Not really. In a traditionalist Catholic state, women would not have a "right" to be on the beach in bikinis.
Well, if we lived in a Traditionalist state and everyone was a Traditional Catholic, then there wouldn't be anyone wearing or designing the aformentioned bikinis, would there? You can't compare a bikini to those "suits" the Moslem women are wearing at all. How can you fault these women for trying to be modest? I think it's insanely over-the-top modest, but I would have alot more respect for a woman wearing the "suit" than one wearing dental floss.
Because these women are not wearing these suits just be "modest" as a traditional Catholic woman would. They are wearing them as a political statement of advocacy of an Islamic society. If they were successful, they would not respect the "rights" of either secularists or Christians.
I have to disagree with you here. How can you prove that these women are wearing these things just as a statement? Unless you get inside their heads and conversations, I don't think it's fair to assume that they are only doing this to make a political point. Basically, by this logic, you could say that Traditional women who wear swimsuits like the ones Nicolette posted are doing the same thing--trying to make a statement. I think these women are just wanting to be able to swim and relax like anyone else.
Benedictus, I disagree partially here- I do think it is improper for women to be posing for picures in swimsuits, and I think those pictures are suggestive. Heels with a swimsuit? Gimme a break. That lady isn't swimming.
I agree with you, Sophia. Heels with a swimsuit..yeah they're just old-timey suggestive pin ups. Also notice the fully done hair and make-up. I don't think make-up was waterproof back then! :lol:However, I think Benedictus was just trying to find a picture of a swimsuit that he felt was appropriate.