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If you're not much of a legging fan, this news will make you become one for sure. A student newspaper has recently posted a letter received from Maryann White, a Catholic mother, who condemns leggings as a a piece of clothing: "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?" The Typical Student team learned how a letter started a Leggings Pride Day.
'Leggings are hardly slave girl outfits'
The Observer, a student newspaper serving Notre Dame University, Saint Mary's and Holy Cross Colleges posted a letter from a concerned mother urging female students "to stop wearing leggings." As reported by CNN, Ms White's concern lies in the fact that "young women wearing leggings make it harder for men not to look at their bodies." Ms White said she had been "ashamed for the women she saw wearing leggings and crop tops at a Catholic Mass she attended."
She wrote: "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." Modern entertainment and fashion industries have also been blamed by Ms White "for making it hard on Catholic women to teach their sons that women should be respected."
Leggings Pride Day
The letter, however, had an opposite effect. Anne Jarrett, a junior majoring in philosophy and gender studies and also an Irish reproductive rights activist helped create Leggings Pride Day Facebook event in protest of leggings shaming. Surprisingly, it was supported by a lot of women and men tired of being shamed for their fashion choices. The supporters of the Leggings Pride Day posted the pictures of themselves wearing leggings in solidarity with the movement.
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