Student Voice


December 1, 2023



Letter to the editor

Sweatpants are acceptable attire

February 9, 2007

In defense of all women wearing sweatpants: First off how could Kris Evans possibly have his eyes hurt when seeing women in sweatpants if he is blind. He would have to be blind considering there is far more to women than what they wear.

Sweatpants are something a woman can be comfortable in, which is probably the same reason men wear sweats. Not to mention, Hello!! We live in the Midwest, and it’s wintertime. Has this guy never heard of keeping warm? Has he ever worn tight jeans in the winter? It gets cold.

Don’t get me completely wrong. I’ m not just trying to point out how incredibly wrong this guy, Kris Evans, is, but also let him know why he is wrong.

Yes, first impressions do make a difference. Yet, and I believe the ladies of UWRF would agree with me here, who are we trying to impress? Some snot nose, stuck up, chauvinistic jerk who claims we should not wear what we are comfortable in?

Honestly, if a guy only will speak to you because you are dressed skimpy or revealing your curves, is he really worth even wasting your time on? I don’t think so.

I don’t understand where this guy gets off saying, “Everybody wins,” when women wear clothes that flaunt their curves. How can everybody win if women are not allowed to wear what they so choose to wear, all because some creep says it is not suitable for a woman to dress a certain way?

I know plenty of women, including myself, who are extremely confident and have a positive self-image of themselves, as well as very attractive no matter what they wear. Sweatpants, or any other outfit for that matter doesn’t make the woman, it is who she so chooses to be that makes her the way she is.

Just because she, or he, for that matter, wears sweatpants doesn’t make her, or him, lazy or an old bag or any other name Kris Evans decides to call us.

As far as being single goes, has this guy ever even stopped to think some women choose to be single and don’t need some pathetic loser in order to live her life. Most women are strong enough to stand on their own two feet.

I’m not saying it is just single women agreeing with me here, but women who have significant others agree as well.

Personally I wear sweats quite a bit, and my boyfriend actually enjoys me wearing them. Considering it beats work clothes, which consist of jeans, I wear to the dairy and horse barns.

I’d like to leave everyone with one thing in Evans’ entire article that actually contains truth: “Wear something that works for you.”

Perhaps he should take his own advice and not give criticism to people on what is working for them.

Lindsey Frandrup