Seven proms this weekend, more to come

Seven proms this weekend, more to come

There are 31 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Apr 24, 2009, titled Seven proms this weekend, more to come. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

Here are where and when WNC's high schools are having their proms. North Buncombe High School, 8 p.m. April 24, Deerpark on the Biltmore Estate.

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Local

Asheville, NC

#22 Apr 27, 2009
Mtnbred wrote:
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What in the hell is the matter with YOU?
For crying out loud!! This is an evening that they will remember forever and is supposed to be magical. It is fools like you that like to rain on anything----and another thing---they are NOT children, they are young adults. Gad, but you are such a putz sometimes.
Call me whatever. I have close friends and relatives who work in law enforcement- in sex crimes. I know what I am talking about.

If you guys want to deny what is happening, unfortunately it is probably YOUR children who will pay the price.

These precious children ARE 'young adults'- with a warped sense of what is appropriate- and practical, thanks to their PARENTS.

There are PLENTY of gorgeous prom dresses that DON'T look like lingerie. Responsible parents buy THOSE for their daughters.

I am appalled that these 'dresses' are even on the racks, and more appalled that parents buy them to practically market their daughters in, and I am ESPECIALLY appalled that this newspaper puts the photos of those young women and their nearly bare breasts on the front page of the 'news'paper.

Criticize me all you want but this nation is going to hell.

Since: Nov 08

The Mountains of WNC

#23 Apr 27, 2009
Local wrote:
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Call me whatever. I have close friends and relatives who work in law enforcement- in sex crimes. I know what I am talking about.
If you guys want to deny what is happening, unfortunately it is probably YOUR children who will pay the price.
These precious children ARE 'young adults'- with a warped sense of what is appropriate- and practical, thanks to their PARENTS.
There are PLENTY of gorgeous prom dresses that DON'T look like lingerie. Responsible parents buy THOSE for their daughters.
I am appalled that these 'dresses' are even on the racks, and more appalled that parents buy them to practically market their daughters in, and I am ESPECIALLY appalled that this newspaper puts the photos of those young women and their nearly bare breasts on the front page of the 'news'paper.
Criticize me all you want but this nation is going to hell.
Local, nearly bare breasts are the norm nowdays, at least in the schoolrooms. I see young women at my college with very low cut blouses and t-shirts. In fact, most all the women are dressed in that manner. It is the exception to see a young woman at school who is not showing at least some cleavage. I don't think this indicates our nation is "going to hell," but I think it indicates that parents have got to pay more attention to how their children are dressed when they leave the house for school each morning. College-age women need to have more pride in themselves than to dress in order to seduce whatever man is around.

“Report and Deport1866-DHS-2 ICE”

Since: Feb 07

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#24 Apr 27, 2009
Local wrote:
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Call me whatever. I have close friends and relatives who work in law enforcement- in sex crimes. I know what I am talking about.
If you guys want to deny what is happening, unfortunately it is probably YOUR children who will pay the price.
These precious children ARE 'young adults'- with a warped sense of what is appropriate- and practical, thanks to their PARENTS.
There are PLENTY of gorgeous prom dresses that DON'T look like lingerie. Responsible parents buy THOSE for their daughters.
I am appalled that these 'dresses' are even on the racks, and more appalled that parents buy them to practically market their daughters in, and I am ESPECIALLY appalled that this newspaper puts the photos of those young women and their nearly bare breasts on the front page of the 'news'paper.
Criticize me all you want but this nation is going to hell.
Puritian?
I looked at the prom pictures and cannot fathom where you are coming from. I saw young adults all dressed up to go out for a prom. Heck, nothing happened there that didn't happen during our proms. My prom dress was much more revealing than any of these ladies---we didn't have enough toe-sacks to finish my prom dress.

“Report and Deport1866-DHS-2 ICE”

Since: Feb 07

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#25 Apr 27, 2009
and I would wager that the British tabloids send you into a coronary.
Its Like This

Waterloo, Canada

#26 Apr 27, 2009
Prom dresses although beautiful must still adhere to the school dress code.

My son's date has a beautiful gown for the prom. Yes, it is v'd at the neckline and shows a little cleavage, it has a side split and it fits her properly. She won't be wearing a bra because of the design of the dress and I would guess she will wear a thong because it leaves no panty lines ... none of these things means she is loose or that she wants to be taken advantage of or that she wants to expose her body. She is a beautiful young lady and I'm sure my son already knows she is beautiful and her prom dress isn't going to all of a sudden revel anything he hasn't already seen.

Obviously Local has never been to a high school or college volleyball game - no underware under those shorts!

Young ladies are much more developed and advanced in their lives then when I was a teen 20 years ago. Many of these young ladies are very confident in themselves and have wonderful self-esteem because of their parents.

I love watching the prom goers. They are beautiful and based in the latest styles - for what Local suggest, one would need to find a vintage dress, that I'm sure was considered inappropriate by many when they were first bought.
Cut Bait

Candler, NC

#28 Apr 27, 2009
Put A Lid On It wrote:
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Put a lid on it Squid Boy. Your last paragraph has nothing to do with the proms. You have some of the most stupid comments.
Squid Boy is about one arrogant chit head. He does throw out some stupid chit.

Since: Feb 07

Cullowhee

#29 Apr 27, 2009
Local wrote:
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You are incorrect in your assessment.
I adore and love children. there is no anger toward THEM.
I ABHOR their parents and other adults that insist on dressing them up like little trollops and offering them up to the world in that condition.
The parents BUY thoses revealing dresses- and then blame the date (or whatever man is involved) if the girl gets 'taken advantage of'.
These girls are BEAUTIFUL but most are dressed inappropriately for a public function. Their breasts are showing, their 'dresses' are very clingy and provocative, and in most cases it is apparent they have on no underwear. In that attire, they are sending out the message that their body is available.
And as I said before- THE PARENTS BOUGHT THE DRESSES.
Wake up, people!
I looked through several photos from each of the area proms and the vast majority of the girls were dressed appropriately. There were a few whose dresses were either too big or too small but I saw nothing of what you state above.

Would you be happy if they had to wear the old fashioned high neck dresses with corsets? My daughter does not dress like a hooker and most of the girls I saw in the photos did not either. Maybe the "message" is in the eye of the beholder. If you feel a strapless gown is "dressing them up like little trollops" then I believe the problem is with you.
Local

Asheville, NC

#30 Apr 28, 2009
Just another observation- there are excuses after excuses made here for this seductive attire, including 'bare breasts are the norm','he has seen it all before','they are based on the latest styles' and on and on.

How sad that young women perceive that it is socially acceptable for them to leave nothing to the imagination. No wonder so many men look at them as mere objects!

We are not doing our young ladies any favors (as they are not being respected) by being supportive of presenting them to their dates and the public when they are showing their breasts and obviously wearing no underwear.
Its Like This

Waterloo, Canada

#31 Apr 28, 2009
What is the big deal about underware? Last I checked a thong covered up the essential part. The purpose of a thong is so there are no panty lines; however some females find them uncomfortable so they don't wear underware. This isn't anything new, girls and/or guys didn't wear underwear when I was in high school in the 80's.

I haven't seen these seductive dresses you keep talking about. And as for leaving anything to the imagination, well ...

Like I said, usually no underwear on under volleyball shorts, when cheerleaders work out, its hard to imagine underwear under those little shorts. These kids hang out together, they been at the pool together, so what you are complaining about here, it has already been seen!

And furthermore, ACT did NOT print any pictures of anyone inappropriately dressed. You are a girls worse nightmare. Anything that shows body is offensive to you. We are in the 21st century, the 19th century look is dead and buried and unlike I very seriously doubt will ever return.

As a parent of boys, I disagree with you as it seems most every other parents here has as well.

Since: Feb 07

Cullowhee

#32 Apr 28, 2009
Local wrote:
Just another observation- there are excuses after excuses made here for this seductive attire, including 'bare breasts are the norm','he has seen it all before','they are based on the latest styles' and on and on.
How sad that young women perceive that it is socially acceptable for them to leave nothing to the imagination. No wonder so many men look at them as mere objects!
We are not doing our young ladies any favors (as they are not being respected) by being supportive of presenting them to their dates and the public when they are showing their breasts and obviously wearing no underwear.
My daughter chose a full length "Princess" style dress - she could have her Granny's bloomers on and no one could tell. It is strapless but leaves a lot to the imagination - just like the majority of the prom dresses posted on the website.

My daughter will be 18 this fall and has been picking out her own clothes since she was 7. She has class and taste so I knew she would pick an appropriate dress for her biggest social event of the year. She did not disappoint. Heck, she doesn't even wear makeup. Those going to prom are young adults, not children.

I am curious - specifically which dresses in the AC-T photos do you find offensive? All of them? I feel like you are lumping all girls and parents into your statements and they do not apply to ALL of us.
Local

Asheville, NC

#33 Apr 28, 2009
MsLyn wrote:
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My daughter chose a full length "Princess" style dress - she could have her Granny's bloomers on and no one could tell. It is strapless but leaves a lot to the imagination - just like the majority of the prom dresses posted on the website.
My daughter will be 18 this fall and has been picking out her own clothes since she was 7. She has class and taste so I knew she would pick an appropriate dress for her biggest social event of the year. She did not disappoint. Heck, she doesn't even wear makeup. Those going to prom are young adults, not children.
I am curious - specifically which dresses in the AC-T photos do you find offensive? All of them? I feel like you are lumping all girls and parents into your statements and they do not apply to ALL of us.
No, not all of them. Just the ones that look like lingerie.

The others were BEAUTIFUL.

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