Oh but they sell jewels you can put into your thong so that bit of your underwear is jewelry rather than just gross (...
They really do, a girl my mom works with wears them).
There is an odd sexualizing of the college-aged crowd and I don't know if it happened before or if it's new. An example? I went to a bar here last Thursday and there was a girl on the bar dancing, wearing a skirt that didn't quite cover her butt, no shirt, and no bra, or at least it was around her waist and not covering anything. The bartender poured water on her and her friend while they made out and danced on the bar. This is not unusual in the slightest, it wasn't a particularly wild party, it isn't only that bar, and it wasn't just one or two girls (one of the bartenders was wearing only a bra and no shirt as well). (and because I know someone will ask-- toplessness is completely legal in Columbus, for any reason, I could walk down the street right now with no top on at all). I've never been the type, and I don't understand it, and the way a lot of girls dress to go out is... I don't know. I try hard to cover me and my C-cup up, because I like it when people look at my face when they're talking to me, and as a result I always feel like somebody's overdressed mother or something.
Sorry for rambling, I would just like to know if this is really 'oh, every generation thinks that about the one younger than they' (which I think is what a lot of things are, about music, baggy pants, piercings, etc) or if this is just a change. These girls can't be much younger than me, more than a year and they'd need a fake ID (which of course many of them have).