What I have found here, in the comments, was how quickly and erroneously, the conservative right went on the attack, going as far to deny the incident even took place, calling it a lie. Those people you can cross off any list of being sagaciousness enough to even comment on it.
The incident did take place. Her name is Claire Ettinger. That is undisputed. What is at the point of contention is the facts surrounding it, specifically was it; a) the dress length, b) the fathers leering looks or impure thoughts, c) the boys “impure thoughts” due to dress length, d) her “provocative dance” as reported by the fathers. It could be any or all of the above. It could even be that Claire’s escort to that prom was black, as one astute commenter here stated. Unfortunately there has been no comment from the organizers of the prom.
After reading through about ten different sources reporting the same incident, I honestly have to conclude that while the left-leaning news sites are having a field day with this (and yes they are biased), however the right-leaning news sites are not even reporting this. That in itself is telling.
Another small but noteworthy tidbit: home schooling. Just as the right has their code words to disguise their racism, the left uses the term “home schooling” often to indicate the religious right, whom are at the forefront of the home schooling initiate. This ties in to the “impure thoughts”.
Another thing to note, which was overlooked, the motivating factor was the fact that she blogged this because her friends, who were also ejected, did not get their $25 refunded
While I am inclined to believe Claire’s story and am sympathetic to her situation, until we hear from the organizers and adults who attended, we are getting only one side of the story.