High School Bans Backless Prom Dresses, Ruins Lives

Officials at a Connecticut school are ruining prom a full week before the bad music even begins with a late dress code announcement — no gowns that are backless or have slits or cut-outs will be allowed. If students disobey these rules, they’ll be sent home even if they’ve already paid nearly $100 for a prom ticket. » 5/13/15 7:45pm 5/13/15 7:45pm

Crisis Pregnancy Center Papers School With Sexist-As-Hell Prom Poster

Last week, a Reddit user pointed out that curious prom posters—approved by the principal—had begun appearing on her high school’s walls. The posters, which featured a woman made out of words suggesting good qualities, reminded young men that prom was “a night to protect her character.” » 4/30/15 7:50pm 4/30/15 7:50pm

A Straight Teen Asked His Gay BFF to Prom in Front of Entire School

Forget everything you’re read about teens in the past few weeks. Yes, they’re moody and rambunctious. Yes, they do dumb shit and sometimes they are awful bigots...BUT sometimes they’re also incredibly sweet and caring and can look past social constructs and just be cool with people who are different. Like this kid who… » 4/26/15 3:30pm 4/26/15 3:30pm

Your Most Embarrassing Moment at a Middle or High School Dance

As a rule, middle and high school are the most embarrassing times of a person’s life and school dances are where we experience the worst of it. Not only are we expected to move our awkward growing bodies in a way that’s deemed acceptable and graceful by other humans, but we’re also risking awkward boners, romantic… » 4/10/15 8:40pm 4/10/15 8:40pm

Gay Student to Skip Prom After Faculty Refuse to Go If She Wears Tux

Proms used to be so simple: Girls wore dresses and boys wore tuxes and homosexuals cowered in the corner somewhere and hoped no one discovered their dirty secrets. But now that an openly gay student wants to wear a tuxedo to her prom, her school has had quite enough. Either she comes in a dress or there’s no prom for … » 4/06/15 10:30pm 4/06/15 10:30pm

Prom Dress Registry Will Stop That Bitch Chloe from Copying Your Look

Um, not to gossip because I haaaaaaate gossiping, but as your friend, there’s something I need to tell you: That dumb bitch Chloe is planning on wearing the same dress as you to prom. I know! She copies you all the time! It’s like when you dropped calc and then she dropped calc. Or when you said Panda Express was your… » 4/02/15 2:45pm 4/02/15 2:45pm

Post Prom Rapist Jocks Facing Hundreds of Years in Prison

The Calhoun, Georgia case of three star high school athletes who allegedly sexually assaulted a girl at a post-prom party has taken a decidedly un-Steubenville-like turn, as instead of getting slaps on the wrists, the three defendants face hundreds of years in prison. Georgia prosecutors are not fucking around. » 8/06/14 6:20pm 8/06/14 6:20pm

Homeschooled Girl Kicked Out of Prom Because of Leering Dads

In case you weren't already convinced that most high school dress codes are sexist bullshit meant to police young women's behavior along totally arbitrary guidelines, this story should do it for you: a 17-year-old girl was publicly chastised and kicked out of a homeschool prom in Virginia because several dads in… » 5/13/14 2:15pm 5/13/14 2:15pm

High School's 'Prom Draft' Under Scrutiny for Being a Sexist Creepshow

Corona Del Mar High School in Orange County, California, has a longstanding tradition called the "prom draft," in which senior boys draw numbers to choose dates from a pool of available girls. Boys also have the opportunity to pay "as much as $140" for a first-round pick, in hopes of "getting" the girl they "want."… » 5/07/14 4:30pm 5/07/14 4:30pm