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Letter: Leggings are healthy sign of teen defiance
First Published Aug 05 2014 03:46 pm • Last Updated Aug 05 2014 04:33 pm

I have to agree with Letter of the Week writer Makena Larson ("Leggings are not pants," August 3); most teenage girls don’t look good substituting tights for pants. Not that it’s any of my business or that I look that hard, but "every angle of butt fat" is not a pretty sight.

Speaking of which, how about the boys? They proudly and defiantly wear their britches above the knee and below the buttocks. A sane adult wants to scream, "Pull them up, dammit. You’re going to damage your knee and hip joints."

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But we have to realize the teens are doing exactly what they are genetically programmed and morally obligated to do: infuriate the old folks. Every teen in every generation has tried to rile up their parents. In my day, the boys grew out their hair and refused to tuck in their shirt tails. Then it was wearing sandals without socks. Girls in mini-skirts (go google Nancy Sinatra singing about her boots)!

So, young folks, keep on making us mad. Carry on and be happy and make this a better world in which to live.

Michael Greer

Cottonwood Heights

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