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Diatribe: Were Brittany Minder’s Boobs Too Big For Her Prom?


BrittanyMinderHigh School Proms are often the highlight of adolescent romance.  The months and weeks before the big dance can be nerve-wracking and exciting.  “Will he ask me?!”  “Will she say ‘yes’?”  “What will I wear?”  “How will my parents pay for this?” are frequent pre-prom questions.  Famous prom scenes in the movies lead us to believe that everyone looks their best at these dances, the right students are elected queen and king, gets along tremendously, knows the same choreography and lives happy every after.  Examples include:

  • Footloose (1984)
  • Twilight (2008)
  • Grease (1978)
  • Pretty In Pink (1986)
  • And, below, my favorite scene from She’s All That (1999)

As they should, high school dances generally have many chaperones and there are always rules to follow so that everyone has a good time and makes a ton of memories.  Brittany Minder of Silverdale, Washington thought that she was following the rules when she purchased her dress for this year’s dance.  Officials at the event determined that her strapless gown, designed for large-chested women, somehow violated the dress code so they didn’t allow her in until she covered her cleavage with a shawl.

Apparently, Minder had worn similarly styled dresses to other events at Central Kitsap High School without incident.  Her parents think their daughter was singled out because of her shape and they want a public apology.

“All women are not created equal and you cannot compare a golf ball to a grapefruit.  It ain’t gonna happen.” – Kim Minder, Brittany’s mother

“A girl like Brittany should not have to go to a dance in a burlap sack because she’s large busted.” – Gary Minder, Brittany’s father

A school district spokesman has reportedly said that if a student’s appearance does not meet the dress code, staff members will help them come up with a solution that allows them to attend the event.  In this case, Brittany wasn’t allowed into the prom until she covered her cleavage with a shawl.  She complied but then only stayed for about an hour.

“I felt self-conscious and they took the magic out of the night.  It was tough being there after all that happened.  I didn’t feel comfortable.  I already had a blow to my self-esteem.  I didn’t really want to be there anymore.  An important night of my life was ruined, and there’s no way I can gain that experience back.” – Brittany Minder

I think Brittany selected a beautiful prom dress.  I’d also wager that there were a few stick-thin ladies wearing low-cut gowns that night who were allowed entry without question.  Since her father, arguably her most over-protective critic, didn’t object I’m inclined to think that “officials” embarrassed Brittany unnecessarily.

What do you think?  Should Brittany have been made to cover up?  Would she have been allowed into YOUR prom?


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From → Diatribes

  1. What year is this? Very tasteful. I hope a few BBW company’s speak up for her and maybe turn this laughable event into something positive – college fund?

    One of my favorite movies and one with a “take that you silly teenagers” prom is Drew Barrymore in Never Been Kissed with the scrumptious Michael Vartan. Where have you gone Michael??


  2. It’s annoying that these are the things that school officials spend time worrying about.


  3. There is no way to hide large breasts and anyone who has them, shouldn’t have to. Brittany looks elegant and attractive. It’s a prom – not a funeral or a job interview! She “does not” look like a prostitute as the school officials seemed to imply.

    (I found your post on “Best Posts of the Week.”)


    • I completely agree. Of course, there are times when “covering up” can be appropriate but I think the officials at this dance crossed a line and caused more of a fuss than Brittany’s boobs ever could.

      Glad you found me! Perhaps you’ll become a regular reader! 😉


  4. “People working in school administration are the worst human beings alive.” – a cocaine addict told me this 7 years ago and as usual, he’s right


  5. Unreal. In today’s age.


  6. Beautiful dress, beautiful girl, everything is covered, what’s the problem idiots in charge of school? You have ruined a wonderful memory for this girl because of your prudish ways!


  7. While I hate this particular style – strapless – she is covered. Yes, she has more cleavage than most but if the school has ‘ok’d’ similar dresses in the past, how would she know this one would not be allowed?


  8. Matt permalink

    She is the epitome of beauty, and no one had the right to take away that night for her.
    Chin up, kiddo. The fellas are going to come in packs for you.


  9. Alfred Abraham permalink

    While I can understand that it might have been hard for her to get a modest prom dress, the dress Brittaney wore looks rather revealing. Her breasts are basically hanging! The rules are the rules. Atleast the school officials gave her a shawl to coverup. They didnt have to.


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