XO Jane - February 2016

xoJane Swimsuit Edition: Featuring Nearly Naked Male Models for a Change
At xoJane, we’re always interested in asking questions about the cultural forces that affect women’s lives, both in the sense of how women are perceived, as well as how women perceive themselves, and it’s tough to overestimate the influence of SI’s swimsuit issue as shaping what counts as beautiful and sexy for women. And given the xoHistory of offering alternatives — such as when we did our own “beach bodies” photoshoot (remember that?) — we thought, “Hey, what if we reproduced the typical Swimsuit Issue photo shoot, only with men?”