To Girls Wearing "Cheeky" Bathing Suit Bottoms, Please Stop

To Girls Wearing "Cheeky" Bathing Suit Bottoms, Please Stop

This trend is ruining women's dignity, and it must be put to an end.
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As spring is starting to finally show its face after a long harsh winter, many women are becoming excited about all of the new spring fashion lines that are being released full of bright colors and fun pieces. However, upon the release of the new swimsuit line, I believe many women, including myself, are less than thrilled.

If you have no idea what I'm talking about, check it out. Just type "Bathing Suit Trends for 2017" into your Google search bar and "Cheeky" bikini bottoms will more than likely be at the top of your list. Coming from a female who cares about her body and self-image, this not only makes me angry but disappointed in the lack of value that women still have today.

First off, why should it be socially acceptable to wear basically a thong around in public in the summer months? Have bathing suit companies forgotten that often times, women are around young children and family members when sporting a bathing suit?

More importantly, what does it teach the younger generation who see women wearing these types of bathing suits? It surely doesn't teach them about having self-respect or dignity in themselves.

Now, I understand people are going to disagree with me saying things such as "Women should be free to wear whatever they want, men exercise that right, why shouldn't we?" or "If you're confident in it, rock it." Which if you're one of these people, I understand where you are coming from, BUT do you often see men roaming around in a speedo to attract attention?

The answer to that question is obviously no.

So... Why do women feel the need to succumb to showing more and more skin each year to attract attention?

Also, I'm all for the self-confidence, you should feel amazing and proud of what you wear; however, a line needs to be drawn firmly in the sand in regards to what is appropriate and what is not and "cheeky" bathing suit bottoms are not appropriate.

I mean think of yourself as a parent, would you want to see your daughter flaunting "her stuff" in a bathing suit that barely covers anything while boys flock to her every side? I think not.

Although I know many women this summer will not be listening to my advice, however, for those of you who do, thank you for showing respect to your bodies as well as yourselves. Our world needs more women like you to prove that we are characters of substance and value, not just itemized beauty to gawk at.

As for me, you'll find me this summer laying on a beach with a bathing suit that fully covers my behind.


SEE ALSO: A Response To The Woman Telling Girls Not To Wear Cheeky Swimsuits

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9 Eligible Princes You Need To Know About Now That Prince Harry Is Off The Market

You too could have a Meghan Markle fairytale
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Prince Harry's royal wedding is officially over and there won't be another British royal wedding for quite some time now, as Prince George is way too young to start thinking about that. Fortunately, there are plenty of other countries with plenty of other princes that are still eligible bachelors at the moment. Lucky for you, I did my research and compiled a list of all the eligible princes you need to know about know that Prince Harry has tied the knot with Meghan Markle.

1. Prince Louis of Luxembourg (31)

Prince Louis is the third son of the Grand Duke Henri and Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg. He has recently become a bachelor again after his separation with his wife of 10 years, Princess Tessy.

Fun Fact: He graduated from Richmond, The American International University of London with a BA in Communications. He can also speak Luxembourgish (the fact that's even a language is fun fact by itself), French, German, and English fluently.

2. Prince Sebastien of Luxembourg (26)

Prince Sebastien is the youngest child of the Grand Duke Henri and Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg, so if you marry him, you'll probably never actually be queen because he's pretty far removed from the throne. However, he's relatively young and single, so best of luck.

Fun Fact: For some bizarre reason, this prince actually went to college in Ohio. He played rugby and graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2015. Now, he is back in his home country and is an officer in the Luxembourg Army.

3. Prince Phillipos of Greece and Denmark (34)

You read that correctly, Prince Phillipos is the prince of not one, but two countries. He is the youngest son of King Constantine and Queen Anne Marie of Greece and Denmark. Unfortunately, Greece abolished their monarchy, so he's a prince in name only there.

Fun Fact: Like Prince Sebastien, Prince Phillipos also went to college in the United States. He earned his B.A. in foreign relations from Georgetown University in 2008. Fortunately, for us American girls, he is actually still living in the US and he works in New York City as an analyst at Ortelius Capital.

4. Prince Albert of Thurn and Taxis (34)

Ever heard of Thurn and Taxis? No? Me neither. Anyways, Prince Albert is from the House of Thurn and Taxis, which is essentially a very old German aristocratic family. He is the son of Prince Johannes XI of Thurn and Taxis and Countess Gloria of Schonburg Glauchau. His family is well known for their breweries and castles, so unless you're gluten-free, you can't really complain.

Fun Fact: He's not just a prince. He's also a racecar driver and 10 years ago he was ranked 11th on Forbes Magazine's List of The 20 Hottest Young Royals.

5. Prince Mateen of Brunei (26)

Prince Mateen is basically like all the guys you already know, except he's royalty. He's the prince of Brunei, which is a small country on the island of Borneo, south of Vietnam. He is one of the five sons of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, and he also has seven sisters. Maybe that's a little different than the guys you know, but one thing he takes very seriously, just like most frat guys, is his Instagram.

Fun Fact: Mateen enjoys playing polo, flying in his private plane, cuddling cute wild animals, and keeping up his Insta game with 890k followers. You can follow him @tmski.

6. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai (35)

Sheikh Hamdan also has a killer Instagram with 6.3 million followers. Anyways, Sheikh Hamdan is the billionaire crown prince of Dubai and the second son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is the prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and essentially the king of Dubai (Emir). He's actually next in line for the throne because his older brother died in 2015.

Fun Fact: Hamdan's hobbies include skydiving, zip lining, and diving, just to name a few, so if you're an adrenaline junkie, Sheikh Hamdan is the prince for you.

7. Prince Hussein of Jordan (23)

Prince Hussain is the son of the extremely beautiful, Queen Rania and Abdullah II of Jordan and next in line for the Jordanian throne. At 23, he's already a second lieutenant in the Jordanian Armed Forces and he was the youngest person ever to chair a UN Security Council Meeting


Fun Fact: Like Prince Phillippos, Prince Hussain also graduated from Georgetown University in Washington D.C.. Also, like Prince Mateen and Prince Hamdan, he's Insta famous with 1.3 million followers and you can follow him @alhusseinjo.

8. Prince Constantine-Alexios of Greece and Denmark (19)

Like Prince Phillipos, Prince Constantine-Alexios also has two countries. Lucky for us though, he is also living in the US right now attending Georgetown University in Washington D.C. (like pretty much every other prince, amirite?) He is the oldest son of Crown Princess Marie-Chantal and Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece.

Fun Fact: He's Prince William's godson, so that's pretty neat. However, if that wasn't cool enough, you might like to know that this Greek/Danish prince was actually born in New York. Oh yeah, you can also follow him on Instagram @alexiosgreece where he has 88.7k followers.

9. Prince Joachim of Belgium (26)

Prince Joachim of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este is the third child of Lorenz, Archduke of Austria-Este and Princess Astrid of Belgium. Although he bears the title, "Prince of Belgium," he is also Archduke of Austria-Este, Prince Royal of Hungary and Bohemia, and Prince of Modena. Unfortunately, he'll probably never actually be king in any of these countries as he is ninth in line to the Belgian throne.

Fun Fact: Prince Joachim has degrees in economics, management, and finance, but he decided to join the Nautical School in Brugge after completing college and is currently an officer in the Belgian Navy.

Hope is not lost for all you girls dreaming of finding a Prince Charming that's literally a prince. After reviewing the data, my best advice is to transfer to Georgetown where princes are basically around every corner.

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Have you ever heard something that just sticks with you and you don't really know why? Or maybe you do know why. Have you ever heard that one phrase or sentence that just opened your eyes to something that you never understood or thought about before? Or maybe what you heard stuck with you because it validated how you were feeling that day. Well I have, and that one little sentence came from a friend's Snapchat story.

That one phrase that caught my attention and has stuck with me ever since was, "You can be a sure person all you want, but that's not how life works."

Sounds silly right? But hear me out.

I heard this on the day that I was supposed to graduate from college, if I had done the typical four straight years of school. Not only was it supposed to be the day that I graduated, but it was supposed to be the day that my friend was supposed to graduate too. He was going on about how he was kind of blue that day but still very happy for everyone that was walking the stage, and that he knew that he needed to take time for himself, which I 100% felt, because I felt the exact same way.

I had a plan of how my life was going to be after I graduated from high school. But that is not how my life turned out. And for that I am extremely grateful. But this phrase really stuck with me because I had always been the type of person that planned everything out in detail and up until college my life went exactly how I wanted it to go. Life had never thrown me any curve balls so I just kept on planning my life out, like a little fantasy I had going on in my head.

This one phrase summed up my entire life after high school. Whatever I had planned for and tried to follow through with those plans step by step didn't seem to work out. Of course, I was frustrated and annoyed that nothing ever worked exactly the I wanted to. I knew that's not how life goes but I could never explain it or felt that everything was eventually going to be okay in the long run. That was until I heard the phrase, "You can be a sure person all you want, but that's not how life works." Once I heard that, everything changed. The way I looked at my life in the present, past and future completely changed.

I began to realize that life has it's own way of working things out. Which I already knew but always had a hard time believing. I heard that one single, simple, sentence and boom, I realized I was stressing myself out over things that are so small and won't matter in the grand scheme of things. I realized I was trying to have a picture perfect life when in reality no one has a picture perfect life, even though it might seem like some people do. There's always going to be hard days, and there's always going to be bumps in road on the way to achieve your goals.

I learned from this one single phrase that I need to take things one day at a time and keep moving forward. I learned that as long as I'm working toward achieving my goals, it doesn't matter how long it takes or how I get there. I learned that life works out how you need it to work out and not how you want it to work out.

Now like I said, I am extremely grateful that my life didn't work out the way I planned it. If life worked out the way I wanted it to work out, I wouldn't have all the great friends that I have now, I wouldn't be genuinely happy, I wouldn't have had all the great opportunities that I have now and so much more. I probably would be going insane from not learning how to cope and deal with high stress situations, I probably wouldn't have any friends or a strong support system and I probably would feel like my life is stuck in rut. Doing the same thing day in and day out.

From this one phrase I learned to stop and enjoy the journey that life is taking me on. I wish I had heard this way earlier on in life because when I look back on my life I realized the I missed so much because I was too busy trying to have such a perfect life. But now when I look at my future I can see so much more potential than I ever thought I could have. Though I don't regret missing anything that I missed, because I have a longer life than what I lived to make up for it.

So seriously stop sweating the small things and start enjoying your life. Stop trying to grow up too fast and enjoy being young and youthful. Stop trying to plan every detail of your life out because it's not going to work out that way.

Start enjoying every day. Sit back and enjoy the crazy beautiful ride that's called life. Trust me, you won't regret it.

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