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No, seriously.

The War on Women isn't bad enough already and we have to put up with this crap?

Today the head of Lululemon yoga or whatever wear (I'm not walking in there because I'm not paying $100 for a pair of see through leggings and it’s down the damn block) has announced that his cheap, crappy clothing isn't cheap, crappy clothing - it's just that our fat asses and apparent inability to use yoga pants for like, yoga, is causing them to break.

"Frankly some women's bodies just don't actually work for it," Wilson said. "They don't work for some women's bodies. It's really about the rubbing through the thighs, how much pressure is there over a period of time, how they much they use it."

Note - the cheapest pair of Lululemon yoga pants goes for about $98. They go up to a size 12, or a 32.5” waist. I’m pretty sure it was a long damn time ago when teenybopper magazines quit announcing that thighs should not touch, and when we realized that women’s bodies are like, different.

FFS, we’re talking about people that once wrote on their Facebook page that “"Our product and design strategy is built around creating products for our target guest in our size range of 2-12." They don’t DO big girls.

I do yoga. I run (badly). I jump horses. I work a farm. And you know what? My thighs touch. And I’m no less lovely for it. I’m actually pretty sure that I’m the only one that ever even noticed it because frankly, I’ve got a damn good ass.

But I’d imagine that between my touching thighs and my penchant for actually moving,
Wilson of Lululemon would probably suggest that my body isn’t right for their clothes.
For the record, I am a size two in street clothes, about 110 lbs at 5’5”, and according to their size charts, I’m a Lululemon size “small.”

I know this is a site for mostly political commentary, but I think this speaks to a greater attitude – one where we hold women to an impossible standard and when they aren’t perfect enough, we blame them. Our culture still prefers to blame a woman’s thighs than it does to address a problem.

This isn’t about yoga pants. This is about people that see women as tools.

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