Mum faces backlash after suggesting women should stop wearing leggings for the sake of men.
The mother details her issue with leggings and it boils down to this: leggings expose women’s bodies, men are compelled to objectify them and that isn’t fair on the good guys.
She describes them as an ‘unforgiving garment’ ‘naked’ and ‘exposing’.
She argues: “The fashion industry has caused women to voluntarily expose their nether regions in this way.”
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The mother writes that leggings undermine mothers like her’s attempts to teach their sons to respect women.
“(Fashion like leggings) makes it hard on Catholic mothers to teach their sons that women are someone’s daughters and sisters,” she writes.
“That women should be viewed first as people — and all people should be considered with respect.”
People soon slammed the mother’s post as problematic and it has sparked vocal protest from people who say a woman shouldn’t be held responsible for a male’s gaze.
They argue the mother plays into the ‘victim-blaming’ mentality of evaluating a woman based on her dress.
a Catholic mom published an opinion in ND’s newspaper that leggings Lead Men Into Sin so we’re protesting our right to not be responsible for men and to not be constantly policed by morals or femininity #LeggingsDayND pic.twitter.com/bN7oTNheIc
— anne-marie (@anniejarr) March 26, 2019
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