Last edited by Gathomas88; 05-14-14 at 09:20 PM.
I found this quote from the girl, which makes it sound like the dress was still an issue even after she had shown the chaperone that it was in line with the rules. She also says that she wasn't dancing.
Homeschooled Girl Kicked Out of Prom Because of Leering Dads
She took me into a corner in the hall way, with another woman, (who I'm assuming was a parent/chaperone) 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. At this point I said to her that I hadn't been dancing at all! Much less seductively... Then she proceeded to reiterate that my dress was too short and I that I was going to have to leave. I again showed her and the lady with her that the dress met dress code standards, the only thing the dress code said was it had to be fingertip length, and they never had us sign any sort of agreement to abide by that rule in the first place, and second of all my dress was in compliance with the one rule.
Now the NBC article makes no mention of fathers supposedly leering at her.
Virginia Teen Says Dress Got Her Kicked Out of Prom
A 17-year-old girl said she was kicked out of her prom because some of the dads chaperoning the event for home-schooled teens thought her dancing would give the boys "impure thoughts."
Claire Ettinger of Richmond, Virginia, described the ordeal in a post that was published on her sister's blog on Monday.
"The whole situation made me feel violated, walked over and ostracized," Ettinger said in the post.
The night was off to a rough start on Sunday when a prom organizer purportedly criticized her for showing up in a dress that she argued was too short for the prom. Ettinger said in the blog post that her fitted, sparkly dress met her school's "fingertip length" dress code requirement. Still, the event organizer, described as Mrs. D, warned her to "make sure it stays pulled down."
Ettinger said she was amused to find that girls in the ballroom wore dresses much shorter than hers, but because they were shorter than her, their dresses weren't as controversial.
"I have long legs, everything looks short on me," she said she told the organizer.
Mrs. D later plucked Ettinger from the dance floor because "some of the dads who were chaperoning had complained that my dancing was too provocative," she said.
There's more at the link, but no mention of the fathers supposedly being perverts. Now it's the opposite - the fathers were not excited by her dancing, and instead were offended by it.
Virginia Teen Says Dress Got Her Kicked Out of Prom - NBC News
But of course that didn't stop the nutjobs on here from assuming that a bunch of fathers chaperoning a dance that their own children were attending were ogling at and leering at some little teenager.
I think the only truth to the story is that she was ejected from the prom.
If there's a god, damn it she won't mind.
If there's a god, baby she won't mind.
17 year old males, and indeed even 19 year old males (such as myself) have few thoughts which are not 'impure' - that is what nature intended, else the ancestors of the human race would have died out a few million years ago.
And do the people who objected to her form of dancing know that the word 'prom' is a shortened version of promenade - a reference to formal dances in which participants display their dress and dancing styles?
I hate the idea of causes, and if I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country. E.M. Forster
Stupid reason for making a girl leave her own prom. That is supposed to be a memory for HER, not the parents and chaperones.