Miss England says she would welcome the opportunity to wear a swimsuit – despite the Miss World competition banning the outfits in order to modernise its image.
Natasha Hemmings said it should be up to the contestants whether they want to wear revealing swimwear, even though the much-derided ‘bikini round’ was ditched in last year after being long-criticised as outdated and sexist.
Miss World, which takes place in China on Saturday, abandoned the controversial requirement for the contestants to appear in a swimsuit after decades of criticism that the show was merely a cattle market, objectifying women’s bodies for the pleasure of male viewers.
Have to admit, that’s not wholly and exactly how I’d describe it.
Generally, the skimpier the bikini the better the woman wearing it thinks the body underneath it is. And the more desirous of showing off that fact she is too.
That is, it’s not an imposed action, it’s a desired one.
Because, amazingly, evolution has led to men having something of an eye for the shape of a bird’s body. and evolution has also left women hunting for the best bloke they can get in that same reproductive sense. On the grounds that that’s what evolution does: concentrates a lot of attention on that reproduction stuff.
Once again it amuses that those who are most insistent that evolution is correct, those lefties who would be horrified at an insistence upon Genesis or other creation story, try to insist upon ignoring the effects of evolution being true.