Editorial: Letter to the Editor

 

I was disappointed with the article about leggings as pants in the last issue of The Schreiber Times.

As I began to read the article, I found myself nodding in agreement to the mentions of body policing, as well as other important concepts connected to the shaming of girls who choose to wear leggings.

I believe that no one should have to feel ashamed of what they wear; which is why I was confused when the article made the impression that girls who chose to wear jeans (another popular form of pants), were choosing to wear a sort of antiquated torture device, or as the article said, a “stiff denim prison.”

Personally, I love  jeans.

I find jeans to be amazing for insulating my legs in the chilly autumn and winter months; and very utilitarian in terms of pocket space for all my knick-knacks I carry with me on a daily basis

I wish that The Schreiber Times had considered making a point about body policing as an entirity.

Instead, the article chose putting down another favored variety of legwear,  in order to raise awareness about the shaming of leggings.

Sincerely,

Emma Podolsky