It’s finally summer, which means that women everywhere are being told their outfits are inappropriate.
Recently, we saw this teen kicked out of the mall over her tank top, and summer is only just getting started.
The latest case? A woman and her fiancé decided to visit the pool in their apartment complex, to relax with friends and dip in the water.
And what do most people wear when they go to the pool? A bathing suit.
The woman, Tori, wore a cute, pink one-piece bathing suit.
Within a few minutes of arriving at the pool, though, Tori was told that she was making people uncomfortable — that her body and her pink bathing suit were inappropriate for a family setting and might “excite” the teenage boys.
Tori was shocked — and so were her friends and her fiancé, Tyler. But getting kicked out of the pool was just the beginning; it only got worse from there.
Tyler was so blown away by what happened that he wrote a post about it on Facebook, which has since gone viral with over 15,000 reactions and almost 17,000 shares.
To read about Tyler’s take on the full incident, scroll down.
Facebook / Tyler Newman
I have never really witnessed sexual harassment and/or “rape culture”…until today with Smoky Crossing Apartments.
Today my fiancée was faced with either changing her bathing suit, covering up with shorts, or leaving the pool that we paid a $300 fee to maintain on top of a monthly rent of nearly $1000 (not including utilities and wifi).
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Tori was accused of wearing a “thong bathing suit” and told there were complaints about the way she was dressed after roughly 3 minutes tops, of us arriving there.
We both kind of sat there in disbelief around five of our friends, some of which are residents and some not.
So, Tori decided to go to the apartment office, which I regret not accompanying her on, and address the issue politely and calmly with the leasing consultant about the situation in a more private setting.
Facebook / Tyler Newman
In the office, the leasing consultant (who, for now, I will not name) insisted upon letting Tori take her picture to show “how inappropriate” her bathing suit was, and instructed her to look into a mirror at her own body.
When my fiancée replied with “I know what I look like, I bought this myself, it’s not a thong” the consultant told Tori that if she didn’t have kids herself, she wouldn’t understand. She was told that the leasing consultant wouldn’t want her own kids around Tori.