Salto Sobrius: “Martin Rundkvist’s blog. Archaeology, Skepticism, Sweden. And Books and Music and Stuff.” Today the “stuff” is this post, which draws an interesting parallel: bikini tops and headscarves.
Sadly, I’m torn. I’d love to do away with headscarves and bikini tops. I wonder if all women stopped wearing bikini tops if men would regard them all as uppity and feminist and therefore think boobs are unsexy? It’d be nice if women could choose what they wear and allow it to genuinely be an expression of themselves — and men, too, who I’m sure don’t all feel their deepest sould expressed by wearing a suit.
But then, clothes do send a message: status, lifestyle, expectation, and all that. Aren’t we most likely to find friends and partners who are like us? What better — what easier way to send a concise message about your life than with the image of yourself? Who will I befriend if I go topless at Virginia Beach? Who will befriend me? Maybe I’ll buy a hat to go with my bikini.