What can be so offensive about a bikini that means women deserve to be abused over it? Well, a beachgoer has recently divided the internet after she was shamed by another woman...
We all enjoy spending time on the beach...
via: GettyAnd wearing layers of clothing is never ideal when you're trying to catch that perfect tan!
In the majority of public places, there are unwritten rules when it comes to how little clothing we can get away with...
via: GettyBut as long as we aren't completely naked, wearing what we want should be okay.
But in more recent times...
via: ShutterstockIt turns out that wearing swimwear in public spaces is not okay... well, according to certain people, anyway.
It seems as though a lot of people are offended by certain styles of bikinis...
via: GettyAnd sometimes, it's even to the point where the police are called to get involved. Can you believe it?
Of course, men are always allowed to walk around in swimming trunks topless...
via: GettyHm, can someone pour me a glass of double standards, please?
There have been a number of incidents recently.
via: ShutterstockFirstly, this occurred in New York's Freedom Lake last week... A young woman was interrupted during her relaxing day in the sun due to her choice of swimwear.
Remember when Aurea Miranda was spending some time in Freedom Lake?
Aurea was making some videos for her TikTok account when she was suddenly interrupted by a middle-aged woman.The woman is heard abruptly asking, "You see those group of boys over there?"
Aurea responds nervously with a "yes"...And the woman then says, "Those are my boys. They're staring at your a** which is hanging out in the middle of a public place."
The woman's attitude was confrontational and aggressive."Do you need a pair of shorts? Because I have an extra pair," she then asked Aurea. And she hit back with, "I mean get your a** covered, that's what I mean. Thank you." Well, why don't you tell "your boys" to stop staring?
The young woman then asked the angry mom if there was a rule about covering up at the lake...
It was clear that Aurea wasn't in the nude...And she also says she spoke to workers at the park who told her swimsuit was fine to wear.
I honestly don't get why we're in 2021 and still policing women's bodies?
via: GettyIt's so 2009. Why not teach boys and men to avert their eyes off it bothers them so much? Or here's a better idea, tell them to grow out of their misogyny if they still see women as sexual objects.
And in another similar but unrelated incident, another young beachgoer was harassed.
via: Tik TokAgain, the video that was uploaded to TikTok exposed an older woman who was shaming the girl for wearing a "G-string bikini."
After it went viral, some people defended the supposed "shamer", saying she had a point...
However, others stepped in to defend the woman wearing the "G-string" bikini.
The original video was posted without the audio, but after some trolls accused the uploader of lying...
via: TikTokShe uploaded a follow-up video where she and her partner asked the lady what her problem was.
You can hear the man holding the camera asking "You think the G-string is not good? Not a fan?"
via: TikTokShe mumbles something along the lines of "There are so many kids here and so many families..."
via: TikTok"A lot of people are dressed like that." She herself is wearing a bikini but a black cover-up on top and some black shades.