Unfortunately for Jill Duggar, growing up on a pedestal may have given her a long way to fall — at least in the eyes of her more conservative parents. This was especially true when the fourth-born child realized that she was ready to trade in her long skirts for a nice pair of pants. According to Jill’s tell-all, “Counting the Cost,” Jim Bob Duggar was not at all pleased by his daughter’s decision. And, the way that Jill remembers things, her father even went so far as to sexualize her fashion choice.
Writing in her memoir, Jill recalled the day that Jim Bob confronted her for wearing a pair of black leggings. Apparently, the family patriarch turned to his daughter and said, “You know, Mom’s got this book somewhere that talks about clothing and modesty and what it does to men when they see women wearing pants and stuff. So, maybe you should give that a read.”
Ultimately, this rather explicit reaction to Jill’s clothing choices seemed to leave a negative impact on the independent young woman. At the time, Jill said that she felt shamed. The former child star wrote, “I cried when I got home. I felt embarrassed, humiliated, even though nobody else had been in the room with us.” She went on to say that, by defending her own right to wear pants, she felt that she was “stand[ing] up for [her] convictions.”
Post source: The List