“We hereby vindicate a woman’s right to clothe herself in active wear…”
It seems that everywhere we turn, women are being berated for their latest transgression: that is, wearing active wear, whilst not necessarily doing active things.
Last weekend, The Daily Telegraph asked the age-old question: “Active wear: Is this fashion fit for the streets?” which prompts us to ask ‘Women: When will we be fit for the streets regardless of what we’re wearing?’
As expected, the debate was well thought out and compelling. One individual, who is a female person and thus has the authority to tell other female people what they ought to be doing, is firmly against this abhorrent practice, arguing that “it’s just lazy”, and that we should “put on some normal clothes. Jeans? A top that requires ironing?”
So, after enduring foot binding, corsets, heavy wigs, those dresses with the hoola hoop (ahem ‘crinoline’), high heels and unnaturally tight jeans, women are still not entitled to comfort.
We are two people who shall not stand for this injustice any longer. We reserve the right to dress ourselves in active wear, whilst not necessarily doing active things, and go about our day in runners, tights and a t-shirt, like so many women before us have been denied the opportunity to do.
If Queen Elizabeth the First had access to active wear she could have saved serious time getting ready in the morning. Her productivity would have vastly improved with being able to walk much faster and being able to WALK THROUGH DOORWAYS without her clothing getting stuck.
[Wow brb while we pursue careers as photo editors… ]
On Facebook, almost 300,000 people like the page “Leggings are NOT pants”, LANP in short. While we really don’t feel as though the acronym was necessary (… you’re not PETA), what is particularly troubling are the comments on the page, left by concerned members of the public.
One distressed individual has written, “Leggings as pants are immodest”, before strengthening her already impeccable argument with the point, “Sorry to say peeps but leggings as pants is a slutty look”.