In an article praising Kim Gordon’s feminist credentials and history of helping other feminist musicians, don’t you think that you could have run a photo of her wearing something on the bottom? The photo of her is very flattering, especially considering that you report that she is now 59 years old. But, honestly: how many high-status men in their 50s or 60s are featured wearing only panties in glossy magazines like yours?
p.s. For those of you interested in the politics of size and beauty in women’s lives, don’t miss Haley Morris-Cafiero‘s essay in Salon, “Pictures of People Who Mock Me,” which describes her photo series called “Wait Watchers.” Morris-Cafiero is an Assistant Professor and Head of Photography at the Memphis College of Art.