"the bikini is a symbol of victory, a goal and a fear motivator...
the truth is, "the biking body" craze goes so much deeper than fatism
or fatphobia. it is part of our society's relentless insistance that a woman's
body is not her own. it is an object, to be gazed upon, to be commented on,
to be pored over with a magnifying glass. it's as though we believe that a
woman wears a bikini not for herself, because it feels good to have
the sun on her skin, but for the public to consumer her anatomy.
to reveal more her physique for us to critique." jezebel.