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.


Emma Podolsky