Why I’m Burning My Bikini Top | Immodest proposal | OZY

It’s time for women — not the government or FCC or schools — to decide what we’re going to wear and when.Which is why, much the same way second-wave feminists burned their bras, I’ll be ditching my bikini top this summer. Who decided it’s OK for Vladimir Putin to parade around topless but not women? And no, this is not licentiousness, or sluttiness, or whatever. This is about fighting the message that it’s OK for society to sexualize women, but not for a woman to bare her body on her own terms. “It’s a double bind,” says Lisa Corrigan, co-chair of the Gender Studies Program at the University of Arkansas, and “a standard no boy ever has to meet.”

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