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  Greetings readers. It’s been a few days and yes I know I need to finish the story. Shar’s anniversary was Monday and she was not only trying to finish a book for Rawiya but release brother Michael Mandrake’s new book on the same day. Busy woman!  Shar loves that we muses driver her nuts which we do. *snicker* So, today's post is about something Shar and me heard on the radio. Since Shar is a big sports fan; she listens to sports in the car while driving for her EDJ. Monday and Tuesday’s topics were about the latest swimsuit issue for Sports Illustrated and a columnists' view on how these ladies on the cover weren't a true representation of women. Rick Telander, a columnist for the Sun Times and a male I might add, had a beef with the cover. Here is a link to his article. In this small blurb he argued that SI should’ve picked women with 'better derrieres' and that it was an 'insult to show women with scrawny butts.' He called them anorexic, 2 career dieters, etc. *laughs* that may or may not be true but the ladies are attractive. In contrast, one of the hosts from the radio show called out Telander wondering why he had such a problem with it. He stated he loved the issue and that he liked seeing women whose jobs are models and how they look like cartoons. He also argued if young girls have issues with seeing this magazine then the parents have even bigger problems. Not all the time do I side with this host’s opinions but in this case I have to agree. We as people need to encourage our little girls to be proud of who they are whether they’re skinny or with junk in the trunk.  It’s not SI’s job to be conscious of what our young women’s body image is, that falls on us as parents. There’s always been a debate over women and how magazines feature them on the cover. Often, critics have argued that the

  Greetings readers. It’s been a few days and yes I know I need to finish the story. Shar’s anniversary was Monday and she was not only trying to finish a book for Rawiya but release brother Michael Mandrake’s new book on the same day. Busy woman!  Shar loves that we muses driver her nuts which we do. *snicker* So, today's post is about something Shar and me heard on the radio. Since Shar is a big sports fan; she listens to sports in the car while driving for her EDJ. Monday and Tuesday’s topics were about the latest swimsuit issue for Sports Illustrated and a columnists' view on how these ladies on the cover weren't a true representation of women. Rick Telander, a columnist for the Sun Times and a male I might add, had a beef with the cover. Here is a link to his article. In this small blurb he argued that SI should’ve picked women with 'better derrieres' and that it was an 'insult to show women with scrawny butts.' He called them anorexic, 2 career dieters, etc. *laughs* that may or may not be true but the ladies are attractive. In contrast, one of the hosts from the radio show called out Telander wondering why he had such a problem with it. He stated he loved the issue and that he liked seeing women whose jobs are models and how they look like cartoons. He also argued if young girls have issues with seeing this magazine then the parents have even bigger problems. Not all the time do I side with this host’s opinions but in this case I have to agree. We as people need to encourage our little girls to be proud of who they are whether they’re skinny or with junk in the trunk.  It’s not SI’s job to be conscious of what our young women’s body image is, that falls on us as parents. There’s always been a debate over women and how magazines feature them on the cover. Often, critics have argued that the

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