July 17, 2013

Appearing in ESPN body issue = Satan

Good old Poland: always behind the curve. Apparently this extends to its Catholics, too. A "Bleacher Report" article reports that the Catholic hierarchy in Poland was none too pleased when one of its Catholic "spokespersons" appeared nude in the ESPN Body Issue.
After appearing in a photo spread for the “Body Issue,” Polish tennis star Agnieszka Radwanska has been dropped as spokesperson by a Catholic group in her home country. 
Huffy bunch, these Polish Catholics. And always afraid of the bodies. Strange, that. I loved this part of the article:
"Personally I am very sorry that someone declaring herself to be on the side of Jesus has at the same time played up to the mentality of those who treat people as just a thing to be looked at," Father Marek Dziewiecki said in the group’s official statement. 

Others have taken to Twitter to stand up for Radwanska, including Ryszard Czarnecki, a conservative Polish politician and member of the European Parliament.

"[She is] a pretty girl—slim and efficient," Czarnecki wrote. "And you, are you jealous?"
As far as I'm concerned, he hit the nail on the head. Sexual oppression -- and that's what this is -- almost always has its roots in an unsatisfactory sex life and the perception that one is not sexy. They're jealous. But...isn't that supposed to be a sin?

1 comment:

Artichoke Annie said...

"Let he who is without sin cast the first stone" - I have seen more of the human body exposed in Renaissance religious art than the tastefully done poses of Radwanska.