LPGA slammed for ‘slut-shaming’ its own players

LPGA slammed for ‘slut-shaming’ its own players
Paige Spiranac (Image via Pinterest)

[Ed. – The whole prohibition seemed kind of silly until we noticed that ‘Teen Vogue’ agrees that women should be able to express themselves sartorially any way they choose. If a magazine that publishes a guide to anal sex for children believes the LPGA is being prudish, we withdraw our objection.]

The LPGA has introduced a stricter dress code for its players that some are describing as “body shaming.”

Starting Monday, tour pros will not be able to wear shirts with plunging necklines, leggings or short skirts.

LPGA President Vicki Goetze-Ackerman issued the new guidelines in an email, which quickly drew criticism from Teen Vogue magazine.

“As more and more pointless dress codes interfere with our daily lives, women are standing up for their right to wear what they want and not be slut-shamed. Apparently, the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) missed the memo about that.”

“[W]e don’t see why someone can’t look professional in leggings,” the magazine stated in an article on Sunday. “If anything, policing these women’s bodies and clothes takes away from their professional accomplishments. And if the sport wants a positive image, body-shaming is not the way to get it.”

Golfer Paige Spiranac, who has been criticized for wearing revealing clothes on the course, also weighed in.

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