Women Parade in Yoga Pants in Protest of Man’s Letter

Hundreds of women protest past man’s house who wrote the controversial letter


“To all yoga pant wearers, I struggle with my own physicality as I age. I don’t want to struggle with yours,” writes Alan Sorrentino, the Rhode Island journalist.

Thus began the uproar of women of all shapes and sizes biting back at this letter.

In Barrington, Rhode Island’s local paper, Alan Sorrentino wrote very plainly his shameless disgust for women above the age of 20 to wear yoga pants.

“Not since the mini-skirt has there been something worn by so many women who should never have it on in the first place.”

“They do nothing to compliment a women over 20 years old. In fact, the look is bad. Do yourself a favor, grow up and stop wearing them in public.”

Any thoughts?

It’s difficult not to dramatically react to such a bold letter.

That’s why over hundreds of women–both young and old–formed a peaceful protest this recent Sunday past Sorrentino’s house.

All of them wearing their best yoga pants.

The goal was to promote a more “body-positive” response to the Sorrentino’s letter, fight back against his harsh words, and present a response to the never-ending criticism women have received for their bodies.

“While yoga pants seem to be a silly thing to fight for, they are representative of something much bigger — Misogyny and the history of men policing women’s bodies,” wrote Jamie Patrice, organizer of the yoga pants parade.

“I want women of all ages, shapes and sizes to know that it is okay to wear whatever makes them feel comfortable,” she continued.

Similar conflict has happened near West as well.

In the past, Shawnee Mission School District was rumored to have banned clothing items like leggings and yoga pants because of their “skimpy,” tighter fit.

Is this reason even plausible? Does it still apply to Sorrentino’s letter?

Perhaps it’s a good lesson that, although not everyone enjoys the view of certain women wearing what they choose, it still is not something that shouldn’t ultimately change what a person decides to wear.

–Or do.

At the end of the parade, the women all joined in for a celebratory yoga session.