A 17-year-old teenager from Richmond, Virginia, just published a frustrating story about her prom. Clare, a home schooled student went to the Richmond Homeschool Prom, as she had the last three years.
The instructions for the prom stated, “Ladies, please keep your dresses fingertip length or longer.”
Clare dutifully made sure that her dress met the requirement.
When she arrived at the prom, one of the women who organized it pulled Clare aside and said, “Honey, that dress is too short.” Clare showed the woman that the dress did come down to her fingertips and explained that as a tall girl, all dresses looked a little shorter on her. The woman told her to make sure she kept it pulled down.
When Clare entered the ballroom, she was amused to see that many girls were wearing dresses that were shorter than hers.
She met up with some friends and started to chat, while swaying to the music. She noticed some of the male chaperones were congregated on a balcony, looking down at them.
That’s when a female chaperone approached Clare and told her that some Dads were complaining. They thought she was dancing too provocatively, and causing the “young men at the prom to think impure thoughts.
“After a long discussion, the organizers kicked Clare out.
The group of six she had come with had to leave too because they were her ride home.
Clare is speaking out because she wants all girls to feel good about themselves.
If men look lustfully at girls, then that’s their problem and they’re the ones being inappropriate. Preach, Clare!