frivolous story of the year

Facing the inevitable patriarchal backlash… (Groups of people are going to Hell, but only one item.)

This story was considered by USA Today as the biggest news item out of Rhode Island of this last year.  (Oregon’s was the Malheur Refuge Trial, which in my mind, is either or isn’t a bigger deal — I can’t decide.  Depends on what I value at the moment, I suppose.)


I’m somewhat puzzled by the protest.  You have the right to wear Yoga Pants.  You have to right to shake your heads furiously at the wearing of yoga pants.  You have the right to tell the man shaking their heads furiously at the yoga pants to stick it up their craw.  More generously, unless further provoked by the leering head shaker, I’d think tact would require the simple shrug or ignoring.

Organize parades of protest down the house of letter writers to the editors?  Is this going to become a trend that’s coming down the pike in our divided America?

Sure.  This is about more than that one letter to the editor.  It’s the puritanical drive to change the attitude wherever you see the attitude.  So this is about where it irks everyone:

Yoga pants can be adorable on children and young women who have the benefit of nature’s blessing of youth.
However, on mature, adult women there is something bizarre and disturbing about the appearance they make in public.

Which makes it all the more amusing that in the oosphere of the Internet, the story just becomes a place to pin the ogling of 20-something year old women’s stretchy pants.  Write a letter to the editor excoriating topless bikinis, and see if you can provoke a protest.

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