Last week, The Barrington Times, a Rhode Island newspaper, received and published a strongly worded letter to the editor that took women everywhere by surprise: "To the editor: The absolute worst thing to ever happen in women fashion is the recent development of yoga pants as daily wear outside the yoga studio," the letter began.
The letter's writer, who revealed himself to be a 63-year-old named Alan Sorrentino (aka now the most hated man in the world), went on to say that yoga pants can be "adorable" on those "who have the benefit of nature's blessing of youth." But on "mature women," they're "bizarre and disturbing," and wearing them in public is akin to "wearing a Speedo to the supermarket." Oof.
As you might have guessed, the backlash to Sorrentino's letter was intense: Women both in and outside the Rhode Island community were outraged by his suggestion that some women weren't "attractive" or "fit" enough to be wearing yoga pants. That's why they held a local Peaceful Yoga Pants Parade in protest. Women of all shapes, sizes, and ages came out (in their yoga pants, of course) to support their right to wear what they want, when they want. Because, as the event organizers wrote on the event's Facebook page, "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."
In the spirit of the inspirational women who stood up to Sorrentino in Rhode Island, we've rounded up 10 of our favorite body-positive fitness bloggers who, despite what others might think, look neither "bizarre" nor "disturbing" in their yoga pants. Quite the contrary: They look fabulous.
[h/t Huffington Post]