Girl Kicked Out of Dance Because Dads Couldn't Stop Ogling Her

A young homeschooled girl was looking forward to going to her prom. Excited about the evening she bought a dress with her own money, got a date and waltzed in with high hopes. Now, she claims she was slut-shamed and expelled from the prom due to lecherous dads.

Clare Ettinger knew her Richmond Homeschool Prom had a dress code, and she said she was careful to pay attention. “Like a good little homeschooler,” Clare writes, “I made sure that the dress was fingertip length on me; I even tried it on with my shoes, just to be sure.”

But when Clare showed up in her dress, she had not anticipated the stir it would cause. It wasn't the other students, the 17-year-old says, but the dads. She reported that ‘dads on the balcony above the dance floor, ogling and talking amongst themselves.’

Clare said she and her friends felt 'grossed out,' according to Homeschoolers Anonymous, a website that offers a platform for those who have problems with their parent's educational choice.

Clare was ultimately approached by a chaperone and kicked out of the prom. “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,” Clare wrote in a narrative.

“Enough with the slut shaming. Please. Goddamn 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,” the teen concluded.

There are always two sides to every story, of course. On another website, a fellow student who attended the prom wrote that Clare's dress was stretchy and did not stay down when she moved or danced, and Clare was warned several times through the evening. She also said that the dads were on the balcony to solve a lighting issue, and she took offense to Clare's insinuations that they had anything to do with her being asked to leave. That side of the story never made it to Homeschoolers Anonymous.

Source: Home School Anonymous
Photos: HannaHettinger.com

Tell Us What You Think

More Fab Stories

Goldie Hawn has been married twice, but she’s just not sure the third time is the charm. In fact, Hawn believes the reason her relationship with...

A mother in Queensland, Australia is an extended nurser. Though she's faced some criticism, she says she refuses to cave to it and will continue...

Kelly Dirkes was carrying her adopted baby daughter around Target when a woman allegedly criticized her for carrying the infant, who she said "...

Timothy D. Blake, 28, of Mineral Wells, West Virginia, has been charged as the man who has grossed out a dozen women in Marietta, Ohio who claimed...

A North Carolina teenager who went missing over five years ago has been located in Ohio after apparently assuming a false identity and starting a...

Latest Fab Stories

A man named Jeremiah Nichol is happy to share a story about the nurse who gave a small measure of joy to his grandma in her final days.

...

A mother was starting to feel frustrated with her life. After she was let down in trying to get her 10-year-old special needs son into a program,...

When a Texas man heard from an ex-girlfriend that he had a 15-year-old daughter he never knew about, he was eager to meet the girl and do the...

Husband and wife Colby (29) and Ashley Grace (30) thought they had a big enough family of four children after the birth of their daughter Paisley...

A California public school teacher saw a seven-year-old boy sharing notes with other students during lunchtime, so she reprimanded him. However,...