Maryann White, who describes herself as a â€œCatholic mumâ€, focused leggings-wearing feminine college students in a letter written within the College of Notre Dame pupil newspaper, The Observer.
â€œIâ€™m only a Catholic mom of 4 sons with an issue that solely ladies can resolve: leggings,â€ she wrote.
Whereas White insisted she is â€œnot making an attempt to insult anybody or infringe upon anybodyâ€™s rights,â€ she recollects an incident the place she got here throughout â€œa gaggle of younger girls, all carrying very snug-fitting leggings and all carrying short-waisted topsâ€ throughout a Mass service.
â€œA few of them actually appeared as if the leggings had been painted on them â€¦ Leggings are so bare, so type becoming, so exposing,â€ she continued.
â€œMay you consider the moms of sons the following time you buy groceries and contemplate selecting denims as an alternative?â€
The letter has been closely criticised by college students on the College, with college students and alumni taking to Twitter to claim their proper â€œto put on regardless of the heck they needâ€.
Whatâ€™s extra, a College of Notre Dame primarily based pupil group, Irish four Reproductive Well being, has launched â€œLeggings Delight Dayâ€ as a response to the letter â€“Â calling for college kids to don their leggings in protest.
They’ve even began the hashtag #LeggingsDayND.
a Catholic mother revealed an opinion in NDâ€™s newspaper that leggings Lead Males Into Sin so weâ€™re protesting our proper to not be accountable for males and to not be continually policed by morals or femininity #LeggingsDayND pic.twitter.com/bN7oTNheIc
â€” anne-marie (@anniejarr) March 26, 2019
Yahoo UK has contacted the College of Notre Dame for remark.
This isnâ€™t the primary time the observe of carrying leggings has precipitated controversy.
Again in 2017, a secondary college headteacherÂ allegedly instructed feminine college students they need to solely put on leggings to highschool in the event that theyâ€™re a dimension 4 or a six.Â
â€œExcept youâ€™re a dimension zero or a two and also you put on one thing like that, though youâ€™re not fats, you look fats,â€ you possibly can hear in what mother and father say is a recording of Taylor talking.