BREAKING NEWS: Women have rear ends
| “She told them leggings were ‘too suggestive,’ so they wore them in protest”
By Loumay Alesali and Christina Zdanowicz, CNN
| Mar 28, 2019
A scathing letter to the editor about leggings started a pro-leggings movement on a college campus.
CNN – “Leggings are so naked, so form fitting, so exposing. Could you think of the mothers of sons the next time you go shopping and consider choosing jeans instead?” a Catholic mother wrote.
Maryann White urged female students to stop wearing leggings in a letter to the editor this week in The Observer, a student newspaper serving Notre Dame University, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross Colleges.
She said young women wearing leggings make it harder for men not to look at their bodies.
“You couldn’t help but see those blackly naked rear ends.”
She said she was ashamed for the women she saw wearing leggings and crop tops at a Catholic Mass she attended.
“You couldn’t help but see those blackly naked rear ends. I didn’t want to see them — but they were unavoidable. How much more difficult for young guys to ignore them,” White wrote.
The letter blaming women’s clothes for men’s sexual behavior inspired students at Notre Dame University in Indiana to organize a movement and wear leggings to protest White’s views.
They wore leggings in protest
Anne Jarrett, a junior majoring in philosophy and gender studies, is also an activist at Irish 4 Reproductive Health, a campus advocacy group for reproductive rights. She helped create the protest and a Facebook event called Leggings Pride Day.
“We’re protesting our right to not be responsible for men and to not be constantly policed by morals or femininity,” Anne Jarrett said in a tweet where she posed with short leggings. Read more.
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