This article of clothing is making men lose their everloving mind..
Midwest High School Tells Girls to Stop Wearing Yoga Pants
"What is it about yoga pants?” I asked my friend Ben recently.
"They’re tight and they show off your butt," he said slowly, like I was an idiot for even asking. And apparently I was! Because a high school in Minnesota is taking a stance on this very serious student issue. (I assume this means they’ve resolved the other issues of drugs, unwanted pregnancies, irresponsible drinking, truancy, etc…). They’re telling female students not to wear yoga pants to school because they’re "distracting" their male peers.
After one father wrote a rather severe letter on the matter to the school’s principal that called for a school-wide ban ("[Yoga pants] serve exactly one purpose—to draw boys' attention to areas fathers would rather not talk about or mention by name…"), principal Dave Adney wrote a slightly gentler (albeit very specific) letter to parents meant to discourage their daughters from wearing their Spandex of Sin into the classroom:
"In past years this has not been a major problem since fashion norms called for a long sweatshirt, jersey or sweater to be worn in conjunction with the leggings," read the letter posted by CityPages. "Evidently, this fall another pattern has emerged and we are requesting parent support: Some of our girls have chosen to wear t-shirts with the leggings, thus exposing more leg and backside area."
Like many women, I pull out my yoga pants in the occasional non-downward-dog-facing position. But these times are always unsexy, like when I have to drop off my dry cleaning or give my cat eyedrops. And yet, in the last few months we’ve become increasingly aware that, in Dude World, these sloppy workout duds carry some kind of weird sexual power.
Nevertheless, this is completely insane. "Boys will be boys" is a sentiment that comes naturally to us, but we’re just a stone’s throw away from banning girls in T-shirts! And then girls in jeans! Next thing you know, girls will have to wear mandatory full-body Big Bird suits to school. And that amount of Big Birds WILL get confusing. I mean, that’s just feminism.
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