In this post by Tammy Swift:
"Please, people. Just put on some pants already.
In this post by Heather Riggleman:
"Comfortable as they may be, think of leggings more as a warmer alternative to tights than a stretchy alternative to work pants. Unless you’re headed out for a run, tight spandex pants should never be worn with a cropped sweater, T-shirt, or any other top that doesn’t cover your glutes."Don't care. I'll show my ass if I want to.
" 1. Your no-no zone, which is about from your belly to about 3 inches below your glutes, should not be seen in close form ever, at least in public. This means I should not know the contour and shape of your thighs, glutes and hips in one glance. I have yet to see a no-no zone that’s cute except for toddlers in cloth diapers.
Your no-no zone should be covered by a long shirt, dress or tunic when worn with leggings. Yoga pants are not to be worn in public either — except at the gym, but even then: Leggings are not pants."Are you FIVE YEARS OLD? A no-no zone? And what does she think regular pants do? Has she never seen tight jeans?
"3. If I can see the pattern of your underwear, you have mistaken leggings as pants. Go home and change into a pair of jeans, please. Leggings are not pants."
I will absolutely never wear jeans. STFU. Don't care. Maybe my panties are pretty.
"listen girls. Little T-shirts, yoga pants or leggings with fuzzy boots is NOT, I repeat, not an outfit. Please go home and search Pinterest for more figure-flattering ideas. "
It is very much an outfit. Don't care what may be flattering to you.
"6. If I’m taking my 9-year-old son to the store, and he runs into an aisle and explains he saw your “bouncy bootie,” we have a problem. For the safety of my child, review the ways leggings are to be worn. I have already been teaching my son’s eyes how to “pingpong off the thong.” Once again: Leggings are not pants."
HERE we have it!!! It's modesty culture. You don't teach your son to not look at butts in that way unless you have fucked up ideas about lust.
Leggings are pants. Yoga pants are pants. Soft pants are pants. Down with Pantriarchy!!!