I thought the pants story was going to be about the pants themselves for a second. I grew up Pentecostal and Girls Do Not Wear Pants. Something about showing the shape of your legs and it being sinful. If you couldn't do something in a knee length or longer skirt, then God just didn't intend for girls to do that thing. They never adequately measured my question about how bare skin from the knee down was less sinful than fabric all the way up and down that reminds people pubic bones exist.
I like the use of the word “reminds” here because like
the people looking at someone wearing a skirt know they exist
but if covered over
they ain’t there
maybe calves are all there are to a woman’s lower body
nobody when skirt is involved