Forum Liberation versus Sexism - Your opinion counts!
Opinions and thoughts of visitors on the topic "Liberation versus sexism".
"I think everyone should feel comfortable in their body and wear what they want.
The bikini museum is mega! I have so much more confidence now! THANK YOU!"
"It's nice to see how far liberation and self-determination has come and yet I question how much free will this is and yet how much collectivism is driving it all."
"On one hand, I'm angry and sad that women had to fight for so long to get the freedom to decide for themselves what to wear. On the other hand, I'm very proud that women have made it!"
In the field of tension between emancipation and sexism
Today, discussions around sensitive topics such as sexism and feminism are more topical than ever and of political as well as social importance, not least due to movements such as #metoo. The current treatment of swimwear is an attractive basis for discussion, as there is hardly any other area of everyday life where the lightly clad body of a woman is publicly visible. Nevertheless, this discourse should not take place regardless of the previously explained historical context.
In order to promote a timely formation of opinion and to advance a common discourse, the BikiniARTmuseum has initiated the forum "Liberation versus Sexism". We not only want to shed light on the historical development of swimwear, but also to foreground the discussion - weighing liberation versus sexism.
In order to create a dynamic process, your opinion is needed:
To what extent are bikini representations today to be seen as emancipatory acts, to what extent as objectifications?
What does freedom mean in relation to physicality today? When are boundaries crossed in this regard?
What thoughts and emotions does the topic evoke in you?
Share your views and pictures with us via #bikinivoices on Instagram or Facebook! This way we create a forum for joint discussion!