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    Yoga Pants - Appropriate?

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    A recently enforced ban on yoga pants and leggings by a high school in Rockport, Massachusetts, has some students and parents saying the policy goes too far. Rockport High School’s dress code states that students are not to wear the offending pants however, students say the policy was not enforced until recently.

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    I gotta say....yoga pants are one of the greatest inventions ever....when worn by the right females....

    But are yoga pants appropriate things for kids/girls to wear to school?

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    Re: Yoga Pants - Appropriate?

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    Re: Yoga Pants - Appropriate?

    Eh,

    I doubt its that disruptive to the educational environment and some idiot is on some moral crusade or something.
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    Re: Yoga Pants - Appropriate?

    As long as they're neither too tight (camel toe eeeew), nor see-through, I don't see why they would be "distracting". I agree with the young girl who feels "objectified" by this silly rule. This just teaches them that women are basically responsible for the reaction the opposite sex has to their appearance. I'm not sure it's such a good idea to perpetuate that kind of idiotic thinking.
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    Re: Yoga Pants - Appropriate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    As long as they're neither too tight (camel toe eeeew), nor see-through, I don't see why they would be "distracting". I agree with the young girl who feels "objectified" by this silly rule. This just teaches them that women are basically responsible for the reaction the opposite sex has to their appearance. I'm not sure it's such a good idea to perpetuate that kind of idiotic thinking.
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    Re: Yoga Pants - Appropriate?

    My fiance and I were talking about this topic in a more general manner about a month or so ago. It's not just young ladies in school environments. It's ladies of a wide variety of ages throughout the public areas of our society. I asked her when it had become appropriate for women to wear yoga pants/leggings without some sort of covering for the upper part of the leg and hip area. She just shook her head and told me she didn't know either. When I was growing up (born in 1974), a young woman would have been thrown out of school for showing up without something covering her leggings. It was simply not considered appropriate. Nowadays, I see women of a variety of ages wearing nothing more than yoga pants/leggings without a covering almost everywhere I go.

    It seems to me that we as a society have become much more accepting of women openly displaying and advertising parts of their body that we were not comfortable with them displaying as recently as 10-15 years ago. Whether that's a matter of the increased sexualization of society, a general reduction in the self-esteem of women in society, or something else, I have no idea. As a red-blooded, heterosexual, American male, I enjoy an attractive female body. However, I don't believe that I (or anyone else) needs to be seeing a 15 or 16 year old in jeans/yoga pants/leggings so tight that you can tell what she's wearing underneath them. The same way I don't need to see her bra straps, her belly button, or any part of her chest. Save that for when you're a little bit older, hopefully a lot wiser, and much more understanding of the world around you and how you appear to it.

    So, I have to agree with the school on this one. There is no need for a young woman to be wearing yoga pants/leggings without some sort of sweater, skirt, etc... covering at least down past her buttocks (at the very least).

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    Re: Yoga Pants - Appropriate?

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    Eh,

    I doubt its that disruptive to the educational environment and some idiot is on some moral crusade or something.
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    Re: Yoga Pants - Appropriate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    My fiance and I were talking about this topic in a more general manner about a month or so ago. It's not just young ladies in school environments. It's ladies of a wide variety of ages throughout the public areas of our society. I asked her when it had become appropriate for women to wear yoga pants/leggings without some sort of covering for the upper part of the leg and hip area. She just shook her head and told me she didn't know either. When I was growing up (born in 1974), a young woman would have been thrown out of school for showing up without something covering her leggings. It was simply not considered appropriate. Nowadays, I see women of a variety of ages wearing nothing more than yoga pants/leggings without a covering almost everywhere I go.

    It seems to me that we as a society have become much more accepting of women openly displaying and advertising parts of their body that we were not comfortable with them displaying as recently as 10-15 years ago. Whether that's a matter of the increased sexualization of society, a general reduction in the self-esteem of women in society, or something else, I have no idea. As a red-blooded, heterosexual, American male, I enjoy an attractive female body. However, I don't believe that I (or anyone else) needs to be seeing a 15 or 16 year old in jeans/yoga pants/leggings so tight that you can tell what she's wearing underneath them. The same way I don't need to see her bra straps, her belly button, or any part of her chest. Save that for when you're a little bit older, hopefully a lot wiser, and much more understanding of the world around you and how you appear to it.

    So, I have to agree with the school on this one. There is no need for a young woman to be wearing yoga pants/leggings without some sort of sweater, skirt, etc... covering at least down past her buttocks (at the very least).
    Great post. Certainly not as old as you, but I loved the way life was even 10 years ago. Nowadays everything is about Facebook, Twitter, and the latest tight skirt to display. Society is too sexualized, today.
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    Re: Yoga Pants - Appropriate?

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    Thoughts?

    I gotta say....yoga pants are one of the greatest inventions ever....when worn by the right females....
    But are yoga pants appropriate things for kids/girls to wear to school?
    Unfortunately when worn by the wrong people (note I am not being gender specific) They are one of the worst inventions ever.
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