This is inspired by the swimsuit discussion in another thread.
Many posters have taken issue with "bikinis", which makes sense in the context of a female OP inquiring about bathing suits.
I am curious what people think about the idea of bare-chested men on the beach.
Is it immodest and should men cover up? Why or why not? Is modesty determined by cultural convention or what women find attractive (chest/arms are pretty attractive to women)?
In addition, why do nearly all conversations around modesty devolve into a discussion of women's dress code with no attention given to what men wear. This is not meant to inspire people to proclaim that men can also be immodest, but more of an exploration of the source for this behavior in people (most clearly exhibited in muslim societies, where men have no modesty standards and women are restricted to the extreme).
Is it because men have historically been in power and have a biological desire to hide "their women" from other men? Is it because the story of modesty has been told from the perspective of male power, and since men are generally "tempted" by women and not other men the focus has been on what women wear?
Would a society where women had been "making the rules" have rules for male modesty but not female modesty, or do women just not care if other women see "their men"?