Okay LET’S TALK ABOUT THIS REAL QUICK because I love this line. So for those of you who don’t know, that’s Thanos. Thanos is a big galactic baddie who goes around royally fucking shit up, because he’s in love with the personification of Death. He basically kills a shit ton of people in an attempt to seduce her. So the Other says that to challenge the humans is to court death, and he probably meant that it’s dangerous and might not end well, but Thanos turns and grins. Because he literally wants to court Death.
Jessica Rey presents the history of the evolution of the swimsuit including the origins of its design, how it has changed overtime and the post-feminist association of the bikini symbolizing female empowerment. She refers to neuro-scientific studies revealing how male brains react to images of scantily clad women versus images of women deemed modest and what the implications of the results are for women in society.
(Note: As the OP, I disagree with Rey’s approach to putting the onus on women to alter ourselves rather than to alter the male perception of women – brain wiring has plenty to do with socialization and if we worked against the culture that fuels men’s objectification of women, women’s clothing choices would matter far less in terms of how men perceive us and determine how to interact with us).