This Teen Girl Was Banned From Bringing Her Girlfriend To Prom And The Internet Is Furious
31 March 2017, 11:35 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09
"Students are not allowed to bring people of the same sexes are their date" WTF.
It's not uncommon for schools to dictate who their students can bring to prom. Many schools don't allow outsiders, significantly older dates, or people who have been previously been expelled. But it's 2017 and, yes, we are still talking about schools that don't allow same-sex dates.
17-year-old Paula Goodgame and her girlfriend Anjali Persad received a huge last minute blow to their prom plans after being advised that they would not be allowed to attend prom together.
Paula tweeted about the news and people are seriously heartbroken for them.
A week before prom and i'm not allowed to take my girlfriend...it's not like we already bought what we were gonna wear or anything... pic.twitter.com/JwyQ9ZzpQS— Paula Goodgame (@paula_goodgame) March 29, 2017
A guidance counselor told Paula that same-sex couples were not allowed at prom and let her know she could maybe get a male student to take Anjali as a workaround.
Ugh. Worst email ever. First of all, that smiley face makes no damn sense. How are you gonna tell someone they can't go to prom with their girlfriend and pop :) in there to soften the blow?
And second of all, how is it not excruciatingly and obviously sexist to tell someone that they MIGHT be able to conduct their relationship as normal, IF a guy gets involved. It boggles the mind.
People are pointing out that Paula goes to a Catholic school, so she shouldn't be surprised. But it's not all black and white.
People are even emailing the school on Paula's behalf in an amazing show of solidarity.
Some people definitely think Paula should sue.
Bottom line, the fact this is still going on in 2017 is wild and unconscionable. FIGHT THE POWER PAULA. The whole internet has your back.
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