In a recent Sports Illustarted article, Kate Upton shows off her body in a bikini bottom and a winter coat.
But, as said on the website Women, Action and the Media.org, the artic photoshoot was actually shot in Antartica. She began to experience hypothermia as a result of her clothing and the temperature conditions, but she still went through with the shoot.
Sounds crazy right?
This is just another example of how women are portrayed as just perfect props, and not real people. The message that this magazine sends to women and girls is: this is how your body should look, and you should act. Kate Upton shows off her breats, has a flawless face, and is portrayed as a bombshell, which is what most women think they should be.
Kates health became at risk, whch would be probable cause to stop the shoot, but it wasn't enough.
I think women are still not as important in the media industry as men, they are there simply as "dolls" to make the product that is being sold look better, which sends a very negative mind set and body image to young girls and women.