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Taking "Prude" to a New Level (Read 236 times)

    A tennis star who posed nude for ESPN The Magazine's body issue has been dropped by a Catholic youth group in her native Poland.  I have seen the ESPN pics and none of them are explicit.  All celebrate athletic bodies.

     

    Tennis Star Dropped

    Short term goal: 17:59 5K

    Mid term goal:  2:54:59 marathon

    Long term goal: To say I've been a runner half my life.  (I started running at age 45).

    happylily


      By acting in such a way, the Catholic Church as a whole is only hurting itself. They are losing people in the Western world. Time for them to adapt to a new society. There is nothing pervert about the human body, fat or thin, healthy or not. Nakedness is not necessarily about sexuality. I don't much like prudes. It's false humility in my opinion.

      PRs: Boston Marathon, 3:27, April 15th 2013

              Cornwall Half-Marathon, 1:35, April 27th 2013

      4 years racing, 16 marathons, 16 BQs     

        Beating a dead horse.
        LRB


        Dreamer

          I always get a kick out of the comments that follow the story, like this one:

           

          "Haha, maybe they had a problem with her holding 2 balls..."

          Know thyself

          FSocks


          Gramps

            Beating a dead horse


            just a simple cat

              By acting in such a way, the Catholic Church as a whole is only hurting itself. They are losing people in the Western world. Time for them to adapt to a new society. There is nothing pervert about the human body, fat or thin, healthy or not. Nakedness is not necessarily about sexuality. I don't much like prudes. It's false humility in my opinion.

               

              One Catholic youth group in Poland isn't the Catholic Church as a whole.

               

              Lots of statues at the Vatican are completely nude!  Surprised

               

              Running is stupid

              scottydawg


              Barking Mad To Run

                 

                One Catholic youth group in Poland isn't the Catholic Church as a whole.

                 

                Lots of statues at the Vatican are completely nudeSurprised

                 

                Better the statues than the Pope, thank goodness....

                "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." Theodore Roosevelt

                happylily


                   

                  One Catholic youth group in Poland isn't the Catholic Church as a whole.

                   

                  Lots of statues at the Vatican are completely nude!  Surprised

                   

                  Maybe so. But I highly doubt that many Catholic groups, here or in Europe, would approve anyway... I could be wrong, I haven't been to church in many years...

                  PRs: Boston Marathon, 3:27, April 15th 2013

                          Cornwall Half-Marathon, 1:35, April 27th 2013

                  4 years racing, 16 marathons, 16 BQs     

                  happylily


                    Plus, I wonder if they would have dropped a Polish male athlete for the same "offence"...

                    PRs: Boston Marathon, 3:27, April 15th 2013

                            Cornwall Half-Marathon, 1:35, April 27th 2013

                    4 years racing, 16 marathons, 16 BQs     

                    FreeSoul87


                    Runs4Sanity

                      Such prudes, and yes the comments are a bit hilarious. And yes Lily it is double standard, you don't hear them complaining about the men in the mag but they're all over the women who are tastefully posed. The human body is a magnificent machine, and nothing shows that better than athletes - professional or not.

                      *Do It For Yourself, Do It Because They Said It Was Impossible, Do It Because They Said You Were Incapable*

                      PRs

                      5k - 24:40 (7:57 min/mile pace) 

                      10k - 54:39 (8:48 min/mile pace)

                      15k -1:23:31 (8:59 min/mile pace)

                      13.1 - 1:56:38 (8:54 min/mile pace)  New PR as of 10/04/2014 - 1:53:12 (8:39 min/mile pace)

                      26.2 - (Debut) - 4:48:10 --- Redemption Will be on November 7, 2015

                       

                      FSocks


                      Gramps

                        Actually the women are getting the better "deal" as they can gawk at the male nudies while us men have to endure the sausage fest.

                         

                        Such a double standard against men.

                        Running is dumb. 

                        happylily


                          Actually the women are getting the better "deal" as they can gawk at the male nudies while us men have to endure the sausage fest.

                           

                          Such a double standard against men.

                           

                          As if there were no female nudity on TV and other medium. :-) Of course, the depraved females will end up in hell, while the men who gawk will be sitting in heaven...

                          PRs: Boston Marathon, 3:27, April 15th 2013

                                  Cornwall Half-Marathon, 1:35, April 27th 2013

                          4 years racing, 16 marathons, 16 BQs     

                            To me this thread could have been titled of "In the least surprising news of the day".

                            Dave

                            happylily


                              To me this thread could have been titled of "In the least surprising news of the day".

                               

                              +1

                               

                              Not sure why I even commented...

                              PRs: Boston Marathon, 3:27, April 15th 2013

                                      Cornwall Half-Marathon, 1:35, April 27th 2013

                              4 years racing, 16 marathons, 16 BQs     


                              Will run for scenery.

                                Maybe if she squeezed harder on those balls she could get picked up by a Polish feminist group.

                                 

                                I always get a kick out of the comments that follow the story, like this one:

                                 

                                "Haha, maybe they had a problem with her holding 2 balls..."

                                Stupid feet!

                                Stupid elbow!

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