Barbie Appears On Cover Of ‘Sports Illustrated’ Swimsuit Issue

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 50•07 Feb 19, 2014

Sports Illustrated celebrated the 50th anniversary of its popular swimsuit issue by featuring Barbie in a one-piece, inciting backlash from critics arguing that the cover promotes the objectification and sexualization of women. What do you think?

  • “This is horrible. Putting Barbie in a swimsuit completely undermines her standing as a feminist icon.”

    Angela Ward –
    Systems Analyst

  • “Ooh, now I can get my Bryce Harper cover issue and make them kiss!”

    Gordon Scouler –
    Lead Product Tester

  • “It’s time we stop viewing dolls as mere objects and start realizing they’re incredible, living creatures with minds of their own.”

    Colin Fisher –
    Crop Grower