ELSEWHERE: The “Evolution of the Swimsuit” and Nostalgia for More Modest Days

Are your friends passing around that Q video where Jessica Rey talks about “The Evolution of the Swimsuit“? Now, I like a classy vintage-inspired suit as much as the next girl, but there’s good reason to take Rey’s argument with a grain of salt; the video, after all, amounts to an advertisement for her company. A group of ladies at Christianity Today offer a variety of helpful critical perspectives on the video, and Rachel Marie Stone expounds on her contribution at her personal blog, arguing that nostalgia requires selective memory.

About Amy Lepine Peterson

Amy Lepine Peterson teaches ESL Writing and American Pop Culture at Taylor University, but spends most of her time making a home in the cornfields for her best-friend-husband and two (frankly adorable) children. Look for her with a french press of coffee and a book or a screen, plus a little one on her lap, thinking about education, mothering, theology, tv, movies, music, and sustainable habits of living.


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