No Prom for Porn Stars

A Minnesota teenager, Mike Stone, has been making waves in the national press for his unusual choice of prom date.

Mike Stone is 18 years old and a senior at Tartan Senior High School.  According to news reports, he was tired of being rejected by his fellow classmates, and he took to Twitter to find a date to his prom.  He sent out 600 messages to celebrities and women who work in porn, offering a limo, a hotel room, and a massage if they agree to be his date.  He received two positive responses, both from women who work in porn.  His date of choice is Megan Piper, an adorable 19 year old woman who never got to attend her own senior prom.

Unfortunately, the reason this made headlines is directly due to the harsh response from Mike’s school Principal and the Superintendent of his school district.

“This prom date will not be allowed to attend the Tartan prom as her attendance would be prohibited under Tartan’s standard prom procedures and would be inconsistent with two school district policies.”

Specifically, a visit can be barred if it is “not in the best interest of students, employees or the school district” or “substantially disrupts the orderly operation of school or school activities.” – Patty Phillips, Superintendent.  Source: Star-Tribune

In fact, some news outlets are reporting that Megan will be arrested on sight if she tries to attend.  Megan has expressed her dismay at the school district’s refusal.  She stated that she was already looking at prom dresses, and was excited about corsages, dancing, and taking pictures with her date.  These are the normal things that a young woman looks forward to when she is planning to attend prom.

Look at this girl. She is adorable! I want to have girl talk with her while we paint each other's nails.

Let’s be clear about the real issues here.  The school district does not have any problem with students bringing dates that do not attend their school.  Indeed, if a student is wanting to bring someone who has graduated, or who attends another school, that student has to get specific permission from the principal.  I had to do the same thing (many many moons ago) when I brought friends from other high schools to school-sponsored dances as my date.  The school district does not have a problem with her age.  I would venture to guess that she is not the only person who is over 18 that was invited to this particular dance.

The school district has a problem with the fact that Megan Piper works in the sex industry.  They have decided her job and attitude of sexual liberation would be “substantially” disruptive to the “orderly operation” of this particular school activity if she were to attend.

This reasoning begs the question of how, exactly, it would be disruptive.  It seems that the school district has some warped views on the women who participate in pornography.  Do they think that she would decide to strip naked in the middle of the dance floor and offer up her orifices to anyone who was interested?  Do they think that if she is allowed to attend, she will blackmail and force other attendees into the lurid and lucrative world of pornography?

To put this question another way, if Megan was a short order cook at the local diner, would they be scared that she would try to make more hors d’oeuvres?  What is so offensive and terrifying about a young woman who has sex for a living?

Perhaps they are terrified about something entirely different.  Here’s an alternative scenario: Megan shows up and acts just like any other 19 year old girl, and the students will see that normal people work in pornography.  Isn’t that the most terrifying thing of all?

Clearly, the young women and men of Tartan Senior High School must be protected from such a Jezebel!  Arrest her if she goes near these pure and innocent young souls!

Posted on March 26, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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