Moral Police shared this link – Miss Italy contest bans bikinis.
The Miss Italia beauty contest has banned bikinis in favour of swimsuits. The organisers said the move would “add a sober element” to the contest and that “interior beauty as well as exterior beauty” was important.
But if a woman’s physical appearance is being judged then how does it matter whether a woman’s body is judged or her face?
In fact many women have more control over how their bodies look than on how their faces look. (Women who have had plastic surgery are barred from entering but no mention of ban on exercise/body sculpting).
Do you think this has something to do with women’s bodies being seen as more sexual than women’s faces?
Most cultures accept some body parts as less sexual (i.e. pure and innocent) than others. It also seems that the body parts that are generally exposed are seen as more innocent. For example, an ankle was seen as provocative in some cultures, knees in another, eye lashes in some, but hands and feet are seen as harmless in most cultures.
Why do you think, do those who don’t mind swimsuits object to bikinis?