Susan Patton's letter encouraged female students to find a husband on campus before graduation.
When Susan Patton, a Princeton alumna, sent an open letter to The Daily Princetonian encouraging the young daughters she never had to marry their classmates while there's still time, you can only imagine the outrage it caused.
The mother of two Princeton sons wrote:
As Princeton women, we have almost priced ourselves out of the market. Simply put, there is a very limited population of men who are as smart or smarter than we are. And I say again—you will never again be surrounded by this concentration of men who are worthy of you.
Immediately, the letter sparked debates about sexual violence, gender relations and even the stigmatization of early marriage.
Our friends at The Daily Beast rounded up some of the best reactions from everyone from The Cut to The New York Times.
Read the best reactions to the Princeton letter at The Daily Beast: Princeton's Battle of the Brides