A Virginia teen says she was kicked out of her senior prom because chaperones thought her dress was too short and her dancing was too provocative.
The girl, along with her boyfriend and four other friends, attended a prom event for homeschoolers held at a church Saturday, May 10, 2014. She says the only dress code listed on the registration form called for formal dress, and dress hems could not be above your fingertips when your arm hung relaxed at your side.
The teen says her dress passed the fingertip test, but she was almost immediately told her dress was too short after she arrived at the event according to WTVR. She says she was later told some of the dads who were chaperoning the dance complained that her dancing was “too provocative” and that it would “cause the young men at the prom to think impure thoughts.”
She says it’s sexism.
“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,” the teen later blogged.