Pantriarchy: The social construct that states or implies that pants with a rigid waistband are morally, socially, professionally, and fashionably better than pants with a soft, comfortable waistband.
When stated like that, it sounds obviously fucking ridiculous. But it is the default in our society.
Why? Why is discomfort commendable? Why is "effort" commendable? Why is something that is ill-fitting to curvy bodies commendable?
Why is this writer obsessed with "real pants?"
"Another excuse for wearing yoga pants is self-proclaimed laziness. In reality, it takes the same amount of energy to put on jeans and a top and you look infinitely better and you feel better too, because nobody feels pretty in yoga pants. If you look good, then you feel good, and if you feel good, you perform well, and if you perform well, you succeed.
Don’t let yoga pants get in the way of your success."
It takes the same amount of effort? Tell that to people WHO LITERALLY CAN'T FIND PANTS THAT FIT! Also, I do feel good in yoga pants.
Or this writer:
"The women here dress like shit. I'm all for women working out and staying fit but when they're finished exercising, why can't they shower and change into something dressier, like jeans?"JEANS ARE DRESSY???
"But I do care, and here's why. When I go out in public, I make an effort. I see it as a sign of respect to myself, to the people whose businesses I patronize and upon whose company I choose to inflict my charming self....Yoga pants or any piece of overly-casual wear, is a metaphor. It says, "MY personal comfort trumps any regard I have for anyone else."
The idea that it shows respect for people when you outfit your body in uncomfortable clothes that bind your belly is the MOST ABSURD thing I've ever heard in my life!
Or Tim Fucking Gunn:
"Comfort isn't an valid excuse, either, says Gunn. There are plenty of clothes you could wear that are cozy— say, a Diane von Furstenburg wrap dress, which has the stretch but remains sleek and chic."
Yes, let me put on my Dianne von Furstenburg wrap dress to go to the Walmart!
" "That's the thing about overly casual dressing," says Gunn. "It says: 'I don't give a rat's ass about anything.'"MAYBE I DON'T GIVE A RAT'S ASS ABOUT WHAT YOU THINK.
And none of this even touches on the banning of yoga pants and leggings in schools, which is utterly discriminatory and sexist.
FUCK THE PANTRIARCHY