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kiml122
07-25-2001, 08:59 PM
Did anyone see the Jet that has Aaliyah on the cover? The Jet beauty of the week is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.

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[This message has been edited by kiml122 (edited July 25, 2001).]

RENEEDST_22
07-25-2001, 09:14 PM
Hey Soror! I did see the Beauty of the week!

c&c1913
07-25-2001, 09:25 PM
I saw it too!

Alias_01
07-26-2001, 04:24 AM
Hello to all the ladies of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.


I have 2 things to say:

1. Did anyone find it offensive that this young lady chose to state she is a member of your org while posing in a bikini?

2. Because I have a photographic memory I know I have met this young lady before, due to the fact that she is from Illinois, has further confirmed my theory. Does any here know Ms. Kishinna Foxie a graduate of Central State University?

kiml122
07-26-2001, 08:49 AM
Originally posted by RENEEDST_22:
Hey Soror! I did see the Beauty of the week!

Just spreading some info, but I'm not a member of DST.



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CrimsonTide4
07-26-2001, 09:46 AM
Originally posted by Alias_01:
Hello to all the ladies of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.


I have 2 things to say:

1. Did anyone find it offensive that this young lady chose to state she is a member of your org while posing in a bikini?

2. Because I have a photographic memory I know I have met this young lady before, due to the fact that she is from Illinois, has further confirmed my theory. Does any here know Ms. Kishinna Foxie a graduate of Central State University?

1. What is wrong with wearing a bikini?? http://www.greekchat.com/forums/ubb/confused.gif Every week a Jet Beauty wears a bikini, I don't care. Besides, Deltas go to the beach just like any other woman. If she has the body and is comfortable with it, then I say GO 'HEAD on SISTA GIRL http://www.greekchat.com/forums/ubb/biggrin.gif. She was not posing in Playboy or Penthouse.

2. I hung out with this chapter of sorors whenever we went to Central State or Wilberforce so if I saw the picture, I might recognize her.

mccoyred
07-26-2001, 11:12 AM
My point EXACTLY!! http://www.greekchat.com/forums/ubb/eek.gif

Originally posted by CrimsonTide4:
1. What is wrong with wearing a bikini?? http://www.greekchat.com/forums/ubb/confused.gif Every week a Jet Beauty wears a bikini, I don't care. Besides, Deltas go to the beach just like any other woman. If she has the body and is comfortable with it, then I say GO 'HEAD on SISTA GIRL http://www.greekchat.com/forums/ubb/biggrin.gif. She was not posing in Playboy or Penthouse.





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dst-sunshine1
07-26-2001, 12:16 PM
I don't see a problem with wearing a bikini. In fact, I was proud to see she was a Delta!

Sunshine

MsYo2u
07-26-2001, 05:54 PM
I also don't have a problem with her wearing a bikini, Delta's do have sex appeal

pebbles_6
07-26-2001, 06:41 PM
I wasn't going to post because I had a differing opinion as well. I was not necessarily offended, but when I saw DST up under her description I was shocked. Jet Beauty has always been about showcasing (for lack of a better term) physical attributes. Nothing more, nothing less. They used to even give the woman's meaurements! Delta stands for so much more than the way we as Sorors look in a bikini, or "measure up". Yeah, she's got it...flaunt it. But I don't see it being any different as if she had been in playboy. She's still participating in a traditionally sexist venture, which our Founders fought against. Now, don't get me wrong, any one who wants to pose for whoever, whenever, however has that right, I just didn't think it was appropriate to mention Delta's name alongside it.

Pebbles

Beauty1913
07-26-2001, 07:30 PM
Originally posted by pebbles_6:
I wasn't going to post because I had a differing opinion as well. I was not necessarily offended, but when I saw DST up under her description I was shocked. Jet Beauty has always been about showcasing (for lack of a better term) physical attributes. Nothing more, nothing less. They used to even give the woman's meaurements! Delta stands for so much more than the way we as Sorors look in a bikini, or "measure up". Yeah, she's got it...flaunt it. But I don't see it being any different as if she had been in playboy. She's still participating in a traditionally sexist venture, which our Founders fought against. Now, don't get me wrong, any one who wants to pose for whoever, whenever, however has that right, I just didn't think it was appropriate to mention Delta's name alongside it.

Pebbles


I agree.




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MaMaBuddha
07-26-2001, 11:15 PM
i wasn't going to post on the topic but i am glad that we have a soror that is a jet beauty of the week. it goes to show that Delta's are invloved in everything. women in general, now have the choice to chose whether they want become involved in things like these.

i wish they had a beauty of the week that had men...then it would balance it out. http://www.plauder-smilies.de/thinkerg.gif

but my question is what if it was a different magazine say...playboy or penthouse? would she then be degrading herself?

ImmaculateDST
07-27-2001, 12:38 AM
Originally posted by pebbles_6:
I wasn't going to post because I had a differing opinion as well. I was not necessarily offended, but when I saw DST up under her description I was shocked. Jet Beauty has always been about showcasing (for lack of a better term) physical attributes. Nothing more, nothing less. They used to even give the woman's meaurements! Delta stands for so much more than the way we as Sorors look in a bikini, or "measure up". Yeah, she's got it...flaunt it. But I don't see it being any different as if she had been in playboy. She's still participating in a traditionally sexist venture, which our Founders fought against. Now, don't get me wrong, any one who wants to pose for whoever, whenever, however has that right, I just didn't think it was appropriate to mention Delta's name alongside it.

Pebbles

Well said soror, my sentiments exactly. I do not presume to tell anyone what to do with their body or life. However, when you present yourself as a member of Delta Sigma Theta, you are no longer just representing yourself, but the organization as well. Thus, careful consideration should be given to how and where you choose the represent DST. Posing for the beauty of the week is not, in my opinion, an appropriate time to represent our organization. Nevertheless, she is beautiful and I give her much props.


Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Theta Rho Chapter, SP01
Immaculate #10 of the "Unforeseen Redemption"

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Bobby Earl
07-27-2001, 12:42 AM
Originally posted by MsYo2u:
Delta's do have sex appeal

YOU GOT THAT RIGHT!
PLENTY OF IT! http://www.greekchat.com/forums/ubb/biggrin.gif

Bobby Earl
07-27-2001, 12:51 AM
Originally posted by CrimsonTide4:
1. What is wrong with wearing a bikini?? http://www.greekchat.com/forums/ubb/confused.gif Every week a Jet Beauty wears a bikini, I don't care. Besides, Deltas go to the beach just like any other woman. If she has the body and is comfortable with it, then I say GO 'HEAD on SISTA GIRL http://www.greekchat.com/forums/ubb/biggrin.gif. She was not posing in Playboy or Penthouse.



HEY! What's wrong with Penthouse? http://www.greekchat.com/forums/ubb/confused.gif Everyweek a woman in Penthouse wears nothin, I don't care. Besides Penthouse women take their clothes off like any other women. If she has the body and is comfortable gettin BUK (Not Butt) NAKED, then I say TAKE IT OFF GUUUU!

DirectorDST99
07-27-2001, 08:07 AM
I believe the real concern is not whether or not she should have worn the bikini and posed for JET, but whether or not she should have told the audience that she was a member of DST.

Now, to be honest, in all my years of reading JET, I've never known a JET Beauty to state their membership in any organization and I'm sure this one wasn't the first to be in a sorority. Can anyone site any issues with members of other organizations?

Moving on. I'm having difficulty with this one because I can't say that my soror is right or wrong for 1. Being a JET Beauty and 2. saying that she's a Delta because I don't know what her intentions were/are. I can hardly put JET on the scale with Playboy and Penthouse...we're talking about two totally different types of magazines here.

I've got to give her the benefit of the doubt and say that surely she got advice from someone, a soror, a seasoned soror (I hope) before she made the decision to publicize that she is a Delta.

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MaMaBuddha
07-27-2001, 11:03 AM
it is understood that jet and penthouse/playboy are two entirely different magazines.

so i will rephrase the question.

how would you feel about a member of an organization posing for either penthouse/playboy and then disclosing the organization she is in?

DoggyStyle82
07-27-2001, 12:34 PM
Originally posted by MaMaBuddha:
it is understood that jet and penthouse/playboy are two entirely different magazines.

so i will rephrase the question.

how would you feel about a member of an organization posing for either penthouse/playboy and then disclosing the organization she is in?

MAMA: hello my good friend. I would take issue with it. We have a Bruh who is a superstar in the porn industry. I know that he takes great pains to minimize his brand, but the Cardinal Principles are not really reflected in his work (at least not the way they were intended). He is actually a good bruh according to his chapter bruhs.

If a Delta were to pose in a magazine that is geared towards objectification and domination of women, I would hope that she would not attach the sororities name to her enterprise. I don't see anything wrong with JET though. Its tasteful and not negative in the least so I don't see the problem.

MaMaBuddha
07-27-2001, 02:22 PM
Originally posted by DoggyStyle82:
We have a Bruh who is a superstar in the porn industry.

hmmmmmm???? really??? i wonder if it's ...

a superstar??? http://www.plauder-smilies.de/devil/sasmokin.gif

Reds6
07-27-2001, 04:06 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by DoggyStyle82:
[b] MAMA: hello my good friend. I would take issue with it. We have a Bruh who is a superstar in the porn industry. I know that he takes great pains to minimize his brand, but the Cardinal Principles are not really reflected in his work (at least not the way they were intended). He is actually a good bruh according to his chapter bruhs.

And where can we find his material to deem if it is appropriate... http://www.greekchat.com/forums/ubb/wink.gif



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the411
07-27-2001, 04:38 PM
Personally, I am appalled by the whole "Beauty of the Week" thing-- PERIOD! It never did go with JET Magazine, if ya ask me. One minute, we're reading about the struggles and/or successes of our people; the next we're staring at some woman's partially clad body! WTF?!?!? As Blacks, we, of all people, should move away from defining beauty by physical attributes. I don't really have an opinion about whether or not she should have divulged her greek affiliation; I simply have a problem with JET still having a "Beauty of the Week" photo, even though it markets itself as serious news journalism.

And I'm Out!

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DoggyStyle82
07-27-2001, 06:01 PM
Originally posted by MaMaBuddha:
hmmmmmm???? really??? i wonder if it's ...

a superstar??? http://www.plauder-smilies.de/devil/sasmokin.gif



Ha Ha. At least the brother represents the frat well in his chosen field of endeavor. Omega Wood is good in more than one way I guess.

RED695: The initials are L.S., but I think you need to be 21 to see his work.

411: I grew up on those Beautys of the Week. It was the only place to see our women as pretty in the media. Maybe it is outdated. You can watch B.E.T and see all the Jet Beautys you want in any video.

You GreekChat Delta Beautys have a Diva-esque weekend. Two nasty tongue wags and I'm gone, alright alright.

pebbles_6
07-27-2001, 06:18 PM
As I sat and thought about this a little more, I tried to "put myself in my Soror's shoes" and try to understand what she thought. Of course, it's just me trying to rationalize, but I thought of a different spin:

[I have a beautiful body. I am a member of DST. I want to pose for Jet BOTW, but I have more to offer than just the way I look. But how will I tell the world that? I know, I'll tell them I'm part of an illustrious sisterhood dedicated to the betterment of society. Then they will know that I not only have beauty, I have intelligence, determination, etc. etc.]

I don't even know if that makes sense, but I'm trying to make heads or tails of it as to why she chose to mention DST while posing half naked. Regardless, I hope she's an active member of her chapter to the point that she's well deserving to broadcast it. Anyone feel me?

Pebs

sunnydays96
07-27-2001, 06:41 PM
Originally posted by pebbles_6:
As I sat and thought about this a little more, I tried to "put myself in my Soror's shoes" and try to understand what she thought. Of course, it's just me trying to rationalize, but I thought of a different spin:


[I have a beautiful body. I am a member of DST. I want to pose for Jet BOTW, but I have more to offer than just the way I look. But how will I tell the world that? I know, I'll tell them I'm part of an illustrious sisterhood dedicated to the betterment of society. Then they will know that I not only have beauty, I have intelligence, determination, etc. etc.]


I don't even know if that makes sense, but I'm trying to make heads or tails of it as to why she chose to mention DST while posing half naked. Regardless, I hope she's an active member of her chapter to the point that she's well deserving to broadcast it. Anyone feel me?


Pebs

I was thinking the same thing. With her stating that she is a memember of DST, she gets to say more about herself than what Jet Magazine allows to be printed.

JinglesSpr99
07-27-2001, 06:54 PM
Alright, I have a question for everyone. I am seeing both sides of this issue. And I will say that I would be against it if A Soror was posing in penthouse/playboy...etc and braging that she is a Soror.
The main reasons I have seen posted against the BBOTW posted is that she is Representing our Sorority. And that she is wearing a swimsuit and not going swimming.
So what do you think about a Soror in a beauty pagent. We have had Sorors compete for various titles. But once again she is modeling a swimsuit and representing our Sorority.

the411
07-27-2001, 07:00 PM
Here I go again...

I think beauty pageants are ALSO a bunch of BS! Why the swimsuit competition??!?! When will you ever be in a swimsuit and high heel dress shoes? Since when does the so-called "perfect body" make you queen-worthy?

Don't get me started.

And I'm Out!



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Pi Kappa, SP97
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Reds6
08-06-2001, 02:34 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by DoggyStyle82:
[B] Ha Ha. At least the brother represents the frat well in his chosen field of endeavor. Omega Wood is good in more than one way I guess.

RED695: The initials are L.S., but I think you need to be 21 to see his work.

I'm well over the age of 21 sweetie. http://www.greekchat.com/forums/ubb/biggrin.gif But I know a bruh who has those initials. Let me find out...

RowdyRed
08-06-2001, 10:10 PM
I'm not a Jet BOTW expert, but I believe they answer a survey and the the publisher pulls what they want to use - the only reason I say this is because when I was in graduate school (about a decade ago) a student submitteed her picture and was told she was going to be published - word got out to the dean and she was told she would be expelled if the school's name was associated with her picture - not only was she not sure what bio info would be printed, she didn't know when it would publish - believe it or not, she traveled to Chicago to ensure that the bio would not mention the school - as it turned out, the picture never ran. I don't want to get off the subject, but if we were a bit more selective of applicants, we might not be discussing this - if she's a soror, she should be free to let anyone know - I've seen worse behavior from sorors at public events (i.e. greek picnic) than the photo in Jet. Would folks be so up in arms if she were a body builder and had on a bikini in an industry magazine and it was also mentioned that she was a soror - or if she were in a beauty pageant that included a swimsuit segment??