I'm not sure why high school student Leandra Medine had to call her blog: "The Man Repeller," but apparently the title appeals to today's feminist sensibility. Who knew?
Beyond all of the pseudo-deep reflections about what certain fashion statements do or do not do to the male gaze-- read some of them here and here-- let's imagine that women can be attractive without baring nearly all of their intimate assets. I hope that that's not too radical a notion.
Better yet, why not see the trend, assuming that it's real, as signifying a wish by some women to return to modesty.
Clearly, there's nothing wrong with modesty. There is something wrong when a normal tendency for women to be more modest has to be larded over with empty feminist musings.