LPGA introduces stricter dress code for players, quickly slammed for ‘slut-shaming’

In the hyper-sensitive post-Obama era, this was a given.

With female lawmakers in the Democratic Party suddenly rebelling against a long-established congressional dress code against sleeveless attire, it was inevitable that the LPGA would take heat for the introduction of a stricter dress code for its players.

…but slut-shaming?

The new guidelines, which include banning shirts with plunging necklines, leggings or short skirts, were issued via email by LPGA President Vicki Goetze-Ackerman, the New York Post reported.

Professional golpher Paige Spiranac’s Instagram page offers a sampling of what may fall into that description:

That look when you have no idea if it’s breaking left or right…

A post shared by Paige Spiranac (@_paige.renee) on

Naturally, the restrictions were quickly denounced as “body shaming.”

“As more and more pointless dress codes interfere with our daily lives, women are standing up for their right to wear what they want and not be slut-shamed,” wrote Teen Vogue’s Suzannah Weiss. “Apparently, the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) missed the memo about that.”

She went on to suggest that someone can look professional in leggings.

“If anything, policing these women’s bodies and clothes takes away from their professional accomplishments,” Weiss said. “And if the sport wants a positive image, body-shaming is not the way to get it.”

Of course, this is the magazine that offers teens a how-to instructional on anal sex, so take the view for what it’s worth.

As for Spiranac, she too took offense with the new guidelines, posting on Twitter: “It was against a certain group of women and I find that offensive. If looking professional is the goal then bright colors, loud patterns…”

We can only assume Spiranac puts as much emphasize on her game as she does on her appearance:

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