Julie Gillis says that her choice of pants are her choice, and hers alone, and that the uptick in these stretchy, wonderful pants in culture is not even about anyone but the wearers. It’s about comfort, happiness, and health.
This is a comment by Julie Gillis on the post “Yoga Pants Nation“.
Julie Gillis said:
“But baggy sweatpants are also comfortable, so I can only assume there’s more to it. There is an implicit game here—the age-old tease where women flaunt and men look.”
Men and women both seem to manage just fine in countries where skin is revealed and sensuality is welcomed. There is nothing about me wearing yoga pants (or anyone) that is about teasing men. That’s like saying if an ankle is revealed from a Victorian garb, the woman is a hussy. Good lord.
If I enjoy how I look in yoga pants and you also enjoy it, there is no problem. But I am not wearing yoga pants to oppress your sexuality or tempt you into sin. You, the general you, are not much on my mind. When I dress to seduce, I do not tend to choose yoga pants. I wear yoga pants because they increase my feelings of flexibility and health and dance and that makes me happy. If that happiness translates into your admiration, ok. But it’s not my goal.
Sweatpants are not comfortable in yoga class.
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