Maryann White wrote a letter to the editor at Notre Dame’s school paper asking the women on campus to “choose jeans” instead of leggings the next time they go shopping.
Why? Well, “because of unsavory guys who are looking at you creepily and nice guys who are doing everything to avoid looking at you. For the Catholic mothers who want to find a blanket to lovingly cover your nakedness and protect you — and to find scarves to tie over the eyes of their sons to protect them from you!”
I… what? Is this lady serious?
Look, I am all for enforcing a dress code at school, and I think kids should have to follow whatever the rules are, but if that school doesn’t have a rule against leggings, then this woman has ZERO right to tell these girls what to wear.
And honestly it’s perverse and a little offensive that she thinks these men aren’t above just losing their shit over women in tight pants. Like, can we give them more credit than this?
The people who think like this are such a big part of the problem, and the worst part is that they don’t see it at all. They think writing letters that compare slave-girl Princess Leia to women in leggings is okay.
When she says that the problem with Leia being Jabba’s slave was the outfit, and not the fact that she was on a leash and forced to due his bidding she is missing the point.
Who cares what she wears? It’s her body and she can do as she pleases. In fact, I would argue that saying her costume portrayed her as a slave and not the actual action of being a slave is so much worse than wearing a pair of leggings.
Teaching our sons this antiquated way of thinking, showing them that they can’t think for themselves isn’t going to work anymore.
Now is the time to show your sons how to CONTROL these urges you feel are pulsing through their bodies at all time. Teach them how to respect women no matter what they wear, or what they look like.
Even if they are wearing a Jabba-slave costume.