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2016 Pirelli calendar.

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Link to NY Times report


I saw this article on the 2016 Pirelli calendar. It's normally a nudey calendar sent out to a select few, but this year they have changed their attitude.

The photos this year are of (mostly fully clothed) business women of various ages, sports women etc. Some pictures have nudity, but more in a celebration of women's bodies rather than sexual objectification, in my opinion anyway.

I was pleasantly suprised by it and thought I'd share to get some opinions from you on this board.

(Please don't eat me, I never post here before and I'm sorry if I made mistakes in my assessment of the calendar).

Caprinihahahaha Tue 01-Dec-15 13:29:08

I think the picture of Serena Williams is fucking amazing.

Isn't it? I gasped when I saw it amd thought 'wow! What a godess'.

Caprinihahahaha Tue 01-Dec-15 13:37:16

My DD is a good swimmer and is getting big shoulders I showed her and was pleased that she said 'wow, she looks amazing'
She likes feeling strong but is already seeing that people view 'not slim' as negative.

Caprinihahahaha Tue 01-Dec-15 13:38:10

It will be interesting to see if it sells.

OneMoreCasualty Tue 01-Dec-15 13:43:38

Good stuff.

Hamsolo Tue 01-Dec-15 13:45:16

I love that picture of Serena Williams too. She looks so strong.

Caprinihahahaha Tue 01-Dec-15 13:47:39

I'm being dippy - they give it away don't they.

magimedi Tue 01-Dec-15 13:52:50

Love that calendar - full of women who are proud of their bodies, whatever shape they are.

Serena Williams looked amazing.

catskate Tue 01-Dec-15 13:58:54

Love Serena Williams, she looks fantasticin this picture as always. Goddess is totally the right word, it came right into my head as well!!

Wolpertinger Tue 01-Dec-15 14:01:56

It doesn't sell, never has. It's given out to chosen Pirelli vendors.

I loved the Serena and Amy Schumer pics. Was a bit hmm at 2 of the women being connected to George Lucas the year Star Wars comes out though.

Caprinihahahaha Tue 01-Dec-15 14:05:14

Yeah I know. I'd already corrected that.

OneFlewOverTheDodosNest Tue 01-Dec-15 14:15:09

I like the calendar, but I found this quote in the article rather... amusing.

Ms. Zimmerman said: "Women have a disproportionately loud voice compared to their male counterparts."

Annie Leibowitz rocks. That is all.

onahorsewithnoname Wed 02-Dec-15 14:06:37

did Ms Zimmerman define women?

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Wed 02-Dec-15 14:27:29

Wow. Yes, I'd say that is a pretty huge shift for Pirelli!

What would be even better would be if the garages etc. it's sent to actually display it. As opposed to throwing it away & getting one of Page 3 "girls" or similar.

PassiveAgressiveQueen Wed 02-Dec-15 15:04:45

That is what i was thinking santa

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