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    Clothing In The 1800s

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    Much like the white T-shirt, blue jeans, and the little black dress, the bathing suit is undeniably a fashion staple. As long as there has been shores to flock to and fabric to sew with there have been bathing suits, providing an immense history and abundant style variation of the garment. From the 18th century to present day, the bathing suit has evolved, transformed, and transcended time stylistically, culturally and symbolically. Bathing suits aren’t just popular culture however, throughout their history they have become politically and socially immersed as well, extending to how political systems have informed certain styles of bathing wear, from modesty, cover-all, to the “itsy-bitsy-teeny-weenie-yellow-polka-dot-bikini’ making the bathing suit a garment that has proved it’s longevity and dense cultural roots till this day.…

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    (http://www.fashionlady.in/the-history-of-womens-swim-suits/29637), there is an image that depicts the generations of bathing suits. The image shows the dates 1800, 1906, 1942, 1946, 1950’s and 1980s to present day. As one can see through the years the layers of clothing used in bathing suits decreased more and more. In the 1800’s, women were seen on beaches in dresses. In 1906 they changed from the traditional dress to a more “streamlined” bathing suit due to more mobility for the swimmers in…

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    Ever wondered who invented the idea of the bikini? Well here’s your answer… The name for the bikini design was coined in 1946 by Parisian engineer Louis Réard, the designer of the bikini. He named the swimsuit after Bikini Atoll, where testing on the atomic bomb was taking place. Fashion designer Jacques Heim, also from Paris, re-released a similar design earlier that same year, the Atome. Even if you are not comfortable wearing a two-piece swimsuit, there is also a one piece and even a burkini.…

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    Female Body Image Analysis

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    The ideal vision and respect for the human body has changed over the years. Most importantly is the way people look at the female body. Before civilization, mankind use to walk on this earth without any, or very little clothing, which depended on the climate of the area. Then later, women were taught that they must hide their body because it was supposed to be more modest and “ladylike”, while the male’s body was viewed as art. Over the years the times have changed, and the vision of an…

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    offered for Americans and their future. With exhibits such as Futurama, Democracity, Utopian Cities, the Perisphere and the Trylon Americans left with a difficulty to suppress the excitement of what corporations would do next.The most memorable exhibit at the fair was the General Motors Pavilion, and the most memorable feature in the General Motors Pavilion was a ride called the Futurama. People stood in line for hours to ride it and experience the exciting possibilities of life in the distant…

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    Covered or Uncovered an Analysis of The Burka and the Bikini This essay argues women in todays world are damaged in many ways by the culture in which they live. The writers state, “ covered or uncovered, the homefront choice is not about morality but the physical and emotional health of future generations”(Brumberg 195) Culturally speaking whether or not you wear a burka or a bikini the writers think women are negatively effected. The writers support their claim that women are adversely…

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    according to the articles about 65,000 to 200,000 people kick the bucket. After the destruction of Hiroshima, Japan still did not surrender. United States dropped the second bomb on Nagasaki which made them give up, one of the article stated that 39,000 people were assassinated and 25,000 were injured. A year after World War 2, United States conduct a nuclear bomb test at Bikini Atoll. Base on the article, bikini atoll is from Micronesia, 2.3 square miles, and people have been living there for…

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    In “Saudis in Bikinis”, Nicholas D. Kristoff states that women in Saudi Arabia are repressed because of their exaggerated attire. The key argument in the essay is whether or not Saudi women are repressed or if they think they’re free. Kristof seems to emphasize the idea that even if Saudi women believe that they are truly free, they haven’t been exposed to true freedom and have therefore been deceived. The final excerpt states: “If Saudi Arabians choose to kill their economic development and…

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    How could one country destroy the land and lifestyle of another in the name of peace? Bikini Atoll is located 850 kilometers northwest of Majuro on the northern fringe of the Marshall Islands and it has more than 23 islands and islets. The four islands are Bikini, Eneu, Nam and Enidrik. Out of the four islands, Bikini and Eneu were the only islands that have had a permanent population. On August 1945, United States dropped two nuclear weapons in the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 120,000…

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    Internally, the US government was also fearful of losing power within its nation. This is already evident in the opening of the documentary which showed the nuclear bomb testing in Bikini Atoll, where the American public were filled with skepticism. This led to Vice Admiral Blandy, Commander of the Bikini Test justifying himself, “the bomb will not start a chain reaction in the water, converting it all to gas and letting all the ships on all the oceans drop down to the bottom. It will not blow…

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