Student Voice


December 1, 2023



Letter to the editor

Gratitude shared for fashion advice

February 9, 2007

I am writing in response to the article “Sweatpants are the reason women are single.” I want to say thanks for bringing my appearance to my attention. I could not go on with life if I had known that wearing sweatpants was distracting you from your schoolwork.

I’m sorry that I’m not wearing jeans so you can critique my every flaw (notice sarcasm).
I must be a horrible person because I like being comfortable and I don’t give a shit what anyone else thinks. I never would have thought that someone would be complaining that women are dressing too conservatively!

Why not complain about the women that leave nothing to the imagination? Does it turn you on so much that you can’t have some values or even respect for your fellow classmates?
What position do you serve in today’s society that gives you the nerve to stand up and say that women are ugly and single because they wear comfortable clothes to class? Did it ever occur to you that some people can’t afford to buy clothes to meet your visual needs?

I appreciate the decent men out there that don’t judge us by our looks because as you used the word “we” in your article you inferred that all men agreed with you, which is very insulting. I know for a fact that there are men out there that look at our own unique personalities rather than our so-called “bells and whistles.”

I have one thing to say to all the women out there: wear what you want, be who you want to be, and don’t let some lame hormone-crazed college student change that.

As for the men who feel that we (women) are distracting you with our comfortable appearance, get your head out of your ass and if you devote as much time and energy to your schoolwork as you do to what women are wearing, you will succeed.

Amanda Conrad