Notre Dame Mom Tells Female Students Not to Wear Leggings to Church

A mother-of-four faced backlash after penning a letter pleading with female students at the University of Notre Dame to opt out of wearing leggings

A mother-of-four faced backlash after penning a letter pleading with female students at the University of Notre Dame to opt out of wearing leggings

A Catholic mom named Maryann White attended a Mass on campus, and was absolutely AGHAST that the women were strutting about in tight trousers like FLOOZIES, she wrote a letter to the editor to the student newspaper begging women to put on thicker bottoms.

White concluded her letter by reminding young women that while they do "have every right to wear them", that they also "have every right to choose not to".

White claims that female students who don such dress run the risk of tempting young men.

"I'm just a Catholic mother of four sons with a problem that only girls can solve: leggings".

Earlier in her letter, she wrote about the challenge of raising four sons to avoid gawking at legging-wearers.

"Instead of telling your son that girls are wrong for wearing leggings, instead of sexualising everything, how about raising your son to respect women and view them as valuable beyond their bodies", Heather Piccone wrote.

"My sons know better than to ogle a woman's body - certainly when I'm around. I thought of all the other men around and behind us who couldn't help but see their behinds", she wrote.

Meanwhile, Yahoo UK Style reports that the letter has been heavily criticised by students at the University of Notre Dame, with many respondents taking to Twitter to assert their right to wear whatever they love.

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"[My sons] didn't stare, and they didn't comment afterwards", she added.

The Catholic mother asked female students to stop wearing leggings "because of unsavory guys who are looking at you creepily and nice guys who are doing everything to avoid looking at you". "But we don't go around naked because we respect ourselves - we want to be seen as a person, not a body", said the concerned mother. Maybe, she proposed, Notre Dame women could be the first to start a trend by simply choosing not to wear the wildly popular stretchy trousers.

Women are wearing the trousers now, gurl, and they won't judge you for what you have on.

For many, leggings are god's gift to the world: they're cute, cozy, and can be a base for so many very different outfits.

"The human body is a lovely thing but ... we want to be seen as a person, not a body (like slave-girl Leia)", she said. "So, I think women should be able to wear leggings if they want to". "But you have every right to choose not to", White wrote.

Another student group, Irish 4 Reproductive Health, also reportedly planned a "Leggings Pride Day", while one senior wrote a response and created an informal protest, "The Leggings Protest".

She said she also anxious about leggings because young women's choice in clothing could lead to unwanted attention from the opposite sex.

The letter sparked an immediate backlash from students, who argued that their choice of clothing should not be policed and women should be free to wear what they want. People of all genders were invited to "make a conscious choice to wear leggings and thus affirm your right and ability to do so", then post photos on social media.

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