How First Burkini in SI Swimsuit Edition is Shaping Gender Debate [incl. Lailatul Fitriyah]
Depictions of Islam in the media are often stereotypical. Is a burkini-clad Muslim model in Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue another case of that, or an opportunity to understand the range of views on gender in the religion?
For decades, the swimsuits in Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue have been receding from view. Ever since Cheryl Tiegs infamously wore a sheer mesh bathing suit in the 1978 edition, models have bared increasingly more skin each year. Sometimes the "bikinis" are merely illusionary body paint on naked bodies.
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