Yet another school has banned yoga pants! Administrators at St. Joseph High School in Barrhaven, Ottawa say yoga pants are too tight and revealing, which is in violation of the school’s dress code and are sending students home to change, or handing out suspensions to those who don’t comply.
The following statement was issued by the school’s admin as a warning:
“Please remind your students that appropriate clothing is required. For our ladies, if they are wearing ‘Lulu Lemon’ pants or ‘jeggins’ of sorts, a long shirt covering them is required, otherwise they will be sent home and asked to change . . .”
Is this a silly overreaction? A parent of a St. Joseph student thinks so.
“This is just as ridiculous as the school that recently banned certain types of balls because a parent got hit in the head with one. If you say it out loud – it really does sound silly – ‘my daughter’s high school banned yoga pants,’” wrote [Kathie] Cloutier.
“As far as I’m concerned, if the schools keep pushing these ridiculous rules – all you will succeed in doing is pushing our childrens’ interest in school right out the door!”
We’ve seen this happen a few times in recent months. While yoga pants aren’t the most fashionable (we’re looking at you Vancouver) they sure are freaking comfy! We understand the part about distractions, and Pythagorean knows our teen brain was swimming with extracurricular thoughts in geometry class, but there’s something about the yoga pants ban that has us wondering if this doesn’t send a message that there’s something wrong with the female form. No skin is being shown, but you have to hide your curves, ladies. Perhaps it’s us, but it just doesn’t sit well. Though, admittedly, we were probably too modest to go around with our behind uncovered anyway.
[via CTV Ottawa CTV]