Nyad was "disheartened" by FHM’s offering but wrote the September issue of Playboy features "12 elegant, full-page photographs of female Olympians who are decidedly more athletic than they are sexy. Or, rather, they are both athletic and sexy –- the new sexy."
I wonder if this comment from Beard in the FHM piece had something to do with Nyad’s sentiments: "I wear a two-piece a lot to train in, and I wedge it right up my butt. We swim like we’re Brazilian swimmers: We have it up our asses."
Stanley Crouch of the NEW YORK DAILY NEWS also pens a piece on the Olympic posers with the headline: "Porn A Leap Backward For Olympic Women."
Crouch: "The whorishness that now passes itself off as female liberation is one of the most unexpected aspects of culture in our time."