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Worst Persons in the World

This makes me visibly angry.

A 17-year-old girl was kicked out of prom by a group of fathers who clearly spent more time thinking about her dress than their boys probably did.

After Clare and her boyfriend bought tickets to the Richmond Homeschool Prom, she bought a new dress that she made sure was long enough according to the event’s “fingertip length” rule. But Clare is 5’9″, and even though the hem of her dress was within the guidelines, she says her long legs led some chaperones to assume she was breaking the dress code.

After Clare and her friends hung out a little bit on the dance floor — she writes that they weren’t even dancing, just “swaying with the music and talking and enjoying ourselves” — Clare was pulled away by one of the dance’s organizers, who told her that some of the fathers chaperoning the event had complained about her. They reportedly said that her dancing was too “provocative” and she was going to “cause the young men at the prom to think impure thoughts.”

I suspect the fathers had “impure thoughts” about the girl and that’s the real reason why they asked her to leave.

Clare apparently thought the same thing.

“I’m not responsible for some perverted 45 year old dad lusting after me because I have a sparkly dress on and a big ass for a teenager. And if you think I am, then maybe you’re part of the problem.”

No shit. I sincerely hope the names of these shit-heel fathers are properly sullied.

The idea that their 17-year-old boys weren’t already having all manner of “impure thoughts” regardless of dress is fucking laughable. And who are these fathers anyway? Jehovah’s Witness?

(via ThinkProgress)