Pert young girls at beachUploader: Jermaine 14 days ago Subscribe 1277
Forcing little girls to cover up, and particularly putting them in bikinis, feels to me rather like putting them in a burkini - we're saying that there's something shameful about their bodies, that pieces of material can protect against predatory men and so we have to cover it up. This is a really dangerous message to send to little girls. If you rule out the maillot for your daughter, the vast majority of retailers leave you with two options: I bought one of those separate bottoms for my daughter, thinking that it would be absurd to buy a top to go with it. It is related, she says, to our cultural discomfort with breastfeeding in public. We're punishing children, not the small minority of predators. We put patches of fabric over what are no more adult breasts than their brothers have. Sunday 28 October The swimsuit debate may seem frivolous — it is, after all, just clothing, right?