VERY GOOD POINTS (LUCKY HUSBAND!) 🙂
Dear Makers of the Pool Rules,
I’ve been thinking about your family-friendly set of pool rules, which include safety rules like “no running”, “no diving”, and “no glass bottles at the pool”. Among these, you also have a rule about acceptable clothing: tankinis and swim shorts and one-pieces are okay… but please, “no bikinis”.
Dear rule-makers, when you say that I can’t wear a bikini, this is what you are also saying:
You are saying you don’t trust me to make good choices as a woman.
You are saying you don’t trust me as a parent to be having conversations about self-respect and clothing with my children.
By spelling out a dress code for women, you are saying that, at some level, you agree with the problematic (and offensive) societal message that a woman’s acceptability and welcome is based on her body.
Spelling out a no-bikini rule adds…
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