Take a good look at the tiny picture above. That is the ‘Delicious PhD Darling Sexy Costume’ available on Amazon…’Sassy graduation gown shows them you’re at the top of your class, or at least on top!’ the producers say, before going on to say that the company is'[…] Dedicated to celebrating beauty by creating a wide range of costume styles that empower women by making them look and feel their best.’
Luckily, more than a few people had a more eloquent response than that, turning the review section of ‘Delicious PhD Darling Sexy Costume’ into great reading.
‘Sleeves are too short & have no stripes. Costume does not feature a hood. This is a “sexy BA” at best,’ was Alyssa Picard’s response.
Another took things a bit too literally, writing that ‘The “Delicious Women’s Phd Darling Sexy Costume” was not delicious at all. But I ate it anyway.’
‘I wore this to my friend’s Halloween party. Everything was going fine until some jerk asked if he could see my discrete variables and if my f-value was significant. Some guy and his girlfriend asked if I’m into three – way ANOVAS. I was beyond insulted,’ was a third’s response.
‘As a lady PhD student, let me say how much of a relief it is to see them accurately describe what we wear every day. I don’t care if it isn’t proper PPE, how else will we find husbands if not for our degree in sexy? Bravo to Delicious costumes for supporting women’s education in letting us know that we’re only as smart as our skirts are short.’
I can warmly recommend reading more of the comments, found here.