Most of you have probably heard by now about the girl who was kicked out of a homeschool prom because the middle-aged fathers couldn’t control their hormones. The story gets worse. The girl’s parents don’t think girls should go to college, so they’re refusing to pay for it. A fund has started up to help her go to college.
You’ve read Clare’s story about prom, and you love her voice and wish she hadn’t gotten kicked out. We’ve recieved a couple offers to throw her a “second prom,” but Clare feels that this would detract from her main point: that slut shaming is culturally insidious and always wrong.
She’s going to be a freshman on campus at a state school in Virginia this fall, and she feels it’d be more appropriate (and helpful) to give anyone who wants to help her out the chance to contribute to her education.
My family has nine kids and she’ll probably get some merit and need-based aid, but she’s pretty much on her own for paying the difference.
Based on last year’s numbers, 15 credits at the college she’s been accepted to and enrolled at would be approximately $5,000. She told me Tuesday night that her laptop lid won’t stay up (though it mostly works), so any overflow will go toward replacing that.
We don’t want anyone to feel pressured to give, but after so many requests, we thought we’d give you an opportunity here, if you have a burning desire to show her your support.
Thank you, everyone, for your kindness to my sister.
If you feel so inclined, here’s the link.