Yoga Pants part two…

I can’t let this one go… Not yet… There’s an article today about how a school in Maryland (or DC) is banning ‘leggings’, otherwise known as… Yoga Pants… I’m impartial when it comes to supporting or opposing such a ban. Both sides of the argument are completely legit and it really doesn’t offend me that girls wear such a thing. Well, some do…

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This article I read today is nothing new. Dress codes, freedom of expression, communist state, etc. etc…

School ‘Cracks’ down on leggings.

The comments and discussion thread is what really got me going. As one commenter put it, “it’s the schools way of saying ‘no camel toe’ without actually having to say it. Other commenters argued that it’s infringing on freedoms and it’s not right to get so controlling about what people wear. Then of course the issue came up in regards to influencing rape and sexual assaults at all levels. “You can’t blame the girls for what they wear”, “The guys should have more self-control”, “It’s the parents fault for letting them dress like whores”… so many avenues of discussion that it would be hard to sum it up in one simple blog entry or article.
For the record: As a guy, I LOVE yoga pants. I thoroughly enjoy seeing a good looking girl in those wonderful garments. Please please please don’t outlaw them. They make my day so much brighter!

Now the reality of it. I did a Google search for ‘yoga pants’ and to no big surprise, some of the initial results were filtered because of adult content. After those, most of the results were from the ever popular site, http://www.girlsinyogapants.com , and recommended search terms being ‘petite girls in yoga pants’, ‘teens in yoga pants’, ‘Camel toe yoga pants’…. My argument is really against the people who think that other people should not mind or notice these oh-so-revealing pants. Sure, they are super comfortable… got it. You work out in them… got it. Who cares… got it.

These are primarily a sexual thing. Period. Whether that’s the wearer’s intention or not, it is the absolute truth. Prepare to get oogled, talked about, maybe even stalked… or worse. It doesn’t make it acceptable that people (guys) will do that but it is simply the way it is. It leaves little to the imagination and opens up a flood gate of distraction and mis-directed infatuation all because a girl accentuates the presence of a well taken care of sexual area. (well, actually it flatters the form even if the wearer is in less than perfect shape).

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I am in no way a super conservative person, but the ignorance of such a thing is a signal (to me at least) that our society is headed in the wrong direction. We don’t need to be controlled by government or administrators in regards to how we conduct ourselves if it isn’t harming anyone. We do need to police ourselves when it comes to being responsible and respectable human beings. As much as I love yoga pants on a beautiful girl, I understand that I can’t assume she is looking for a good time and nothing else. Others however won’t see it the same way. A sex crazed social misfit may simply get too enticed and act on their urge. Not her fault I know, but it should be understood that if you dress a certain way you need to be prepared for attention that you may not want.

On the less than extreme effect these things have on people (mainly guys), is the general perception of the girl. Does she wear a long shirt to cover her ass or does she conveniently wear a short shirt to offer a full view? Does she place herself in situations where she otherwise wouldn’t be if she was wearing baggy jeans?
Wake up girlies… What you convey to others is proportionate to the respect you receive. Whether you intend to or not, if you are viewed as a sexual object then that’s simply what you’ll become. Unfortunately yoga pants are the most awesome eye candy…

I rest my case… for now…

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