With all the talk of the ‘Christian’ world’s incredibly creepy purity balls, in which fathers “marry” their daughters in order to take charge of their hymens–which also produce some ‘Why-Don’t-You-Take-A-Seat-Over-There“-caliber photo opportunities–it’s really not surprising that a bunch of old men at a Christian prom just can’t control themselves when confronted with the sweet, sweet booty of a seventeen-year-old attendee.
Hannah Ettinger at Wine and Marble reported that her sister Clare, who was wearing dress code-appropriate clothing to the Richmond Homeschool Prom, was kicked out because some middle-aged dads couldn’t stop ogling her from a balcony.
Clare was excited. She works hard in school–in fact, she has been taking the “road less traveled” and doing dual enrollment at the local community college while finishing high school via homeschooling. According to Ettinger, she invited Clare to guest post on her blog after seeing the teenager’s Facebook post about her experience, which used the appropriate term “rape culture activists.”
Clare detailed her experiences at length, telling the heartbreaking tale of being punished simply for being an attractive female. “I got my dress, my shoes, we got our flowers and we waited eagerly for Saturday to arrive. My dress was gorgeous, silver, and sparkly and I got it at Macy’s and was very excited to find it after searching over 6 stores for this dress. The only dress code specified on the registration form was that ‘Ladies, please keep your dresses fingertip length or longer.’ Like a good little homeschooler, I made sure that the dress was fingertip length on me; I even tried it on with my shoes, just to be sure. It was fingertip length, I was ecstatic, and I laid down several weeks worth of tip money I had been saving up to buy it,” Clare wrote.
Her exciting evening quickly became a nightmare, however. Upon her arrival “Mrs. D.,” an organizer of the prom stopped her and told her that her dress was “too short.” Clare demonstrated that it fit within the “fingertip length” rule, but that did not please the organizer. “Well make sure it stays pulled down, it’s too short,” Clare was told.