I was horrified you would print something so vicious toward teenagers. First of all, most teenagers do not "strut around" in their "short skirts, high heels and tight shirts." Are you kidding? From the instant a girl looking like that entered our school, the principal would be on her case. Not all teenagers are obsessed with their image, as Melanie makes them out to be. Teenagers today have more important things to worry about like preparing for college and the war in Iraq.
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.