Apparently the only time it’s acceptable to wear them is in the comfort of her own home.
Oregon mother Veronica Partridge has publicly declared that she has stopped wearing leggings as pants in public.
Not because of fashion. Not because she was tired of living the pretend-workout- lie that comes with wearing sports gear to a cafe. But because she doesn’t want to “entice” men other than her husband.
Sweety. Honey. Baby.
The American blogger wrote this post about her Very Important Pant-Related Decision, which she says is not strictly a campaign against leggings as pants but a personal choice not to encourage “lustful thoughts” from other men.
Veronica ‘Why I chose to no longer wear leggings’ Partridge explains how, when talking with friends, the divisive topic of leggings-as-pants came up:
The conversation was about leggings and how when women wear them it creates a stronger attraction for a man to look at a woman’s body and may cause them to think lustful thoughts.
She asked her husband Dale who, in his blessed honesty, told her it’s hard not to look at women who wearing leggings.
He told me, “yeah, when I walk into a place and there are women wearing yoga pants everywhere, it’s hard to not look. I try not to, but it’s not easy.”
Partridge says she made the ” personal vow” to no longer wear thin, form-fitting yoga pants of leggings in public.
The only time it’s acceptable to wear them is in the comfort of her own home.
WHATTTT. YOU WEAR PANTS AT HOME?
Partridge says the problem with skin tight, form fitting pants, is she knows men will “have a look”.
She says now that she’s only wearing leggings at home, her conscience is clear. She is honoring her husband in the way she dresses and being a good role model to her daughter by showing her that you should keep your bootayy for your husband’s eyes only like a good wifey should.
It’s your decision what you wear. So don’t let us stop you.
But where do you draw the line? Will you stop wearing heels because they accentuate your legs? What about your hair, in all it’s shiny, tousled glory? You better shave it off. Wearing a silk shirt? Oh god, don’t wear SILK, YOU TEASE. Don’t you know what they do with silk on Fifty Shades of Grey?
You should wear a potato sack. Oh actually DON’T WEAR A POTATO SACK.
The potato farmers will be thinking about your naked body rubbing against the hessian.
Partridge’s blog post has gone viral, leading to an appearance on Good Morning America in defense of the decision. In the ensuing storm she has re-iterated that she’s not wanting to lead a charge on this, that it’s merely a personal decision between her and her conscience.
A conscience that doesn’t quite understand that she’s not responsible for the way men think.