- Jul 11, 2003
Sigh. When are we going to leave the 20th century and stop blaming women when the issue is teaching our sons properly?
A 17-year-old high schooler from Virginia says she was kicked out of her prom because the parental chaperones were worried she was inspiring impure thoughts among the boys in attendance. Even though her dress adhered to the fingertip length dress code requirement, she was asked to leave.
Clare recounts her experience in a guest post on her sisters blog. After Clare and her boyfriend bought tickets to the Richmond Homeschool Prom, she bought a new dress that she made sure was long enough according to the events fingertip length rule. But Clare is 59″, and even though the hem of her dress was within the guidelines, she says her long legs led some chaperones to assume she was breaking the dress code.
http://thinkprogress.org/health/2014/05/13/3437464/teen-girl-prom-impure-thoughts/I was told that the way I dressed and moved my body was causing men to think inappropriately about me, implying that it is my responsibility to control other peoples thoughts and drives, Clare writes in her blog post. Im not responsible for some perverted 45 year old dad lusting after me because I have a sparkly dress on and a big ass for a teenager. And if you think I am, then maybe youre part of the problem.