Screw You, Jeans Police

I’m on a rant today. For some reason, there’s a trend in the female corners of the blogosphere to write entire posts complaining about the jeans other people wear. So I’m just going to say it. Go to hell, Jeans Police. I’m not sure why you’re looking at my butt and worrying about whether my jeans make me look better or worse. I’m don’t know why it matters so much to you if my pockets are too long or short or my waist is too high or low. The simple truth is that my self-esteem has absolutely nothing to do with your opinion on the fit of my jeans. I’m just tired of hearing about it.

I’ll be honest. I have no idea what makes a pair of jeans "mom jeans." I’ve read lengthy posts on the subject out of morbid curiosity, and I still couldn’t tell you. I guess I don’t care enough. I can’t even find jeans that are comfortable and fit properly. If I come close, you can bet that I’m not looking at the size of the pockets. I’ll tell you this, though… I see plenty of women wearing so-called trendy jeans and it seems like they were designed to make even the skinniest of girls look chubby. Would I write a post about it? No, because I have better things to do with my potentially-mom-jean wearing self than trying to make other people feel bad about their clothing choices.

If you want to write a long, thought(ahem)-provoking post about how to choose the best jeans for your body type, go for it. Clearly, there are a lot of women for whom this is extremely important. They will thank you. But if your goal is to shame people into obsessing about something so silly as a pair of jeans, you should look for loftier ambitions. Even the suggestion that "mom jeans" should be something negative is offensive. Heaven forbid we should pay a little more attention to our children and families than our pants.

One Response to Screw You, Jeans Police

  1. Whoa! I had no idea about this Jeans Police thing. Good grief. Nice post though. I particularly like the last statement.

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