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Teen Says She Was Booted Out Of Homeschool Prom Because Of Ogling Dads

May 15, 2014 at 1:21 PM Chime in now


A high school senior from Virgina, was kicked out of her homeschool prom the other night, and it was not, surprisingly, due to alchohol or drugs. Clare, 17, was asked to leave because -- wait for it -- her dancing was "evoking impure thoughts" from the chaperon dads.

First of all, who knew there were homeschool proms? And secondly, ew.

Clare made a guest post on her sister's blog recalling the events of the night. The dress code was strict, assuring that the young women weren't wearing dresses shorter than finger-length. She respected the code, and even posted a picture as proof.

According to her blog post, a "Mrs. D" -- one of the women organizing the prom -- told Clare her dress was too short. After a short discussion, which consisted of Clare dropping her hands to prove she was accommodating the regulation, she was allowed inside, only to find girls sporting even shorter hemlines.

She writes, "We were also a little grossed out by all the dads on the balcony above the dance floor, ogling and talking amongst themselves. We weren’t dancing, but swaying with the music and talking and enjoying ourselves...." Which was when "Mrs. D" approached her again.

"She took me into a corner in the hall way...and told me that some of the dads who were chaperoning had complained that my dancing was too provocative, and that I was going to cause the young men at the prom to think impure thoughts."

Okay. Aren't all 17-year-old guys having impure thoughts? Because puberty. 

In the post titled F*ck The Patriarchy, she writes, "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 people's thoughts and drives." She continues, "My group of five people had to leave the prom because I stuck out, I have long legs and I was wearing a sparkly dress, I didn't look like most of the 13-15 year-old girls there, I looked like a woman."

What do you think of Clare's story? Tweet us @iVIllageCanada.

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