You'd think going to prom would be one of the most enjoyable and memorable parts of one's life but for one Virginia teen in 2014, it became memorable for all the wrong reasons.
A teen from Richmond, made headlines when she wrote a scathing blog post about being asked to leave the Richmond Homeschool Prom because of her provocative dress and dancing, a situation she feels should have never happened.
Posting on her sister's blog, Clare argues that her skirt was well within the regulation length and the very fact that she was asked to leave was a sign of the patriarchy at work as she wasn't when dancing when asked to leave the prom.
According to Clare, 'When the lady kicked me out, they said the dads had complained about my dancing and that meant that they had to have been watching me.'
'We were also a little grossed out by all the dads on the balcony above the dance floor, ogling and talking amongst themselves.'
Apparently, it started before Clare had even entered the venue when she was stopped at the door by a chaperone, who allegedly said: "Honey, that dress is too short."
Clare, however, was able to prove that it fell below her fingertips and thus was within regulations.
'When I got into the ballroom I laughed because I was surrounded by girls in much shorter dresses than me.' Clare said.
Once again Clare was approached by another chaperone. [She] told me that some of the dads who were chaperoning had complained that my dancing was too provocative and that I was going to cause the young men at the prom to think impure thoughts,' Clare claimed.
This caused outrage amongst many when it came to light but then a chaperone who was at the dance stepped in to give an alternative view of the situation.
Anne Duncan was chaperoning at the event and contested Clare's version of events by claiming the dress rode up. 'It was right below her butt cheeks by the time I saw her,' Ms. Duncan told WTVR.
She even took issue with the statement about some of the fathers. 'It was very crowded,' Ms. Duncan said. 'There were 500 kids there, so to be able to even say what they were looking at would be really difficult.'
Clare stands by her original statements though and asked for a $25 refund, the amount the paid for the prom, which they were promised at the time of being asked to leave.
After her first post on her sister's blog, Clare and her boyfriend posted a response video on YouTube after Ms. Duncan came out to question her version of events.
The story made international news headlines and the couple was even invited into the CBS6 studio for an interview.
So what do you think about the situation? Was Clare in the wrong or had patriarchal misogyny gone too far? Have both sides blown the whole thing out of proportion and could a better solution have been found? Let us know in the comments below.
Watch the full video of events.