Sexist Article Gets Hilarious ReShoot!

GQ, also known as Gentlemen’s Quarterly, came under fire for an article on rock climbers in a recent issue. It features photos of some mountaineers and “a couple of cute friends.” The only problem is that all of the climbers are men and all of the adorable friends are women.

If that weren’t bad enough, the women are photographed in very sexist ways – being passive observers, leaning out of a car window in a bathing suit, topless and being sprayed by water.

IMAGE SOURCE: GQ

Needless to say, female climbers in particular were extremely upset about the article. They’re a huge part of the sport and were not even acknowledged by GQ at all, so a group called the Outdoor Women’s Alliance wrote an open letter condemning the magazine.

“Female climbers have been pushing the boundaries of the sport for decades… and our work is done both on the rock, and within the community,” wrote Zofia Reych, a female climber. “Yet you chose to ignore them, and instead…you chose to feature fashion models who not only have nothing to do with the sport, but within your piece are merely eye candy to accompany the men.”

The organization Outdoor Research decided to take the protest further by doing a mock photo shoot subverting the genders in GQ’s photos and showing just how powerful female climbers are… and how ridiculous GQ’s portrayal of women in that article was.

IMAGE SOURCE: OUTDOOR RESEARCH

Check out the very funny and yet still poignant photos that Outdoor Research took, showing just what it means to climb like a girl!

IMAGE SOURCE: GQ & OUTDOOR RESEARCH

IMAGE SOURCE: GQ & OUTDOOR RESEARCH

IMAGE SOURCE: GQ & OUTDOOR RESEARCH