It is probably one of the most embarrassing segments I have ever seen on Fox News–and that says a lot!
Fox assembled a panel of men to discuss whether or not women should be allowed wear leggings. They made sure to include Duck Dynasty star Willie Robinson, because obviously his opinions on women’s attire is of the utmost importance.
The madness all started over a YouTube video posted by a Tennessee woman which has now been viewed over 1 million times. In this video, the woman declares that “leggings ain’t pants” and require a long shirt to “make sure your tail is covered.”
Now this woman may have a point or she may be off base, but either way she is entitled to her opinion. As a woman, she is weighing in on how women dress and whether or not it is appropriate.
But is this really a subject men should be taking up? After all, we do not live in some at antiquated age where men decide what behavior is appropriate for women. Nor do we live in a society that demands women cover themselves or face punishment. We live in a modern, Western country where women are free to dress however they would like.
But that didn’t stop Fox News from deciding to weigh in on this hot button issue. Did they assemble fashion experts to talk about how leggings should be worn? Did they consult with a group of women on how they feel about it?
No, Fox asked a group of men their feelings on it, then proceeded to parade women in leggings in front of them and asked for their opinions. These men were asked how they felt about their wives or daughters wearing such tight clothing. Now, I am by no means a man who identifies as a feminist, nor do I particularly like the leggings and yoga pants trend that is popular today. But I am rational enough to know that as a man, my opinions on how women dress have absolutely zero validity.
It’s not my body, it’s not my appearance. I think this was a pretty stupid move on Fox’s part. Check out the video below and let us know what you think. Is this Fox panel appropriate?