A homeschooled teen was reportedly asked to leave her homeschool prom because her dress was a problem for some of the dads in the building.
Clare Ettinger, 17, claims she was kicked out of the Richmond, Va. event because the fathers present began staring at her and chatting among themselves in a creepy fashion. Detailing the events in a post on her sister's blog, Ettinger said she and her friends were trying to enjoy the prom, when a chaperone approached and told her that the creepy dads said her "provocative" dancing was forcing them to have "impure thoughts."
Ettinger, who says she wasn't even dancing (she called it "swaying with the music"), was told that her dress was too short, even though it fulfilled the "fingertip length" requirement. What's more, Ettinger, who described herself as "tall and fairly curvy," said there were shorter girls present in even shorter dresses.
Soon after, Ettinger was asked to leave and her friends elected to do the same. When they asked for a refund, they were all told their money would be given back, though Ettinger said only she was refunded. She's understandably pissed off:
The whole situation made me feel violated, walked over and ostracized. 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. And goddamn it, I am so tired of people who abuse their power to make women feel violated and ashamed because she has an ass, or has breasts, or has long legs.
Now that her prom has been ruined, Ettinger—who added that she's "not responsible for some perverted 45 year old dad lusting after [her]"—just wants her friends to get their money back.
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