Christianity, double standards, yoga pants, and leggings

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The recent internet frenzy about women and yoga pants began with this heterosexist, patriarchal tweet,

And as the official feminist academic voice on leggings and yoga pants (only half joking), see Ban leggings on campus? Ludicrous – wearing leggings allows women to move like superheroes, I felt I needed to chime in if only to say that I thought it was well, heterosexist and patriarchal.

I shared it with the blog team to see if anyone had anything more profound to add. Someone suggested that you might also choose to wear yoga pants on your way to divorce court after leaving this guy and any other guys who hold this opinion.

Probably the best internet response came from Twitter user @shesbonky. She honed in on the double standard angle of it all.

“In honor of stupid Christians pretending that women’s leggings are too revealing, each day I will be posting a photo of a man, exercising in almost nothing, in public spaces,” @shesbonky tweeted and shared a photo of a man jogging topless.

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What’s the best response you’ve seen on social media to the tweet that started it all?

Black and white leggings

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