All-male panel says women shouldn't wear leggings in public, because Fox News

All-male panel says women shouldn't wear leggings in public, because Fox News

It's 2015, so of course Fox News got a panel of three middle-aged men to gawk at young women in skin-tight clothing at the same time they're being shamed for wearing it.

In what was no doubt conceived of as a light-hearted segment, prompted by a recent viral Facebook rant by a Tennessee woman about how "leggings ain't pants", an "esteemed panel of fathers" got together on Fox & Friends on Tuesday to continue the millennia-long tradition of men deciding what women get to wear.

Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson and Fox newsers Arthur Aidala and Andrew Sansone, husband to a Fox presenter, used their collective expertise as dads to decide no, none of these men would be happy with their daughters wearing leggings to school. Or out shopping. Or to church.

Willie, are you comfortable with the women in your life parading in public in leggings?

Sansone even gets visibly uncomfortable talking about 'lady parts' and has to be cajoled into giving his opinion by the others in the name of banter.

Of course, because leggings are so offensive, the next logical step was for Fox & Friends to bring on three real live young women wearing gym outfits so that they can be judged in real time.

Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy invites three women onto the set, where they are promptly judged on their physical appearance as well as their lycra. As Aidala says to one of them:

Obviously her physique, God bless you, you've worked out, you've earned that.

You couldn't make it up. But as long as Fox News is around, you don't have to!

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