brews and laughed their asses off.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother January 20, 2018 8:12 PM  


That ain't ample, that would feed all the starving kids in Africa!

Anonymous Victor F. Michaelson January 20, 2018 8:33 PM  

Thar she blows, man the harpoons!!

Anonymous Victor F. Michaelson January 20, 2018 8:35 PM  

@79, and big butts.

Blogger Thucydides January 20, 2018 8:43 PM  

You can already see this stuff at any public beach. The entire idea of SISE is to promote the fantasy aspect of going to the beach, not the reality.

Anonymous Brick Hardslab January 20, 2018 8:47 PM  

Well I'm not hungry anymore. The pic combined with Lazarus' vivid imagination scared me off dinner.

The amount of alcohol necessary to perform would render the performance impossible.

Anonymous Hoss January 20, 2018 9:17 PM  

" alleged female Elle Macpherson"

WTF? Now if you wanted to complain about someone looking masculine I think Tom Brady's wife fits the bill, but Elle....

Blogger Dire Badger January 20, 2018 9:21 PM  

Crush Limbraw wrote:All you SkinnyMinnieWeenies don't know what you're missing!:)

Hip Displacia and Lumbar tearing, for one.

Lots and lots of MacDonald's lunches, as a second thing.

Blogger tublecane January 20, 2018 9:41 PM  

@86-Gisele definitely qualifies. Elle might be comparatively better; I don't know. I haven't compared.

But I invite you to analyze multiple pictures of Elle from multiple angles. Especially candid ones (they take great care to make these women look womanly in professional photography). Tell me she isn't on the masculine side.

Blogger tublecane January 20, 2018 9:46 PM  

@79-Some men prefer tall women, too. But when you get up to like '6"5maybe, just maybe, there are diminishing returns.

Anonymous Didas Kalos January 20, 2018 9:59 PM  

Looks like a complete "troll" in my opinion.:)

Blogger JaimeInTexas January 20, 2018 10:26 PM  

So, where is the group shot of the models?

Blogger Lazarus January 20, 2018 10:30 PM  


Photo shopped hair and neck line, its not remotely real or realistic, no matter how you pose as the face, neck to shoulders are not proportionate.

I think you are correct. The face should be pudgier. Nice catch. Fake fat people!

Blogger Silly but True January 20, 2018 11:03 PM  

Well, it's for Sports Illustrated. And sumo is a sport.

Anonymous Avalanche January 20, 2018 11:17 PM  

@15 "healthy body-positivity or whatever is either lying **or** mentally ill. "

Stickwick: Embrace the glory of **AND**

Anonymous Avalanche January 20, 2018 11:31 PM  

@52 "Calling it: Next year there is a transwoman."

So, literally a shaved ape in a bikini?! (shudder)

Blogger eharmonica January 20, 2018 11:47 PM  

Tublecane: please list 5 famous women that aren't masculine. This is getting ridiculous.

Elle and Gal are not masculine. Meryl Streep and Laura Dern are.

Anonymous Sheiko29 January 20, 2018 11:53 PM  

That is now considered svelte in fly-over walmarts.

Support fat-shaming. It works.

Anonymous A Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents January 20, 2018 11:55 PM  

Ok, NFL fans, how long before the first tranny cheerleader, and which team? 49'rs in 3 years maybe?

Anonymous JAG January 21, 2018 12:12 AM  

The first trans cheerleaders will, of course, be on the Dallas Cowboys squad, because they are the most recognizable group of NFL cheerleaders.

And yea, the fat chick's feet look more like seal flippers.

Blogger Scott C January 21, 2018 1:02 AM  

Are you just making a passing observation, Vox? Surely you don't endorse porn, converged or not.

Blogger tublecane January 21, 2018 1:23 AM  

@95-"This is getting ridiculous"

Considering I've only discussed high fashion models, and one plus-sized model, I hardly think it's ridiculous. The idea that such women are masculine is certainly not unique to me.

For clarification, when I say they're masculine, I mean they're of above average masculinity for a woman. Not necessarily that they actually look like men. But Gisele, for instance, looks precisely like a male to female transsexual. I implore you to look at candid shots of her on the beach, or elsewhere showing off her body.

As for Gal, check out her lingerie scene in Keeping up with the Joneses, seriously. Or just look at her on the runway. She screams masculine. The public mostly knows her through heavily manipulated near-cartoon movies, which doesn't give you much to go by. They could pass me off as a hot lady.

I haven't studied Laura Dern, but unfortunately she did inherent Bruce Dern's odd looks. Meryl Streep isn't very attractive, but I wouldn't say off-hand she's masculine. But I don't pay much attention to her.

Names from the Bad Old Days when female celebrities were feminine would roll off my tongue. Nowadays is tough, however, because warped standards have passed into the general culture from centers of degeneration like high fashion. Also, I don't keep up with the flavors of the day, and some of my examples may have already "hit the wall."

But here are five attractive celebrities off the top of my head (if many of these examples are 40 and over by now, please think of them in their prime) (please also disregard any heavy plastic surgery they may have had since I checked):

Rose Byrne
Charlize Theron (masculinized body but gorgeous face)
Kate Beckinsale
Amber Heard
Sarah Palin

Blogger tublecane January 21, 2018 1:58 AM  

Here also is a bevy of classic Hollywood pin-ups, for reference to what it was like when the MSM promoted beauty:

Elizabeth Taylor, Vivien Leigh, Kim Novak, Ava Gardner, Janet Leigh (definitely *not* her daughter) Hedy Lamar, Grace Kelly, Ingrid Bergman, Gene Tierney, Ginger Rogers (despite dancer's body), Carole Lombard, Paulette Goddard, Myrna Loy, Betty Grable, Marilyn Monroe, Olivia de Havilland, Ann Baxter, Anne Miller, Ann Sheridan, Ann-Margret
Lana Turner, Veronica Lake, Maureen O'Hara, Rita Moreno, Elizabeth Montgomery, Yvette Mimieux, Jean Simmons, Lynda Carter (the real Wonder Woman)...

Not that these gals necessarily also promoted the Good and the True, but it was something

Anonymous Just another commenter January 21, 2018 2:55 AM  

In my life I've seen women in all sorts of shapes, colors, and sizes that I've thought attractive if the parts seem to go together well. Way back when in my single days when I had few standards I might have made a pass; but dull, blank eyes and slack-jawed, open trout-lips in that image are a real turn-off. She doesn't look "sexy," she looks... vapid. I can't stand stupid, disengaged, apathetic, or intoxicated women.

Blogger Cinco January 21, 2018 3:08 AM  

Hunted? Are the English fueling their streetlamps with oil reduced from blubber again?

Blogger wreckage January 21, 2018 3:30 AM  

@102. Vapid can be sexy, if it manages to convey "the merest whiff of your cologne, wit, manliness or manhood has driven all cogent thought from my otherwise quick mind".

Blogger eharmonica January 21, 2018 3:47 AM  

@tublecane Fair enough. You answered. We just disagree. Paulette Goddard. Very underrated.

Blogger DisplayName January 21, 2018 4:58 AM  

A man should see the cover of SI and think about what it would be like to hit it. What is the point If the fantasy leads to doubting the models ability to take off her clothes without breaking a sweat?

Blogger Bob Loblaw January 21, 2018 6:18 AM  

The above model is used for political reasons, obviously. But that's a niche position. There are only so many political modeling jobs, though I assume that industry will explode in the near future.

I don't know. At some point I think the people involved will look at each other and say "We're not fooling anyone, are we?" And it'll stop.

These kinds of models don't belong in swimsuits, but there's a case to be made for them in clothing lines. She's probably about average weight for a woman in the US today, and chubby girls need clothes too. Eh... need clothes even more.

Anonymous I'm Not a Fascist. But My Sons Are. January 21, 2018 7:33 AM  

I bet she gives a stellar BJ.

Just sayin'.

Anonymous kfg January 21, 2018 8:39 AM  


Back in the day I could say "I prefer slender women" and people would know what I meant. Now I find I have to say something like "I prefer slender women, as in Grace Kelly, not as in Jamie King on the cigarette, coffee and heroin diet."

And Jamie King is a real tragedy. She makes Veronica Lake look like a plain Jane, when she isn't all some skin stretched over a skeleton.

I've taken to calling todays high fashion models "Tootsie-Pops," because they're just a stick with a head on it.

On the other end of the spectrum there's the Rubens thing. There are a few issues with that:

1. The "body positivity" types always trot him out front and center. If your evidence is a single individual, you're position might be a bit on the weak side.

2. Rubens got married in his 50s. From that time on all the women he painted resembled his wife. That wife was a 16 year old fattie. He wasn't into fatties, he was into 16. He put up with the fat to get the 16.

But the most critical point is probably . . .

3. Painting nudes at the time was, as the kids these days say, "problematic." Over time the artists worked out a deal the censorious elements of society: they could paint nudity, but not the erotic.

Making the women fat was a way to de-eroticise them, even when they were in what would otherwise be erotic poses. They aren't an example of what men were into at the time. They are an example of what put them off. Lacking the ability to sexually stimulate was the point.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan January 21, 2018 8:39 AM  

That SI is still in business shocks me.

Anonymous kfg January 21, 2018 8:50 AM  

@Mr. MantraMan

Reminds me of my reaction to Time magazine announcing that the "Silence Breakers" (#metooers) were their People of the Year:

"Wait. Wut? Time still exists?"

And a Brownie point to everyone who noticed what was missing from the cover photo.

Blogger Stephen Davenport January 21, 2018 9:01 AM  

I'd do her.

Anonymous Anonymous January 21, 2018 9:43 AM  

Kosher sammich. You can either find heroin addicts atractive or triggly puff. Not slender, not a little extra nothing but unhealthy shiksas for you! Truth be told I like the model above. Could be (propably is) photoshopped and angled to make her look better than she is but as pictured I think she looks pretty good. She's at the top end of the spectrum and much more weight gain would make her unattractive to me but she still falls within the bangable spectrum for me.

Blogger Redpill Angel January 21, 2018 10:30 AM  

Renoir's models, in existing photos, were slim little Frenchwomen. He carefully softened edges but if you look at his paintings, there is zero cellulite and breasts are small and upright. He was exaggerating their softness and glowing skin; they weren't fat in real life. Same with Rubens women, so do not assume his models were obese. Softness would have been at a premium, but not obesity. Rubens' models were probably healthy young blondes, not fat. Bear in mind that flat bellies were not a thing then. Women's bellies are naturally a little round even in slim girls. Our feminine ideals now are masculinized and not just about standards of beauty; in every way women today are expected to be more like men.

Blogger Sambuca Ford January 21, 2018 12:24 PM  

The last thing worth viewing in 20 years from a pub that fell from Dr. Z and DeFord to gamma zeros like Steve Rushin and Rick Reilly. Where have you gone, Kathy Ireland?

Blogger John (not the pope) January 21, 2018 2:13 PM  

This is what converged organisations look like.
They tick all the boxes...
rake thin black chick - check
tubby white girl - check
average size decent looking real white model - check

Haven't been interested in SI in years...this won't win me back.

Anonymous qba January 21, 2018 2:35 PM  

JAG wrote:...

And yea, the fat chick's feet look more like seal flippers.

Thank you for this observation. In the back of my mind I knew there was something swimming 'round ;) that could be used as a description when having conversations such as these, but I'd not bothered to ponder it. Yours is perfect.

Blogger Zeroh Tollrants January 21, 2018 6:17 PM  

You do not know anything about weight/women's bodies, and/or you think a woman that is 6 ft tall and weighing 110 lbs, is sexy, rather than gaunt & skeletal.
A better, more appropriate fix would be a loss of approximately 25lbs., and a weight lifting muscle TONING program. Not one to add bulk, but to firm & shape. This would give you the look the overwhelming vast majority of men are looking for, but don't know how to describe, or what it requires for women's bodies to achieve.

Anonymous Anonymous January 21, 2018 7:47 PM  

"You do not know anything about weight/women's bodies....A better, more appropriate fix would be a loss of approximately 25lbs"

Hunter weighs 238 lbs, and from her looks, more than 30% body fat. She would need to lose at least 50 lbs.

Blogger tublecane January 22, 2018 1:28 AM  

"She would need to lose st least 50 lbs."

Yes. Anyone in doubt about her should check out a variety of pictures, not just the probably heavily manipulated one poster above.

This is not a chubby girl, nor a girl of average overweightedness. This girl is fat-fat. I mean obese.

Anonymous Wallace LeMay '68 January 22, 2018 6:48 PM  

4/10 plate for tittyslam only

Blogger dvdivx January 22, 2018 9:26 PM  

They should come out with the Swimsuit:the Jailbait Edition then compare sales. More likely to hit higher ethnic sales as well. Only fat unwanted dykes care about this and they don't by the magazine anyways.

That's also my test for how converged a search engine is is to search for jailbait. Dogpile is the worst.

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