I never thought I'd write about JANE magazine as much in a single year as I have this year.
You'll recall that earlier this summer I posted a link to this blog on the JANE website where they were having women send in pictures of their boobs. It may have had something to do with breast cancer research, but I can't remember.
Then a few weeks ago XXL editor Elliott Wilson mentioned something about how JANE is going out of business in his blog, which he of course used as a jumping off point to post some audio files of something or other sans any kind of interesting context. At least other blogs that traffic in that sort of thing post MP3 files that you can actually download.
But I digress. Earlier today a guy emailed me a link to one of these sports blogs (I know) which has posted a nude picture of Serena Williams, which was featured in a recent issue of... you guessed it, JANE magazine! How they're still publishing nude photos of Serena Williams when they're supposedly out of business is beyond me, but perhaps this was their idea of one last big fuck you to the male race.
No but really, I realize at least a few of you really are into Serena Williams. It'd be interesting to hear your opinions on this photo. My opinion, of course, is that she looks like a guy. The strategically placed bundle of flowers, a la the cover to Fleetwood Mac's Rumours, is obviously there to cover her junk.
Here's how the guy at the sports blog put it:
I won't write anything mean. I think it's great that Jane is encouraging women to be comfortable with their bodies no matter how they look. For example, in many cases skinny girls with small breasts are just as attractive as skinny girls with big breasts. It's important to be open-minded about these things, otherwise the fatties might eat some more Haagen-Dazs.
Ha! It's too bad this guy has chosen to write about motherfucking sports for a living. I could use him writing about rap music. No homo.
After the jump is the photo in question, for your viewing pleasure.
Checkit: IT COULD'VE BEEN WORSE. A LOT WORSE.