Women’s News: Why I’m Wearing A Bikini On The Internet

Women’s News: Why I’m Wearing A Bikini On The Internet

A Message From The Creator

A Message From The Creator

Women’s News: Alex Bilmes, Esquire UK Editor: We Treat Women Like Cars

Women’s News: Alex Bilmes, Esquire UK Editor: We Treat Women Like Cars

Women’s News: Alex Bilmes, Esquire UK Editor: We Treat Women Like Cars


The Huffington Post  |  By 

What a charmer!

Seriously, Alex Bilmes, the editor of Esquire UK, must have fancied himself some sort of lovable cad when he announced–while speaking at a panel about feminism in the media, no less–that his magazine treats women about the same as they do cars.

“The women we feature in the magazine are ornamental,” he said, according to the Guardian. “I could lie to you if you want and say we are interested in their brains as well. We are not. They are objectified … [Esquire] provide pictures of girls in the same way we provide pictures of cool cars. It is ornamental. Women’s magazines do the same thing.” In case any of the women in the audience were wondering, he assured them that men definitely see women as “3-D” in real life, so … there’s that.

Points for honesty, we suppose. We also probably didn’t really need Bilmes to spell out Esquire’s editorial strategy.

Unfortunately for Bilmes, all of the “ornaments” in the crowd didn’t seem too enamored with his statements. “We have sharp objects,” one woman said.

Read More: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/20/esquire-women-cars-alex-bilmes_n_2917196.html?utm_hp_ref=women&ir=Women


A Message From The Creator


Women’s News: Why I’m Wearing A Bikini On The Internet


Brittany Gibbons

Blogger, “Brittany, Herself”

So, when I started do this whole thing where once a year, I put on a bathing suit and go in public, I thought, yes. This feels brave. This feels strong. And it was, until one day it wasn’t.

It doesn’t necessarily feel less strong or less brave, it just feels… normal. Which is amazing.

I’m a woman, I wear a swimsuit, I climbed the mountain.Rooooaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

But the thing is, I get bored easily, and mountain climbing… it’s addictive.

I needed a new mountain. Not necessarily for you, even though you’re all very lovely. This mountain was mostly for me. A bikini.

Now, this was a serious mountain, y’all. It had cliffs and caverns and stretch marks and gall bladder surgery scars and love handles and saggy parts and a belly button that was so totally lower than I remember it being before. Oh, and a stupid amount of cellulite.

But it turns out, putting on a bikini was so much harder than just, well, putting on a bikini. I had been so focused on the actual act, I never even considered the difficulty in finding one that fit. There is so much to consider, especially with a curvy body. I need a bottom that comes up high enough to hide my pouch, and a top big and supportive enough to handle my 38DDDs. That made for slim pickings. Also, I’m not, like, 16 years old, so there’s that, also.

So, I took to the Internet, because heaven forbid us plus-size gals need to try anything on in a store, and ordered an absolutely obscene amount of bikinis. Ironically, most of them ended up being quite obscene themselves, and the majority of them went back, but that’s the thing with any shopping experience. I easily had 42 breakdowns on my bedroom floor, but I took another shot of tequila and got back on the horse, because if I had just given up, I never would have found two looks that make me feel crazy swim suit confident and positively gorgeous.

Read More:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brittany-gibbons/why-bikini-on-the-internet-body-image_b_2909992.html?utm_hp_ref=women&ir=Women

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