Oppressive beauty standards make billions for diet and beauty industries.
Laci Green is a sex education activist. She uses her YouTube channel to teach the internet-goers of the world about safe consensual sex, feminism, and identity. In this video she pairs up with MTV’s Braless to explain the history of bikinis. What initially started as a symbol of girl power, the bikini has now become a weapon used to shame women into buying more diet and beauty products. Businesses convince women that they are not beautiful if they do not fit a specific body size and appearance. This fosters an unhealthy culture of judgment and self-hate.
Good thing Laci Green is here to tell us: “every body is a bikini body!” So put that swimsuit on and get the heck to the beach. The weather is beautiful. Just like you.