March for Misogyny: Women Fight for the Right to Wear Yoga Pants
Last week, a man by the name of Alan Sorrentino criticized women over the age of 20 wearing yoga pants in an angry letter to the Barrington Times.
He said, "(O)n mature, adult women there is something bizarre and disturbing about the appearance they make in public," he wrote. "Maybe it's the unforgiving perspective they provide, inappropriate for general consumption, TMI, or the spector [sic] of someone coping poorly with their weight or advancing age that makes yoga pants so weird in public."
After hearing this message, many contentedly attired protesters marched right past the home of Sorrentino in Rhode Island and came full force for the world’s first yoga pants parade.
From the Boston Globe: A letter to the editor by a man in Barrington, R.I., that criticized women over the age of 20 wearing yoga pants spurred a response, which included a parade of hundreds of women, and men, in yoga pants past the man’s house. Our ridiculous leggings are making their way all over the world! Long live the fart joke! Available at thelittlevolcano.com #leggings #yogapants #feminist #feministyogapants #boston #bostonglobe #yogapantsparade
The trolls of twitter are already having a ball with this photo. Let me explain: it was an intentional response to the organizers asking " positive vibes only". I thought that was unrealistic. The #yogapantsparade wasn't about yoga but the different disciplines of yoga recognize that anger exists. I can transform anger through yoga practice. Or I can transform it by walking in the sun with a great group of people who definitely had a positive, but fed up vibe.
One peaceful rally-goer explained why they decided to march for misogyny. "While yoga pants seem to be a silly thing to fight for, they are representative of something much bigger... the history of men policing womens bodies."
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