Earlier this month, the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) put a new dress code into effect. The dress code bans plunging necklines, short skirts, leggings, and racerback tops without a collar.
For some folks, these new dress regulations encourage ‘slut-shaming‘.
Paige Spiranac, a 23-year-old professional golfer, likes to wear short skirts and tank tops.
“Spiranac has become one of the most polarizing figures in the sport. Is she a much-needed agent of change, helping golf reach a younger, more diverse audience while demonstrating the awesome power of social media? Or is she a sideshow exploiting our baser instincts while distracting from the real competition between the ropes?”
Paige fought back against the dress code in an article she wrote in Fortune:
“In a world where women are continually and unwantedly sexualized, this new rule serves as yet another reason for women to feel ashamed of their bodies, and a reminder that to be respected, they must alter their behavior because of outside perception,” she writes. “By labeling women as looking ‘unprofessional’ when showing cleavage or shorts worn under a skirt, the LPGA is … insinuating that women do not have control over the perception of their bodies, but rather that they must bend to the every whim of the male gaze.”
What do you think? Will the LPGA take back their dress code, or will the ladies of professional golf soon be wearing burkas?
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In July 2017, The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) introduced a new dress code banning plunging necklines, short skirts, leggings, and racerback tops without a collar.
Some say these new guidelines encourage “slut-shaming,” including actual players like Paige Spiranac.