07/28/2014 09:43 am ET Updated Jul 28, 2014

IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Was Slut-Shamed At The Gym For My 'Too Short' Shorts

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I’m pretty new to working out at a gym, but I’d like to think I know the basics: Wipe down your equipment before/after use, don’t laugh when someone farts during yoga and adhere to the dress code. Apparently dress codes are up for interpretation.

I recently bought a pair of black stretchy yoga pants-esque shorts because you know, it’s hot. I live in the Northeast and it’s July. The first time I wore them, nobody said anything. Then I went out and ran errands in those shorts. Still nothing.

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