Professional golfer Paige Spiranac is crying to the LGPA after the organization released new dress guidelines which get rid of short skirts and plunging necklines.
The Association claims the policy change is to constitute professionalism, but 24-year-old millennial Spiranac has her own definition of the new rules, and claims that it singles out just few distinct players. The San Diego native has been knocked in the past for her suggestive outfits on the course, and has attracted more than one million Instagram followers. But she is angry at the of the new rules, which now make her cover up, believing it goes after the ‘curvier, fuller-figured’ women.
She wrote in Fortune magazine:
‘As both an ambassador for golf and an advocate for the continued progress of women’s rights and equality in society, I fear that these new rules are stifling the growth of the women’s game.’
Many took offense with what they saw as a double standard between the men’s league and the women’s league.
Spiranac, who doesn’t presently have a LPGA card, goes on to try and compare her sport to other female athletes, such as pole vaulters and tennis players, who have been allowed to cut back the amount of clothing they wear in order to achieve better movement.
‘Take the vague banning of “plunging necklines.” What constitutes a plunging neckline? Most likely, this edict was put into place to eliminate the presence of cleavage. In that case, a curvier, fuller-figured woman would be chided and fined far more often than a woman with a smaller bust. 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.’
Major-winner Lexi Thompson, who also was upset with the new rules…So much so she posted a photo to Instagram on Thursday. In it, she attempted to mock the new dress code by posting a picture of herself dressed up like women from the 1800s.
‘Got my new #LGPA dress code compliant outfit ready to go!’
Here’s the thing, ladies: If you don’t like the rules, then establish your own league and have any rule you want. I make the same case for those nerds that claim the some type of Marvel or DC film adaptation is horrible because they didn’t stick to the script, or they should have done this, or that, or the film studios need to be boycotted…How about you fork out your own millions to get the movie of your choice made, and stop complaining what other people do or create with their own damn money.
If these ladies care so much about what they wear, get together and make your own golf association. Too difficult? Then get over it, because you are not in charge, and if you want to play in OTHERS playgrounds, you have to follow OTHER peoples rules. I know, I know, it’s such a novel concept…
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