With the article link below, i wanted to break down some points on the mankini with your thoughts, considering the following questions i pose out to you for discussion:
Does the mankini reveal too much?
Isn't it already pretty much acceptable for any pat of a male's anatomy, aside form genitalia, to be exposed in public ?
Is it because the men are out of shape that the exposure is unacceptable? vs, say, models who show off this attire in catalogues, etc. ?
What does it say about communities who refuse to accept the non-sexual exposure of out of shape males.
Does this exposure really qualify as sexual in context if no genitalia is exposed ?
If a female were equally exposed from the hips down, would that be, or is that, otherwise acceptable where the corresponding male exposure is not? (thus implying a double standard)
Are there communities where it us unacceptable for unshapely women to be wearing bikinis ?
I aimed to put this in the nudism category since it seems to be being treated more or less as such, and the issue seems to really be about exposure & whether or not it is offensive / inappropriate.
Here is the article: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/crime-drops-business-booms-british-town-bans-mankinis-article-1.2238829