Wear Whatever Clothes You Like, Ami Lo.
Bikinis are clothes, you know. That woman at the courthouse wasn’t wearing clothes. And unless she was suffering from a bad trauma (which can make people do strange things^), she wasn’t wearing what she wanted, she was just being slutty. Your irrelivant argument, that a woman stripping to her underwear in public has anything to do with women not being limited in what they wear by fashion-nazi ‘shoulds’*, is like saying that having confidence in yourself will mean you get into punchups with thugs, as you’ll ‘be too confident to back down’ when you get into a bad spot (rather than quietly leave).
It’s also like the argument that if you don’t tell lies all the time, then you must be a rude person who says every thought that comes into your head. Notes!
* Perhaphs the fashion-nazis could reintoduce old laws about only nobility, I mean them, can wear certain colours of clothes, wear silk, etc? But instead of laws to confine people, they can make another TV show scoffing at a woman who isn’t stick skinny and telling her ‘you must cover up, it’s offensive to see you at all!’ Actually, it’s not very far fetched - the fashion nazis keep pushing ‘if you’re not stick skinny you can’t wear bikinis, strapless tops, crop tops, skirts that aren’t ankle length…’
Also reminds me of the trashy and exploitave TV show where ‘friends’ came on to convince women who weren’t beanpoles that they mustn’t wear bikinis, tut tut, they ‘must wear 9-man-tents’ on the beach. ^ By this I mean as a safety valve. There is not enough understanding that after a bad trauma - like a breakup - people need to do something extreme (no, not the courthouse incident). Things like go on a few-day partying spree, get a radical makeover, go on a trip overseas, etc. When people don’t have a safety valve like this, they do often very stupid things as they haven’t released the pressure. I have seen enough really overweight women who weren’t afraid to wear bikinis (and not think they had to wear skirts on them or otherwise compromise their good looks), and they looked fantastic! PS Something I have picked up. Overweight women really need to stop tieing their hair back tight; it really doesn’t look good (on anyone, actually), and it’s not slimming - having a normal hairstyle really does make your face look good!