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To want to wear a burkini

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voldemortsnose Sun 26-Feb-17 12:28:01

Lighthearted rant coming. Huge respect for the fact that some people want the choice to wear a burkini and thought it was ludicrous when a place in France, a democracy, was requiring women to bear more on beaches last Summer. (How dare men require women to do that etc etc ...)
My issue is that I have just spent an hour of my Sunday which could have been spent with my family attempting to remove the hair that every woman in the planet has so I can go for a swim with my family this afternoon. Normal swimwear requires that I either a) expose my pubes or b) go through a painful, time consuming process which will leave me feeling prickly still in a week's time. I don't like seeing my leg or underarm hair either, so that's had to go too, but even if I was cool with it, the general public would judge. How did we arrive at this nonsense and what's to be done? And where can I get a burkini?

GeillisTheWitch Sun 26-Feb-17 12:32:15

Get a costume like this no pube removal required.

BarbaraofSeville Sun 26-Feb-17 12:32:34

You can get swimwear with boyshort legs that would cover all but the most rampant pubes.

Shaving underarms and stray pubes only takes a minute in the shower though?

voldemortsnose Sun 26-Feb-17 12:32:38

Just to add, I am pearshaped and could not look worse in board shorts or the other kind of swimwear shorts. They are not an option. Cycling type shorts I could get away with.

OdinsLoveChild Sun 26-Feb-17 12:32:42

You can get longer legged swim suits that are like shorts so no need to bikini wax/shave. grin

Although I must say I don't go around judging other swimmers hair or lack of. I think maybe you need a little more confidence to just go out there as you are. A confident person could dress like a traffic cone and still look good surely?

Creatureofthenight Sun 26-Feb-17 12:34:20

I go swimming every week and I don't usually bother shaving my legs.

VeryBitchyRestingFace Sun 26-Feb-17 12:34:34

If you're scared of the general public's reaction to exposed body hair (and actually, it's you who doesn't like to see your leg/underarm hair), you may be in for a real treat when they see you in a burkini.

barinatxe Sun 26-Feb-17 12:36:11

YABU. Wearing a burkini is just masking the real issue here - your fear about people judging you.

Do not shave if you don't want to! But please, don't mask your body-confidence issues by taking such a drastic (and potentially racist) step as wearing a burkini.

TheOnlyLivingBoyinNewCork Sun 26-Feb-17 12:38:02

It's not racist to wear a burkini! If you want to, do.

ToastDemon Sun 26-Feb-17 12:40:13

It's not racist in the least to wear a burkini.

Booshbeesh Sun 26-Feb-17 12:40:32

Fuck it - whak on a bin liner and be done it. You'll be judged either way because the general public areee peerfffeect

Somehowsomewhere Sun 26-Feb-17 12:43:11

How is wearing a burkini racist?? Am I missing something? People should be able to wear whatever the fuck they want.
Pretty sure the OP was musing generally on the 'body hair' issue rather than actually contemplating a burkini anyway.

Wishforsnow Sun 26-Feb-17 12:44:23

How is wearing a burkini racist?

Glossolalia Sun 26-Feb-17 12:47:20

confidence issues by taking such a drastic (and potentially racist) step as wearing a burkini.

grin hmm confused

May50 Sun 26-Feb-17 12:47:43

I wear swim shorts over the top of a swimsuit , they are just above knee length (so cover my thighs too smile)

TheOnlyLivingBoyinNewCork Sun 26-Feb-17 12:50:31

The creator of the burkini says 50% of customers are non-muslim.

lljkk Sun 26-Feb-17 12:50:44

"I am pearshaped and could not look worse in board shorts "

Is a burkini or tankini nicer looking than leg shorts on fat birds? confused

DioneTheDiabolist Sun 26-Feb-17 12:51:15

Do people notice other people's pubes at the pool?
How is wearing a burkini racist?
OP what hair removal method are you using?

So many questions. Aaarrrgggg.

AllotmentyPlenty Sun 26-Feb-17 12:51:43

I sometimes wear something similar to a burkini. I like to spend a long time in the water and it saves all the time spent putting on sun cream. It doesn't look great, but it is comfy. I do it for me, not because of what the public might think or to cover my body, hair, etc.

Bluntness100 Sun 26-Feb-17 12:53:02

Jesus, how hairy were you that if took an hour? 😱😱😱

littleducks Sun 26-Feb-17 12:53:45

Wearing a burkinI is not racist (or cultural appropriation or offensive to muslims) it's a garment designed to be practical for women looking for such garment.

I am aware that people dislike them and it's a controversial piece of clothing but saying wearing one is potentiallyour racist is like saying wearing crocs is racist.

Mermaidinthesea Sun 26-Feb-17 12:55:23

I have to wear one as I've lived in the tropics and have pre skin cancerous moles. It's the only way I can go into the water or swim anywhere hot. I don't give a stuff what anyone thinks and yeah no leg shaving.
Obviously I never go to France.

WorraLiberty Sun 26-Feb-17 12:58:23

grin @ the potentially racist wearing of a burkini!

F1GI Sun 26-Feb-17 12:59:07

I'd get that costume from sports direct, it looks ideal for pube coverage. The legs should be relatively unnoticeable unless you have v light skin and v dark hair. Personally I'd shave the armpits as it's a small area and quick job.

WorraLiberty Sun 26-Feb-17 12:59:21

OP, I've got the swimsuit in the link GeillisTheWitch posted.

It's really comfortable.

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