A sincere question: is there anything women are allowed to wear in the summer?
The latest example of a ludicrous “dress code violation” comes from Tennessee, where 20-year-old Tori Jenkins was allegedly asked to leave the pool at her own apartment complex for wearing the below swimsuit.
(Yes, it is just a high-leg one piece.)
In a Facebook post on Tuesday, Jenkins’s fiance, Tyler Newman, wrote that a leasing consultant for the complex instructed Jenkins to “cover up” or leave the pool a pool she paid $300 to access.
The consultant reportedly also said she wouldn’t want her own children to be around Jenkins i.e. a woman with Jenkins’s body type while she was wearing such a swimsuit, which she considered a “thong.” (It is not a thong.)
She was told that her body, because its built more curvy than others is too inappropriate for children to be around, Newman wrote. She was told there are a lot of teenage boys in this complex, and you dont need to excite them.’
He also wrote that the official pool rules call only for “duly appropriate attire.”
Over 25,000 people shared Newman’s post, the vast majority outraged at Jenkins’s treatment. “Obviously the woman you spoke with does not know what a thong is,” one commenter wrote.
“Don’t be ashamed girl! You did nothing wrong!” said another.
On Wednesday, Jenkins thanked her supporters in a Facebook post of her own. “I’d just like to say on my own behalf that I’m really amazed by all of the overwhelming support I’ve received,” she wrote. “It hasn’t even been that long since it happened but I can tell you that I’ve felt really shitty about myself since. Being distracted by friends and work and your wonderful comments have made this process a whole lot easier.”
PSA, everyone: summer would be far more enjoyable if we let women wear what they want.