'Because they were designed by a man.'
Yep. Designed by a man to hide unsightly things like hair, viens, bulgy knees, and other natural phenomena that males don't like to believe afflict their female counterparts.
'because it's a totally unnecessary garment'
Yep. Unnecessary because there's no need to hide behind a mesh that looks deceptively smooth but itches, rips, and slides down our legs... and hides our lovely, natural legs...
'I simply dont wear them unless I ABSOLUTELY have to'
Just out of curiosity, when does one absolutely have to wear nylons? I've never run across the opportunity where it is absolutely necessary- not at my high school prom, not at my grandfather's funeral, not at my graduation... I'm kinda still in Doreen's "totally unnecessary" boat.
Hmm, there I go with the overthinkin' again... but I'll be damned if I'm going to spend all day fidgeting uncomfortably because of a popular conception about female beauty...
I did not design this game, I did not name the stakes
I just happen to like apples, and I am not afraid of snakes.
-Ani DiFranco, "Adam and Eve"