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Oxford Student, Anthropologist, Dancer and Chicken Enthusiast.

  • Bikini and The Bikini, Teresia K. Teaiwa
  • "The bikini exposes everything but the breasts and the pubic area. While the breasts are tantalisingly emphasized, pubic hair is considered fashionably deadly if not concealed: women are encouraged to shave or wax their bikini lines. The fetishistic aversion to real female genitals extends to female body hair - solidifying the relationship between the bikini-clad woman and the classical female nude, which is never portrayed with pubic hair. The classical fetishisation of the female body converges with contemporary fetishisation of the bikini-clad body."