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Little Miss Wonderbra

European retailer Primark has gotten itself into some hot water. The clothing chain halted the sale of padded bikini tops for girls as young as 7 years old after advocacy groups and politicians criticized the store for “premature sexualization and unprincipled advertising.”

Posted on Apr 14, 2010 READ MORE


Whole Body Bikini
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Whole-Body Bikini Leaves Everything to Imagination

The Christian makers of this ultra-conservative exercise in modesty say their swimsuit is “a ministry.” But a Washington Post reporter writes, “one wonders how a swimsuit ‘ministry’ can save anyone’s soul when such ungainly suits have so little appreciation for beauty.”

Posted on Jul 14, 2006 READ MORE


Bikini slideshow

An Illustrated History of the Bikini

Sure, the FCC may be cracking down on indecency, but if you want to see how far society has come in that department, check out this Victorian-era “bathing machine,” a hut on wheels that protected bathers from public scrutiny until they were far enough from shore to avoid being observed.

Posted on Jul 10, 2006 READ MORE


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