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In Christian Circles, the Debate Over Leggings and Female Butts Has Been Raging With Special Urgency.

I mean, don't get me wrong. There's a time and a place to wear knit leggings, which is the same time it's ok to wear sweatpants.

Still, the pearl clutching is pretty delightful...

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The result is seemingly endless cycles of debates within the Christian community about the communal ethics of spandex, a hothouse version of the broader cultural debate. “Modesty, Yoga Pants and 5 Myths You Need to Know”; “To the Christian Men and Women Debating Yoga Pants”; “Yoga Pants and What the Bible Really Says About Modesty”; “Should Christian Women Wear Leggings?”; “Why I Chose to No Longer Wear Leggings”; and my personal favorite, “Leggings: A Catholic Man’s Perspective.” For what it’s worth, America is doing pretty well right now by traditional measures of Christian morality: Teen abstinence is up; teen pregnancy is down; divorce is down. The visible-butt revolution has not ruined us yet.
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(None of those articles are nearly as fun as the concept of the conflict, sadly, I'm just so amused this is a thing.)
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You joke, but I bet if I wore leggings you guys would consider it a crime
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It's something they have been Wrangling over for years.
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They're lazy. Comfort isn't a garment I can tell yoh have a clit piercing in. Nor is it something 2 microns thick in 20 degree weather. But they can make a decent substitute for personality on a college campus.
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GameCrossing wrote:
It's something they have been Wrangling over for years.


booooooooooooooooooooo
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LEGGINGS ARE NOT PANTS!!!!!!

(I tell my gf, who disagrees, but she does make sure her dress or skirt or shirt or whatever covers things a little bit.)

If I wore tights with my bulge and ass on display to work like I have seen plenty of female coworkers do, I'm pretty sure I'd get a talking to. (Though to be fair I have heard of other departments including it in a dress code because of one ridiculous chick.)
 
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Huh.

A bunch of men holding forth on women and their clothing.

How novel...

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I witnessed a woman wearing nothing but yoga pant leggings and a lace bra while at Buc-ee's yesterday, and I can tell you that I'd prefer at least some modesty and/or decency in dress while in public.
 
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JasonJ0 wrote:
Huh.

A bunch of men holding forth on women and their clothing.

How novel...

:shake::gulp:


If you read the article, the triggering comment at Notre Dame and a lot of the religious articles are by women ><

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windsagio wrote:
JasonJ0 wrote:
Huh.

A bunch of men holding forth on women and their clothing.

How novel...

shakegulp


If you read the article, the triggering comment at Notre Dame and a lot of the religious articles are by women ><



At least some are women concerned about the impact of said yoga pants on their poor, poor sons...
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I witnessed a woman wearing nothing but yoga pant leggings and a lace bra while at Buc-ee's yesterday, and I can tell you that I'd prefer at least some modesty and/or decency in dress while in public.

In olden days, a glimpse of stocking
Was looked on as something shocking.
But now, God knows,
Anything goes.
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Terwox wrote:
GameCrossing wrote:
It's something they have been Wrangling over for years.


booooooooooooooooooooo


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Sorry, missed the 'No boys allowed' sign.
 
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Shadrach wrote:
Sorry, missed the 'No boys allowed' sign.


We're just trying to help Sue out since she doesn't have the time to talk to herself in half the threads on this board.
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Sue_G wrote:
windsagio wrote:
JasonJ0 wrote:
Huh.

A bunch of men holding forth on women and their clothing.

How novel...

:shake::gulp:


If you read the article, the triggering comment at Notre Dame and a lot of the religious articles are by women ><



I'm pretty sure he's talking about some of the people in this thread, dude.


I get that's what he meant, but it doesn't make any sense. Most of the people in the thread are making jokes about the subject, not weighing in seriously on its merits. With that in mind, I had to regress a level to try to give the comment a point beyond self-aggrandizement.

It still didn't make any sense though :(

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It's terrible how women force me to sin with my eyes by being attractive.
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I just wish we could get back to the old Garden of Eden Total Nudity Glory Days. True Christian that is...
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Shadrach wrote:
They're lazy. Comfort isn't a garment I can tell yoh have a clit piercing in. Nor is it something 2 microns thick in 20 degree weather. But they can make a decent substitute for personality on a college campus.


I can't have sex with your personality.
 
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I just wish we could get back to the old Garden of Eden Total Nudity Glory Days. True Christian that is...


We can only have that when we are too naive to understand it.
 
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JohnnyOffice wrote:
I just wish we could get back to the old Garden of Eden Total Nudity Glory Days. True Christian that is...

Christianity was, what, 4000 years later?
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Maybe those church-goers could have debates on how wealth keeps gathering at the very top, and how an increasing number of people are working yet still can't get out of "poverty" (which of course is an arbitrary line). That's way more indecent than yoga pants.

They may be tacky, but I, for one, welcome our yoga-pants-wearing overlords women. I
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leemc13 wrote:
I witnessed a woman wearing nothing but yoga pant leggings and a lace bra while at Buc-ee's yesterday, and I can tell you that I'd prefer at least some modesty and/or decency in dress while in public.


You are free to wear whatever you like to preserve your modesty.
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wifwendell wrote:
windsagio wrote:
JasonJ0 wrote:
Huh.

A bunch of men holding forth on women and their clothing.

How novel...

shakegulp


If you read the article, the triggering comment at Notre Dame and a lot of the religious articles are by women ><



At least some are women concerned about the impact of said yoga pants on their poor, poor sons...


I had previously seen the article and went through all those other articles listed. What stood out to me was the argument, in at least two if not more, articles of "think of the mom's of sons" It wasn't even about the sons, who I guess were presumed to just be forces of nature. Instead the mom's would have to put up with hand wringing over their boys, or some possible repercussions of their son's "passions."

It would be fascinating to have someone vigorously unpack and defend that argument in elaboration and detail. Instead it seems that the cultural discourse is to dance around it by just pointing in a direction and leave everything to the imagination. I'd imagine "think of the mom's of sons" is about shame, purity, social capital, worrying of children's salvation, etc.
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echoota wrote:
wifwendell wrote:
windsagio wrote:
JasonJ0 wrote:
Huh.

A bunch of men holding forth on women and their clothing.

How novel...

:shake::gulp:


If you read the article, the triggering comment at Notre Dame and a lot of the religious articles are by women ><



At least some are women concerned about the impact of said yoga pants on their poor, poor sons...


I had previously seen the article and went through all those other articles listed. What stood out to me was the argument, in at least two if not more, articles of "think of the mom's of sons" It wasn't even about the sons, who I guess were presumed to just be forces of nature. Instead the mom's would have to put up with hand wringing over their boys, or some possible repercussions of their son's "passions."

It would be fascinating to have someone vigorously unpack and defend that argument in elaboration and detail. Instead it seems that the cultural discourse is to dance around it by just pointing in a direction and leave everything to the imagination. I'd imagine "think of the mom's of sons" is about shame, purity, social capital, worrying of children's salvation, etc.


One of the articles (written by a dude) I read on this basically said something like this:

approximately wrote:
I'm not saying men are beasts that can't help themselves, but you've got to help protect them from sin, ladies!


(Noting that the sin in question is Jimmy Carter style lust in the heart not assault)
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Radical idea here: Just let women determine what they choose to wear and then treat it as nobody else's business.
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