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02/17/2009 01:59 AM ID: 77074 Permalink   

Swimsuit Model Featured on Southwest Plane


Southwest Airlines and Sports Illustrated collaborated together and unveiled their project at LaGuardia Airport: a 737 plane sporting a decal of a swimsuit model. Those boarding the 737 will get an eyeful of Israel model Bar Refaeli in a tiny bikini.

The design drew mixed reactions from passengers. One felt the design was fun and didn't mind it while another said it was shocking and went too far. The Dallas Feminist group said the image on the plane encourages women to be seen as sexual objects.

Southwest Airlines spokesperson Beth Harbin said SWA wasn't "afraid to be different, not afraid to be edgy, not afraid to be fun." yet in 2007, Southwest Airlines removed passenger Kyla Ebbert for wearing clothing they deemed to be "too skimpy."

    WebReporter: vash_the_stampede Show Calling Card      
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  To be fair, this is what Ebberts was wearing..  
..when they kicked her off the plane:

Maybe they were afraid of the competition?

LOL only kidding, this is what she was really wearing when they removed her from the plane:

To sport the swimsuit model on the side of one of their planes while removing Ebberts and threatening to remove other passengers for their 'skimpy' attire is blatant hypocrisy.
  by: vash_the_stampede     02/17/2009 02:08 AM     
  Well... sex sells folks  
It's funny to me that feminists bark about women being seen as sexual objects. Do they not understand that there are some women who ENJOY that? They are called open minded, by the way. They are characterised by their lack of prudish behavior or hatred of men. Feminists, on the other hand, can be easily identified by their obvious penis envy.

@vash: Agreed. To eject Kyla Ebbert and then use this sort of ad is quite hypocritical. Although, IMO, she is a hell of a lot hotter than the side of that plane. ;)

  by: bbeljefe     02/17/2009 03:18 AM     
And you can always identify guys who dislike feminists by their (a) mommy issues and (b) notable lack of success with women.
  by: gryphon50a   02/17/2009 03:21 AM     
  uh, ok gryphon  
Everyone is entitled to their opinion here.

  by: bbeljefe     02/17/2009 03:53 AM     
your post proves who unequitable feminists are. you have to say 'dislike feminists' because there is no term Masculinist, because no one tries to defend mens rights, there are no mens groups saying David Beckham's latest ad is telling Young Boys to be Sex objects.

Feminists are one of the Core groups of Politically Correct do-gooders responsible for the wussification of society and the underminement of personal freedoms. so my dislike has nothing to do with gender it is the mere fact that as a group they force us to be wusses so I dislike them just like I dislike anti-drug and road safty groups.
  by: veya_victaous     02/17/2009 05:25 AM     
I just want to point out not all feminists are crazy man haters!
I consider myself as a feminist, I care about women gaining true equality. That however does not influence how I dress, nor does it encourage me to judge women who choose professions where they take their clothes off.
In the name of equality how about they put a young Johnny Depp in his underwear on the other side?
  by: Convivial   02/17/2009 01:55 PM     
And you can always identify feminists by their (a) daddy issues and (b) notable lack of success with men.
  by: Svengali   02/17/2009 03:07 PM     
How about the bigger issue here...they spent HOW much money to paint tits on a plane? Doesnt that seem a little excessive? Dont get me wrong i like boobies as much as the next person but this seems like a waste of $$$$
  by: misscinna   02/17/2009 09:43 PM     
  Hopefully this plane...  
Isn't scheduled for the NYC > Riyadh route!
  by: japh   02/17/2009 10:40 PM     
  we can agree  
that this is objectification of women. yeah, yeah, that's nothing new in our culture. the reason it bothers me is because there would be a huge uproar if there were a scantily clad man painted on a plane.

equality? you might like to think so.
  by: midgica   02/17/2009 11:39 PM     
"the reason it bothers me is because there would be a huge uproar if there were a scantily clad man painted on a plane."

Not from open minded people.

  by: bbeljefe     02/18/2009 04:20 AM     
  Hell yeah  
I'd get in that! Or maybe I'd ride that!
  by: Torturor   02/18/2009 08:36 AM     
  fair enough, bb  
unfortunately, not everyone is open-minded.

my point is that the reception would be different, and significantly less positive.
  by: midgica   02/18/2009 08:51 AM     

Hey if you want to use your rights to associate with a completely demoralizing political activist group whose sole agenda is to hate on another group, then be my guest. There are those of us who believe that sort of thinking is destructive. But hey, if you want to use your rights to not care, be my guest. But most Feminists I know are really just evil.
  by: blac   02/18/2009 12:54 PM     
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