Paige Spiranac is a 24-year-old golfer and Instagram celebrity. Known for her trick shot videos and provocative selfies, Paige is quickly growing a large online fanbase. Her photos and videos have earned her 1.1 million followers on Instagram alone. Her status is now attracting the attention of numerous companies who are all seeking her endorsement of their products.
Despite her social media popularity, the golfing community has yet to make up its mind as to whether or not Paige is entirely welcome. The professional golfer has been the victim of online bullying. And now, thanks to the LPGA's new draconian dress code, Paige is now at odds with the professional golfing association.
Paige is Earning Her Right to Play in the Big Leagues
Paige has her sites set on a permanent spot on the LPGA tour. She's played on the circuit a few times already and has performed well. Although Paige is known for her trick videos she has also made a fashion statement on the course in a way that few women have before her.
But Big Brother is Making it Hard on Women Like Page
The professional golfing community in general has been more than a tad conservative when it comes to dress norms and behavioral conduct. Oddly, instead of embracing the progressive behavior of Internet celebrities like Paige, the LPGA has decided to play reactionary.
The professional association has decided to establish a strict dress code, banning everything from plunging necklines to leggings and jogging bottoms.
In an article for Fortune, Paige asks the question "what even constitutes a plunging neckline?" As she writes, you assume this must have been put in place to "eliminate" the exposure of a woman's cleavage. "In that case, a curvier, fuller-figured woman would be chided and fined far more often than a woman with a smaller bust."
In a world where women are continually and unwantedly sexualized, this new rule serves as yet another reason for women to feel ashamed of their bodies, and a reminder that to be respected, they must alter their behavior because of outside perception.
Paige isn't the only one taking issue with the new dress code. Pro golfer Lexi Thompson produced this satirical Instagram post taking aim at the LPGA's conservative new policy.
On the Next Page: See Paige's incredible trick shots. Also, watch as Paige breaks down while confessing to the world she's being bullied by douchebags.