Though the great "should leggings be considered pants?" debate has been around for years, the controversy surrounding women's dress codes was furiously reignited after Shannon Watts tweeted about two girls being banned from boarding a flight until they changed out of the leggings.

Following the severe backlash, Jonathan Guerin, a spokesperson at United Airlines, assured Mashable that the leggings restriction solely applies to a select group of people: employees and their "pass riders," friends or relatives of United employees who receive free or heavily discounted travel. All other passengers are invited to wear their leggings onboard United flights. Read more...

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The leggings shaming is real and it’s not okay

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United Airlines’ recent leggings ban has done much more than anger the online world — it’s sparked an important discussion about the ongoing struggle women face dress in regards to unfair dress codes.

Though the great “should leggings be considered pants?” debate has been around for years, the controversy surrounding women’s dress codes was furiously reignited after Shannon Watts tweeted about two girls being banned from boarding a flight until they changed out of the leggings.

Following the severe backlash, Jonathan Guerin, a spokesperson at United Airlines, assured Mashable that the leggings restriction solely applies to a select group of people: employees and their “pass riders,” friends or relatives of United employees who receive free or heavily discounted travel. All other passengers are invited to wear their leggings onboard United flights. Read more…

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