Leggings, Yoga Pants Banned From Middle School Because They Are “Too Distracting For Boys”

  • Haven Middle School in Evanston, Illinois, has banned female students from wearing leggings, shorts and yoga pants, allegedly because the clothes are “too distracting for boys.” Sigh, and body policing and the “Are Leggings Pants?” debate continues. Some grown men can’t handle yoga pants, either. Maybe President Obama should issue an executive order banning them entirely? [Evanston.Patch.com]
  • The founders of a “revenge porn” site, where sexually explicit images of women are posted without their consent (usually sent in by their exes), have been ordered to pay $385,000 for posting photos of a woman taken when she was a minor. [Ars Tehnica]
  • Michigan’s “rape insurance” abortion rider has gone into effect. [Huffington Post]
  • What we must learn from the murders of Black lesbian couple Britney Cosby and Crystal Jackson, allegedly by Britney’s father. [EBONY]
  • Lawyers for an accused rapist in Georgia are trying to claim he wouldn’t have sexually assaulted the victim because he’s too good-looking. Who knew all rapists were butt-ugly and only rape because they’re too unattractive to get laid?! [kiroTV]
  • 20 facts that will make you happy about sex! [Nerve]
  • How to teach creative writing to undergrads while being a feminist harpy. [The Awl]
  • A new mother whose boss told her “It’s best you go home with your babies” won’t get a discrimination trial. [Think Progress]

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