"You should never feel like you have to wear this. Ever."
I'm not saying I'm a great, uber-evolved dude or anything, but I have always been baffled by how women were talked into wearing modern-day swimwear. Actually, pretty much most of what they wear, but especially swimwear. Granted, if you feel good in it, rock it. Do what makes you feel good. However, it's undeniable that a lot of it seems designed to make me (ok, my gender, but I'm pretty self-absorbed) feel good. Even "boy shorts," like all women's swimwear, still demand the fabric show me (everything is for me, right?) exactly what the contours of the wearer's body are. Most of my clothing, on the other hand, is designed to obscure and create an air of mystery. "Is he actually a stick-figure with a human neck and head, or does he work out? Could he be fat? Is anyone actually even thinking about his body at all? Am I a false narrator created by the writer? I don't exist, do I?"
In short, thanks for your hard work fitting into this stuff, ladies. You can stop whenever you want, and I won't complain—but in the mean time, don't think we (I) don't appreciate what it takes.