The depiction of scantily clad females accentuates and promotes indulgence in sexual fantasy and skin-deep beauty to the exclusion of more sublime expressions of a woman's body and psyche. As such it is mere subservience to the prurient mind and another example of the gross exploitation of women.
Please continue to enlighten us and to ennoble our youth with the high level of, articles and illustrations that befit sports journalism.
PETER G. RIZOS
Do you really think that the swimsuit issue, though somewhat charming, will lessen my love for Katarina Witt (Behold The Shining Star Of The G.D.R., Jan. 20)? No way! Katarina would look great in a pair of sweats and three winter coats!
Will you people never learn? Women read your magazine, too, and we deserve a little consideration in your swimsuit issue. You don't have to go far to find gorgeous guys, either.
There's Joe Montana, Jim McMahon, Dwight Clark, Doug Cosbie, Craig James, Howie Long, Walter Payton, Gary Fencik....
Come on, you male chauvinists, let's bring SPORTS ILLUSTRATED into the '80s! (But please, no Refrigerator.)
I just received your 1986 swimsuit issue and I would like to know what kind of film and camera Brian Lanker used to produce those great pictures.
? Lanker used both Kodachrome and Fujichrome in Nikon and, in some cases, Hasselblad cameras.—ED.
Although we enjoyed your annual swimsuit issue immensely, we do realize that it is not for everyone. In anticipation of demands for equal time, we are offering a solution to your dilemma. Enclosed is a snapshot of nine members of our men's varsity water polo team.
P.S. Sorry it isn't Bora Bora, but Providence will have to do.