By on November 30, 2015

Pirelli Tire Ladies

Playboy and the Pirelli Calendar had one thing in common (nudity), and as of the 2016 edition of the calendar, they still do (no nudity).

According to Bloomberg, the 2016 Pirelli Calendar has gone in a different direction for 2016, discarding its traditional theme of nude models and actresses for one focusing on 13 women who’ve made a huge impact on society and culture around them.

Shot by photographer Annie Liebovitz (who also has the 2000 calendar on her résumé), the subjects gracing the new year’s edition include musician/poet Patti Smith, tennis phenom Serena Williams, and commedienne Amy Schumer, the latter two posing topless while obscuring their breasts.

Lebowitz says she wanted the photos she shot for the calendar to show her subjects “exactly as they are, with no pretense,” adding the 2000 calendar — her first time shooting nude photos — was a more simple task compared to the 2016 calendar.

The Pirelli Calendar, available to the tire company’s VIP customers and celebrities, has been issued annually by the company’s U.K. subsidiary between 1964 and 1974, and since 1984.

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103 Comments on “2016 Pirelli Calendar Discards Nudity For New Theme...”


  • avatar
    NoGoYo

    I need some old Pirelli calendars for…research.

  • avatar
    mikedt

    This is going to be a huge seller.

  • avatar
    28-Cars-Later

    Wow, the feminization of society continues.

    FUN FACT: “An automobile enthusiast, in 2011 Lebowitz owned and drove a vintage pearl-gray 1979 Checker Marathon, which she kept in the East Village in Manhattan”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fran_Lebowitz

    • 0 avatar
      Drzhivago138

      /r/theredpill is leaking.

      • 0 avatar
        28-Cars-Later

        Indeed. Might want to wake up brother, or at least get up long enough to relieve yourself.

        • 0 avatar
          brenschluss

          Oh, please. You have to be pretty insecure about your social potency to be concerned about or threatened by the “feminization of society.”

          I just looked at r/redpill for the first time, though I’ve heard of it before. Confirmed my assumption that it’s a sad place for sad people. If one feels disenfranchised or as though they lack empowerment because they’re a man, that’s pathetic.

          • 0 avatar
            28-Cars-Later

            You really need to start paying attention. No matter what a bunch of low brow 90 IQs have to whine about it doesn’t interest me. What does interest me is the common pattern they display, which is an observation of the decline of postwar society. No matter how many one pump chumps opine the name of the game isn’t womanizing, it is SUBVERSION. Subversion of everything it means to be a free American. Subversion of everything it means to truly plot your own course and try to be a good man, husband, and father. Try doing all three of those things today, as we say in engineering: pick two. This is NOT how things are supposed to be. Start looking at demographic and economic charts and really ask yourself, is this normal? This what 30% of my annual income is stolen to leverage? What about my future and the future of my family? The future of the nation… do we have one?

            Destroy the women -> Destroy the family -> Destroy the nation. Four decades and right on schedule.

            Andropov would be proud.

          • 0 avatar
            Drzhivago138

            Harping about the decline of society has been a thing since at least 420 BC. What empirical evidence exists for your claims?

          • 0 avatar
            RobertRyan

            @28 Cars I agree totally. Outside of the absurdity of a Playboy and now the Pirelli Calender with no nude women. What other freedoms are being lost? I talked to someone who used to live the old DDR. He said various restrictions were imposed on expression ” as it might offend, other workers and the objectives of the socialist state”

          • 0 avatar
            bball40dtw

            Don’t you guys have the internets? I hear that there is a lot of naked womens there.

          • 0 avatar
            28-Cars-Later

            To properly argue the point it would take a fair amount of time to gather data, review it, and write a complete retort. However some tidbits:

            Citing BLS data, wages have been stagnant since 1964 in real dollars:

            http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/10/09/for-most-workers-real-wages-have-barely-budged-for-decades/

            There is a direct correlation between CDC birth data and welfare statics between 1970 and about 1995, however caseload dropped off afterward while births continued to grow. However if you factor in the chart in the third link, we see Census cited data from 1990 to present which shows the immigrant population doubling in the twenty year period 1990-2010. I would wager a fair percentage of the continued births until about 2008 were the children of these immigrants.

            http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr64/nvsr64_01.pdf (page 3)

            http://www.familyfacts.org/charts/305/welfare-caseloads-have-declined-since-the-1996-welfare-reform

            http://www.nationalaffairs.com/imgLib/20120923_Cannato1_webchartLARGE.jpg

            “In 1990, George H. W. Bush signed the Immigration Act of 1990,[33] which increased legal immigration to the United States by 40%.”

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immigration_to_the_United_States

            Projections to 2065 suggest for every American born in the country produced from the current population, seven more will be added through legal and illegal immigration. Even if these projections are significantly off as time goes on, even a 3:1 ratio is staggering.

            http://www.sessions.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/news-releases?ID=6BC9DFFF-A1FB-48B6-8CA2-A09BBF8124EA

            Tell me you think this is normal. Tell me 30% of your income is worth this. Tell me you think your children have a bright future. Tell me if you think all of the Americans who died in all of the wars would be proud they died for this.

          • 0 avatar
            bball40dtw

            28-

            What this have to do with bewbs?

          • 0 avatar
            28-Cars-Later

            Lol you’re right Bball I got off track to what is really important.

          • 0 avatar
            brenschluss

            I’m not sure what you want me to take away from all that.

            If it’s just that our society is changing or screwed because wealthy, comfortable people are outf*cked by their opposites, that’s reasonable, but obvious, and as long as there’s still such a thing as a nice part of town in The Future, I’m going to work to be there. Thus far I’ve gotten by on merits and without needing to be unscrupulous, and being a man has not impeded this in any way.

            Society isn’t going to help anyone be a man, that’s the sole responsibility of the man himself. The world is not obliged to help you, because you should have everything you need as a man in this culture to achieve whatever you’re capable of and be happy with it. If anyone can’t figure it out, there are plenty who can, who are happy to reap the benefits of picking up the slack.

          • 0 avatar
            28-Cars-Later

            @RobertRyan

            This is essentially what’s happening to this nation. I’m glad someone else can put the pieces together.

            “and as long as there’s still such a thing as a nice part of town in The Future, I’m going to work to be there. ”

            Why can there only be a “nice” part of town and why do I have to “work” to get there? Why can’t the whole town be relatively “nice”? There’s always been rich and poor and its not gonna change. But now you set your expectations for well the town/state/country is a third world sh*thole but I will work to be in the 10% of it that isn’t? You really don’t see anything wrong with this logic? I certainly do as you’ve already surrendered.

          • 0 avatar
            brenschluss

            You’re in a position to make your own luck, dude. If you’re a straight white guy living in America, it’s pretty much up to you whether you want to be oppressed or not, and if you are, it’s probably no one else’s fault.

            Comparing the USA to East Germany is inane, but I’m not surprised considering the source. “What other freedoms are being lost?” I don’t know, you tell me, because things are pretty hunky-dory from where I sit, all things considered. I’d love to know what I’m missing.

            “Why can’t the whole town be relatively ‘nice’?”

            Well, because some people simply can’t have nice things without ruining them.

            I still can’t figure out what you want. You made it smell a little like communism in that last paragraph but I assume that’s not it. Do you want everyone to be reasonable and balanced and not turn whatever they touch into s#it? I’ll bet you that’s not going to happen, and all I see in the future are shrinking oases of peace that will be increasingly difficult and expensive to enter. I will work as hard as I can to make that cut, and if I don’t, as long as I’ve lost fair-and-square on my aforementioned merits, then it is what it is, and I’m in the miasma.

            It’s almost 2016, and if you can’t write machine code *and* lay brick, I’m here to take everything you’ve got.

          • 0 avatar
            28-Cars-Later

            I think its funny he brought up East Germany. I subscribe to a concept called the Golitsyn Thesis which asserts beginning in the late 1950s Soviet long term planners determined they could not win a nuclear war and hatched a scheme whereby they would force a concept called East-West Convergence on the West in order to win through subversion. The idea is the 1980s collapse was at least in part planned an orchestrated by the KGB and over the course of decades before and since Soviet/Marxist ideas would be implanted and made popular in the West (of which feminism stems from) . The concept was first proposed to the West in a book, New Lies for Old, by Golitsyn a KGB Major who defected in 1961 and claimed to have taken part in this planning operation starting in 1958. He accurately predicted the fall of the Berlin Wall, Reunification of Germany, and as he called it “liberalization” of the Soviet Union under a leader like Gorbachev (although he does not name Gorby directly). Not everything in the book was accurate and it is a heavy read, but to predict this in 1979 and be right in roughly ten years is astonishing. Their backup plan to this was to develop a viable first strike nuclear strategy which they were actually doing when it all supposedly came down. The Tu-160 (NATO: Blackjack) for example has a range of 12,000KM and carries six KH-55SM nuclear cruise missiles which have a maximum range of 3000KM (1864 miles) with a speed of mach 0.48-0.77 (about 500mph max). Parked in international airspace, a fleet of these with Tu-95s (NATO: Bear) could light up targets pretty quickly and with a long range inside CONUS but naturally invite a response. Think even faster cruise missiles and your travel times continue to go down which would have eventually been developed. The Red Air Force may have even faster missiles today and they are merely using up 80s surplus against ISIS. Aside from the logistics of delivering a cruise missile first strike the Soviets had two more military obstacles they could not overcome: US Navy’s ballistic missile deterrent and the fact the military leadership believed Star Wars was real.

            The funny thing is if you look at the nation today, how far are we from being something akin to the Soviet Union? People often want to compare firepower and military spending and its not quite the same, but in terms of socialism in 2010 58% of the Federal was allocated to some form of socialism (SS/Medicare/Medicaid/SSDI/VA Administration/HUD/TANF/SNAP etc) and 19.3% IIRC to Defense. Federal employees are some of the highest paid and receive some of the best benefits in the nation. In my view the so called political parties are different sides of the same coin, maybe not always, but definitely today. Even if I am wrong on the last point, this kind of spending isn’t tenable and when I start looking at projections like the ones Session’s office posted about a 1:7 ratio of today’s citizen’s descendants vs legal and illegal immigrants by 2065, I see East-West convergence has indeed succeeded by destroying from within. Not much any man can do except be aware, take care of himself, and watch the slow motion train wreck which I think is sort of your point – and if it is I do agree. Watch and plan accordingly.

            http://fas.org/nuke/guide/russia/bomber/as-15.htm

            This is long and I haven’t read it all but it talks about Soviet views on “Star Wars”. If you subscribe to Golitsyn its moot.

            http://russianforces.org/podvig/2013/03/did_star_wars_help_end_the_col.shtml

            “The Soviet strategists are counting on an economic depression in the United States and intend to introduce their reformed model of socialism with a human face as an alternative to the American system during the depression. All these points must be publicly revealed” from the Golitysn followup book THE PERESTROIKA DECEPTION (1995) pp 46.

        • 0 avatar
          Drzhivago138

          …?

        • 0 avatar
          WhiskeyRiver

          Just another indicator of the End of Time.

          Dr. Peter Venkman: This city is headed for a disaster of biblical proportions.

          Mayor: What do you mean, “biblical”?

          Dr Ray Stantz: What he means is Old Testament, Mr. Mayor, real wrath of God type stuff.

          Dr. Peter Venkman: Exactly.

          Dr Ray Stantz: Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling!

          Dr. Egon Spengler: Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes…

          Winston Zeddemore: The dead rising from the grave!

          Dr. Peter Venkman: Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria!

          Mayor: All right, all right! I get the point!

          WhiskeyRiver: No, Mr. Mayor, you don’t. And the whole thing begins with this final call to doom – Playboy and Pirelli calendars with NO NUDES. We’ve had it now.

          Oh – Thanks to BBC for running the Ghostbuster movies yesterday while absolutely nothing else was on.

          • 0 avatar
            28-Cars-Later

            I love that scene.

          • 0 avatar
            thornmark

            >>Dr Ray Stantz: Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling!<<

            Speaking of Mayors(ex):

            "Because in every one of their towns and villages and states and counties, they now have floods where they had droughts, they have droughts where they had floods, they have storms, they have tornadoes." -Michael Bloomberg on CNN 11/28/2015

            And he said that while calling other people crazy.

    • 0 avatar
      RideHeight

      Annie Leibovitz

    • 0 avatar
      dantes_inferno

      @brenschluss: Society isn’t going to help anyone be a man, that’s the sole responsibility of the man himself. The world is not obliged to help you, because you should have everything you need as a man in this culture to achieve whatever you’re capable of and be happy with it. If anyone can’t figure it out, there are plenty who can, who are happy to reap the benefits of picking up the slack.

      brenschluss – If we were face-to-face, I would shake your hand and buy you a drink. Well done, sir! Those are the thoughts my parents (who immigrated to this country decades ago with nothing but the clothes on their back and a strong work ethic) conveyed to my siblings and me since childhood as part of the many lessons they taught us in dealing with adversity – and it has served us very well to this day. My parents’ main philosophy is this: “Nobody owes you jack – you’ve got to go out, work hard and earn it.”

      This entitlement mindset these days is a foreign concept to me.

  • avatar
    gasser

    Another nail in the coffin of the independent repair shop.

  • avatar
    thrashette

    Good. And I don’t say that as just a feminist. Images of sexy girls being sexy are a dime a dozen. I’m not sure who would purchase this besides a feminist or someone who just appreciates natural, strong, candid women, but kudos for trying something different.

  • avatar
    MrGreenMan

    What was it they said during the Clinton years? An Italian prime minister who DIDN’T chase the interns would be removed from office?

    I guess Pirelli just wants to dump something charmingly Italian as well as something that was part of their hard racing brand image.

    The photo floating around of Amy Schumer is like Soviet art – it tries to be revolting. Somebody with her body can look good in the right clothing, but they conceived that photo start to finish to make her female form look revolting. The Statue of Liberty and the Mona Lisa wouldn’t be the same naked, either.

    Glad I buy Michelins, and thanks to the accountability buddy at the Discount Tire who intervened and told me when I was once tempted to stray – why would you buy those? – when I almost purchased Pirelli’s. They cannot take the Michelin Man away from me.

    • 0 avatar
      28-Cars-Later

      Bunga Bunga, FTW.

    • 0 avatar
      CJinSD

      I was horrified at the idea of a partially dressed Amy Schumer, but my imagination didn’t prepare me for the reality. I almost threw up in my mouth and then burst out laughing. I thought Serena Williams was going to be the worst thing I saw today, and I was convinced that was Venus until checking the caption. Pirelli scored an own-goal with this one. How many SJW lunatics buy premium performance tires?

    • 0 avatar
      RideHeight

      Any adult male under 80 who doesn’t want to dive on Schumer is a faggola.

      • 0 avatar
        Jack Baruth

        Well then put me in a dress and call me Mary.

      • 0 avatar
        28-Cars-Later

        In all seriousness I have never heard of this Schumer woman until today. After reviewing the Wiki, I am left to conclude a big bunch of nothing ’tis she. Just goes to show how shallow the attempt at “influential women” is if she’s being included. Serena Williams is an accomplished tennis star with multiple championships and she is being equated with:

        “Aside from Mrs. Gund (March), who was photographed with her college-age granddaughter; Ms. Hobson (June); Ms. Lebowitz (May); the calendar stars Yoko Ono (October); Ava DuVernay, the “Selma” director (July); Shirin Neshat, the Iranian artist (September); Kathleen Kennedy, the producer of “Lincoln” (February); Patti Smith (November); and Tavi Gevinson, the millennial media maven and actress (August).”

        Seriously, who the hell are those people? I know Kathleen Kennedy is an accomplished movie producer, but an Iranian artist? Obscure documentary director? Media mavin? Yoko Ono? Really???

        RH you can keep her but I see the logic in your desire, it would be quite a coup for you at 145.

        • 0 avatar
          RideHeight

          161… it’s the chondroitin and seafood.

        • 0 avatar
          highdesertcat

          Isn’t Amy’s dad Democrat US Senator Chuck Schumer, from NY?

          • 0 avatar
            28-Cars-Later

            He’s listed as a relative but is not a parent.

            Schumer was born on June 1, 1981 in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York,[2][3] to Sandra (née Jones) and Gordon Schumer, who owned a baby furniture company.

          • 0 avatar
            highdesertcat

            Thanks. Didn’t know that but I’m not a fan. Never watched her work. Don’t know what she does.

            Don’t know what she looks like.

        • 0 avatar
          ExPatBrit

          I am 61 years old and know who Ami Schumer is.

          You sir are kind of “out of touch”, nothing wrong with that.

          However you might want to go outside and check if there are kids on your lawn.

          • 0 avatar
            highdesertcat

            How is it that you came to know who she is?

            Like 28, I also didn’t know who she is and I am very much in touch through the younger generations of my family.

            What is her line of work?

          • 0 avatar
            28-Cars-Later

            I take your ribbing in good nature but there’s just nothing funny about this girl. I watched this quick clip to get a feel for the “comedy”:

            youtube.com/watch?v=4wvxoiNV2iA

            Here’s a play by play of which I found not one thing funny:

            Milf joke (being one)
            Parent joke(s) (Jewish joke?)
            Not wanting to be pregnant joke
            Mild jokes about friends being adults
            People from the South jokes
            Being full of herself
            Amish joke
            Several boyfriend jokes
            Being full of herself again
            Last call joke I truly believe is a representation of her reality.
            Black joke

            -Fin-

            She looks slightly more attractive at 30 than today at 34 1/2, but in my view she’s old, now fat if you saw the calendar pic, has an odd nose (bad surgery?), and probably used up. I can hit any dive bar to see a woman like this, and there’s even a chance I might laugh at dive girl’s humor.

            @hdc

            Apparently she does sketch comedy on Comedy Central and wrote and starred in a Judd Apatow film called “Trainwreck”.

            This was also a gem:

            “Schumer posed nude for a photo by photographer Annie Leibovitz for 2016 edition of the Pirelli Calendar.[56] Schumer tweeted her photo, writing “Beautiful, gross, strong, thin, fat, pretty, ugly, sexy, disgusting, flawless, woman. Thank you.””

            She forgot delusional.

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy_Schumer

          • 0 avatar
            Drzhivago138

            Comedy. Normally I’d put that in quotes, since I don’t care for her shtick at all, but comedy is very much a question of individual tastes.

          • 0 avatar
            28-Cars-Later

            I completely agree Dr Z. I’m not exactly sure who the audience is but I imagine its roughly her age and younger. Since she’s about three months younger than me, I fall in the age demographic and I won’t be tuning in.

          • 0 avatar
            highdesertcat

            Thanks guys. Learned something today. Comedy Central — do get it on Dish, never watched it. Never saw “Trainwreck”. Usually stream movies through Netflix or Amazon Prime, et al.

            Goes to show, “different strokes for different folks.”

          • 0 avatar
            28-Cars-Later

            The only thing on Comedy Central I do enjoy is tosh.0. Its just so random and near insane it makes me laugh.

          • 0 avatar
            DeadWeight

            Amy Schumer is a beastly, hideous, foul-mouthed, quite unfunny, talentless blob of sh!t.

          • 0 avatar
            28-Cars-Later

            DW now this is tough but who has LESS talent, Amy Schumer or certain Cadillac executives?

          • 0 avatar
            CoreyDL

            She’s gross, and has turned “drunk college frat skank” into a career.

        • 0 avatar
          George B

          Yoko Ono hasn’t been relevant for a couple generations. Why not 2014 Grammy winner St. Vincent/Annie Clark instead?
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Vincent_%28musician%29
          She’s cute and talented plus she frequently wears rubber on stage.

          • 0 avatar
            28-Cars-Later

            Good point.

          • 0 avatar
            RobertRyan

            @Deadweight
            That is her good points. Watched here for 5 mins, that was enough

          • 0 avatar
            VoGo

            You guys really need to see the movie Trainwreck.

          • 0 avatar
            28-Cars-Later

            Judd Apatow has a long career in Hollywood and has been involved with several successful mainstream films including “The 40 Year Old Virgin”, “Anchorman”, “Talladega Nights” “Superbad”, and “Knocked Up”. I have no doubt the movie “Trainwreck” is in a similar vein even if Schumer’s acting or writing abilities were to fall short. Here’s the thing though, very little of what Apatow has done was true art and I doubt anything Schumer has or will ever do is art. I will give Apatow props for producing “Larry Sanders” and “Freaks and Geeks” and possibly “Girls” which I have never seen an episode of… but generally he’s cranking out mainstream entertainment not pushing limits. They probably paired Schumer’s work with him because he had so much experience and because he has delivered on so many MSM type entertainment projects in the past no matter the script or actors. Corey nailed it above, Schumer in effect is a used up fat drunken sorority girl trying to be funny or act instead of getting a real job or getting serious about a husband. Dime a dozen.

            http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0031976/

          • 0 avatar
            VoGo

            Wow, 28CL,
            You have such useful opinions on cars, and then this. Can I ask, do have daughters?

          • 0 avatar
            28-Cars-Later

            I do not have any children. If my fiancée had survived, perhaps right now things would be different.

            I think if I had a daughter I would be planning a new place to live as this culture is too toxic for children. I am amazed how different the social environment is for children 1988ish to now (an ex taught ECD at Tender Care). I would also ensure the daughter had professional training on self defense and firearms, although that would be down the line.

        • 0 avatar

          I can tell you who Tavi is! She started out as a fashion blogger based in Chicago in her early teens, then left fashion blogging to create Rookie, a teen online publication invoking 1990s teen magazine Sassy in spirit. Never met her in person, but she seems cool.

          • 0 avatar
            28-Cars-Later

            No fair, you two are probably in the the sisterhood of the traveling pants together.

          • 0 avatar

            If only. :)

            I think her appearance on NPR’s “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me” in 2012 was one of her best outings; haven’t kept up much since, though: http://www.npr.org/2011/10/01/140963969/style-rookie-tavi-gevinson-plays-not-my-job

          • 0 avatar
            Drzhivago138

            It’s a bit odd to find someone younger than me be famous for something more prestigious than pop music. I suppose I’ll have to get used to it more in the coming years.

        • 0 avatar
          carlisimo

          She’s known for work that doesn’t involve being hot. I’m a fan, but I wouldn’t buy this calendar.

      • 0 avatar
        CoreyDL

        She needs to keep her [email protected] shirt on. Or lose about 30 weight XP and put it towards 30 tastefulness/class XP.

  • avatar
    JMII

    My wife (who is a tennis fan) is pretty sure Serena Williams is actually a man.

    • 0 avatar
      CJinSD

      If Serena isn’t a man, Serena is going about it all wrong.

    • 0 avatar
      RideHeight

      Watch The Dirty Dozen, imagine Jim Brown with a wig.

    • 0 avatar
      Truckducken

      Glad to hear there are haters. Less competition for me.

    • 0 avatar
      dal20402

      That is one hell of a strangely shaped man.

      I think she looks fantastic (the best of anyone in the pictures). And that’s even though my usual “type” is opposite her in just about every way you can imagine.

    • 0 avatar
      stuki

      With a booty poor Kaitlyn could only dream of……

      Serena is kind of a rarity. Close to 100% man, but still 100% woman.

      Pirelli has gone full retard with this one. Just following the rest of Retardia down the drain, I guess. One last bout of unconstrained idiocy before the Caliphate takes over. If tire shop guys wanted to watch Serena, they’d tune into a tennis match. And if they suffered from an acute desire to look at washed up old skanks, they’d hit up an old folks home.

      • 0 avatar
        thornmark

        >>Pirelli has gone full retard with this one. <<

        But they have gathered attention to a calendar that no one cared out for ages – even the alleged VIP's.

        Playboy and nudie calendars where a naughty pleasure pre-NET. Since then they have been as relevant as the stagecoach is to transportation.

        Now w/ this calendar the hoi polloi have even less reason to envy the "VIPs" than they used to.

        • 0 avatar
          CJinSD

          The Pirelli Calendar jumped the shark twenty five years ago, assuming it was worthwhile before that. Automobile Magazine ran an article on the Calendar then, and the one being released looked like a National Geographic that had been run over by a car. Plain, asexual women in unflattering poses against monochromatic backgrounds was avant garde at the time, at least according to boring literary types. Today, you need to show revolting women in poses they should avoid while wearing burkas. I suspect scars will feature prominently should they make any more of these pretentious pieces of O***a.

    • 0 avatar
      VolandoBajo

      Perhaps “was” instead of “is”.

      I’m surprised no one has called for a chromosome test. Though probably anyone with standing has had enough pressure put on them to forget about it.

  • avatar
    Patrick M

    There are more sexists on this site that cop-loving racists.

    • 0 avatar
      28-Cars-Later

      Who invented those words?

      “Although it has long since become a household phrase, the origins of the term “sexism” are not widely known. In researching this article, I found that the term is most commonly dated to the 1968 paper “Freedom for Movement Girls – Now”, however there are actually two other known appearances of this word prior to the publication of that article.

      Pauline M. Leet’s “Women and the Undergraduate”

      According to Shapiro (1985) the term was most likely coined on November 18, 1965 during the “Student-Faculty Forum” at Franklin and Marshall College (p. 5). The word appears in Pauline M. Leet’s forum contribution entitled, “Women and the Undergraduate”, where she defines it by comparing it to racism:

      When you argue…that since fewer women write good poetry this justifies their total exclusion, you are taking a position analogous to that of the racist — I might call you in this case a “sexist”… Both the racist and the sexist are acting as if all that has happened had never happened, and both of them are making decisions and coming to conclusions about someone’s value by referring to factors which are in both cases irrelevant. [p. 3]

      [Leet (1965) in Shapiro (p. 6)]”

      https://finallyfeminism101.wordpress.com/2007/10/19/feminism-friday-the-origins-of-the-word-sexism/

      “Slavophilism, the messianism of backwardness, has based its philosophy on the fact that the Russian people and their church are democratic through and through, and the official Russian – is a German bureaucracy imposed upon Peter. Marx remarked on this subject: “For in the same way the Teutonic jackasses blamed the despotism of Frederick II, and so on. D. The French, as though backward slaves were not always in need of civilized slaves to go through the required proficiency.” This brief comment completely finishes off not only the old philosophy of the Slavophiles, but also the latest revelations of “racists.” ”

      Trotsky, The History of the Russian Revolution

      https://www.marxists.org/archive/trotsky/1930/hrr/ch01.htm

    • 0 avatar
      reclusive_in_nature

      They hide under your bed too…

  • avatar
    PrincipalDan

    The heck with you guys.

    I saw the picture of Schumer, Daddy like.

    • 0 avatar
      RideHeight

      Sh..yeah! She’s barely even chubby, but me too.

      • 0 avatar
        28-Cars-Later

        Weird nose and chin, bit of a butter face.

        • 0 avatar
          VolandoBajo

          A two-bagger.

          Why not Sara Silverman?

          She does JAP the right way…

          And for athlete, why not Danica Patrick?

          Oh, yeah, I forgot…mea culpa. There’s my lookism again. We’re all a bunch of lookists here on TTAC…no hope for any of us. Except for a handful of liberal watchdogs, waiting to pounce, no doubt.

          • 0 avatar
            28-Cars-Later

            Danica Patrick would have been another excellent choice instead of several grandmas. Sara Silverman is too obnoxious for my taste, but I’m used to her odd looks, general abrasiveness, and humor which occasionally made me laugh.

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    CGHill

    Tavi Gevinson? Twelve-year-old fashion blogger turned magazine publisher and actress before twenty?

    Color me duly impressed. (And yes, I was reading her when she was 12.)

  • avatar
    George B

    A much better Pirelli Calendar would show attractive non-nude female drivers posing with interesting cars and trucks that show off the Pirelli product line. For example, trucker/model Maya Sieber could pose by either her car or her truck.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwDLNB4sZPQ
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZYbRgybOVU

    The 2016 Pirelli Calendar photos show too much skin to get past the HR department and the women are rather unattractive so what’s the point?

  • avatar
    Chets Jalopy

    Phew! Now all my feminist SJW mechanic buddies have a calendar to hang in their carbon neutral shops. Progress ho!

    • 0 avatar
      RideHeight

      That’s what I don’t get… if these calendars were somehow distributed to the public, half of whom tend to be women, I could understand the appeal and appropriateness given that women are only going to be ever more important customers for car-related consumables.

      But if they’re mainly destined for tire outlets and repair shops it’s like sending them to muslims.

      • 0 avatar
        VoGo

        Is it really all that puzzling to consider that a modern global company trying to grow revenues would want to be associated with strong, amazing women, rather than soft core porn?

      • 0 avatar
        heavy handle

        Pirelli calendars aren’t distributed to the public, they have very limited runs.

        Per wikipedia:

        “The calendar is known for its limited availability, as it is only given as a corporate gift to a restricted number of Pirelli customers and celebrities.”

        You are thinking about your local tire shop’s calendar.

        • 0 avatar
          RideHeight

          Then this appears to socially be a complete non-issue rather than some insidious sortie in the Global War On D1cks.

          Well, it also gives testimony to the kind of deep-pocket clients and publicity Leibovitz can still attract should she wish to bother.

          • 0 avatar
            Chets Jalopy

            Who’s the audience here, given its limited publication? Tire changers, shop managers, regional sales guys, or VPs of Douchebaggery and Enlightenment?

  • avatar
    WhiskeyRiver

    I win! I made the 69th comment and it involved Amy Schumer!

  • avatar
    heavy handle

    I have no issue with the “lack” of nudity in this year’s Pirelli calendar. It’s not the first time they’ve done that.

    The issue is that it’s very US-centric. Most of the women they picked have no cultural relevance outside of the US, and many of them don’t even have cultural relevance in flyover states.

    It’s a Madison Avenue hipster in-joke, which seems a poor way to promote an Italian-Chinese multinational. It’s like that kid at school who was always following last year’s trends, wondering why others didn’t find him cool. “I hired the best photographer (circa 1983) and made it socially relevant, why can’t I hang with the cool kids?”

    • 0 avatar
      VolandoBajo

      @heavyhandle you hit the nail on the head. That sums it up very nicely. Or at least very accurately.

      But then again, truth and niceness are not synonymous. The calendar strives to become a “nice” calendar. You dared to tell the truth about it.

      My conjecture is that the marketing gurus have come up with a theory that women will pressure their SO’s to buy Pirelli, because it allegedly “gets it” by removing the nudity, and purportedly puts talent ahead of looks. Though the evidence is mixed at best.

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    panzerfaust

    I’m okay with clothes on, what I do like to see a girl without are tats, piercings and silicone.


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