My neice, who is 14 yrs old, wears skimpy clothes. Recently, when at a relatives pool, her swim suit was so skimpy, honestly, I do not think I have seen one so skimpy any place I have gone, which includes public pools and beaches and such. It was strapless completely, but was sort of like a string bikini, with no strap, and was barely staying on, and barely covered. The bottoms did not cover much either. She kept having to adjust her top over and over again as it was not covering much of anything and seemed to be not quite fitted right either. It did not cover her chestal area, so there was...ummm...well..definition even below the top and above. As in, the fabric was maybe 3 inches wide? That is a complete guess. But, it was very skimpy. But, I know how my sister is, no point in saying anything, my sister bought it for her and thinks it is great. My sister is very very focused on her girls being popular and is willing to do what it takes to get them popular.
SO, the point of this post. My sister calls me, Apparently, my niece and one of her friends were at a public pool. They saw an older man there, who seemed to take some pictures with his cell phone. They decided that he MIGHT have taken pictures of them (even though they never saw him do it) and called the police. The police came out and questioned the man and my niece and her friend. Turned out, the guy was a grandpa there with his grandchildren. He did have a couple pictures on his camera...of his own grandchildren. My niece and her friends were not even in the background.
I actually did point out to my sister that if niece is dressed in such a way that she gets so upset at the idea that someone has a camera in public place and she might have ended up in one of the pictures, then maybe she should re-examine what she is wearing that makes her feel so worried about being caught in a picture. My sister said they thought that the guy was taking pictures of their rears and breasts. Ok..the guy did not even have a single picture on his camera with them in the background, but these girls, dressed like this (that is how niece was dressed, do not know how her friend was dressed) just assumed if he had a camera, it must have been for pictures of them. So apparently, Grandfathers cannot take their grandchildren out and take pictures of their own grandchildren because teenagers barely covered are worried about their pictures being taken? My sister just kept saying they have the right to wear swimsuits. In the course of the conversation, she said she would not have minded if it had been a teenaged boy taking pictures. I pointed out to her that if she thinks they are dressed so seductive that they are this scared of someone just having a camera out in public, then maybe they should not wear this sort of thing out in public. But my sister just keeps saying they have the right to wear whatever they want, but the grandpa should not have the right to have a camera there where someone like her daughter could end up in the picture. I think grandpa should have the right to take his own grandchildren to the pool and take pictures of his own grandchildren.
What do you think?