Are All-Girls Proms Fun or Lame?

Living 2012/05/03 23:00:00
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For many Americans, prom is a rite of passage. The guy asks the girl to be his date, they get dressed up, pose for cute pictures in expensive gowns and tuxes, and maybe, just maybe, get into a little trouble later on. But this is hardly the scene at Michigan's Hamtramck High School. Because Hamtramck just held its first all-girl prom.

The prom was all-girls mainly because many of the students at the school are Muslim, so they cannot date, dance with boys or appear without a head scarf in front of males, The New York Times reports. The girls decided to party anyway ... and non-Muslim girls showed up, too. "I want to support all my girls," Sylwia Stanko told the Times. "I know how important it is to them."

This may sound lame to you, but Gurl.com thinks it's a great idea. "During my junior year, I went to prom with a big group of girls -- and I have to say, it was the most fun ever," she writes. And she loves that the non-Muslim girls got all dressed up for the dance, too. "Even though these girls could totally go to the regular prom and dance with guys, they showed up at the one that was for girls only just so they could let loose with their best girlfriends." Ladies, would you attend an all-girls prom? Guys, how do you feel about being excluded?
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  • Komrade Muslim 2012/05/04 15:13:54
    Komrade Muslim
    Its cultural for these Muslimas so lets respect their different sort of fun!

    Its only Lame to culturally insensitive Bigots

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  • zeinab.awess 2012/07/23 12:23:33
    its good that they respected islam and had fun im very happy keep it up
  • Joseph Mallery 2012/06/08 10:22:08
    Joseph Mallery
    They are encouraging sexism by bringing this about, If I was an islamic girl, I would break the rules because good people break bad rules. Also, an all-girl prom implies a lesbian relationship, and I bet that's worse to muslims than a straight relationship.
  • kaykay 2012/05/30 22:45:15
    It's def. more fun with the boys as long as they aren't grinding on you
  • kaykay kaykay 2012/05/30 22:47:23
    I mean as long as we arent getting in trouble and doing things against religious beliefs
  • AstroZombie 2012/05/26 19:03:06
    In this instance, I think it's a great idea.
  • MickPrice 2012/05/24 00:56:18
    Yes I understand the cultural reasons, basically they don't want girls and guys actually talking and interacting, like they do every day, because otherwise girls might make their own decisions on what to do about the boys.
  • VintageLys 2012/05/23 00:50:35
    I meant LAME
  • Lorin Morgan 2012/05/13 03:14:13
    Lorin Morgan
    there will probably be way less pressure and girls will probably have less of an act and be less try-hard (i dont mean to offend anyone though, who is friends with a guy)
  • Gates 2012/05/10 20:14:13
    I´ve never gone to any prom, because I´m from Cuba. But I´d like to know what it feels like??? Hope it´s fun....
  • Jenna Smith 2012/05/07 14:07:13
    Jenna Smith
    well i'm a lesbian so i would have enjoyed it if my school had it when i was there
  • Siefimn 2012/05/07 13:50:01
    Why not?
  • Playerazzi 2012/05/07 08:31:46
    A prom is for girls, anyway. There's nothing in it for the guys.
  • barby karring 2012/05/07 03:46:27
    barby karring
    The girls only prom sound like fun; considering there were two proms held. Females have a lot of things to share informationwise with each other. They discuss future plans about their life after highschool; so a second prom that the ladies own is cool!
  • sally 2012/05/07 03:05:55
    I understand that the girls of this school have a good reason but personally I wouldn't care. As long as my friends (girls or guys) are there with me I'd have a blast.
  • Seeker of Truth - War Wizard 2012/05/07 02:02:37
    Seeker of Truth - War Wizard
    The school should not be catering to a religion. The social norm in this country is for boys and girls to date, dance, and be friends. If some (or even most) of the students are not allowed to do that due to their religion or family rules, that's not the school's problem. If those students wanted to get together privately and organize a girls-only event, then that's up to them. But the school should not pay for it.
  • clasact 2012/05/06 12:54:46
    This is America not the mid east keep your rules and way over there and we will keep ours thank you
  • SilveryRow 2012/05/06 10:52:41
    Although props to Hamtramck for accommodating the needs of another religion.
  • Skar 2012/05/06 08:58:11
    Didn't really sound like fun based solely on the headline. Didn't realize it was for Muslim girls. Based on how women are treated in their culture this may actually be much more fun for them. It's sad that in this day and age woman are still treated so poorly that they have to exclude themselves like this. It's amazing that we've lasted this long as a species.
  • overseanancy 2012/05/06 05:12:07
    It can be both depending on how you spent your time...lol. Hope these girls have a good time
  • ceci 2012/05/06 03:10:26
    I don't know. Dances are fun with just you and your friends, but prom is supposed to be romantic...i think...
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    I would soooo have crashed that prom!
  • GLaDOS 2012/05/05 16:55:55
    HELL no, I wouldn't, personally go to an all-girl prom. I do not enjoy that variety of clam bakes, thank you very much. I would much rather have someone I can slow dance with, who is solid, and doesn't have a couple of pillows I can lay my head on while doing so.
  • Rukasaki ~~ Hawkshadow 2012/05/05 16:52:39
    Rukasaki ~~ Hawkshadow
    i much enjoyed having a guy to slow-dance with :)
  • Ameera 2012/05/05 15:28:26
    we had both types of proms in our school so it was fun :)
  • barby k... Ameera 2012/05/06 09:59:13
    barby karring
    For them, where are the guys?
  • Ameera barby k... 2012/05/06 16:39:21
    the guys only had one prom, the mixed one. girls have two proms the mixed one and the girls only one
  • barby k... Ameera 2012/05/07 03:52:47
    barby karring
    Intetesting...though it sounds like fun"
  • miss 2012/05/05 15:28:15
    actually its both, because for one if all your friends have dates and you don't it removes the the low self confidence level and no drama. But then I would like to spend time with my boyfriend or something like that at prom not just my best friends, which come to think of it are guys so that's another issue. If all your friends are guys then you end up alone at an all girl prom. But then there is also the issue of religion so its both really.
  • yasmin 2012/05/05 13:55:56
    I think people should just get along and mind their own business I myself am a Muslim and I think it's great idea
  • Dave 007 2012/05/05 12:00:29
    Dave 007
    Are all young girls lesbo's?
  • Ramon 2012/05/05 11:46:53
    Sounds like the name of a good movie.
  • Fabrifly117 2012/05/05 11:43:54
  • wes 2012/05/05 10:18:45
    If I'm the only guy......
  • Dzeeng 2012/05/05 05:06:29
    stupid and boring
  • strawberry 2012/05/05 04:45:43
    All girl proms sound like a real bore. I can understand Lesbians going to a prom together, but come on where do you find an all girl prom at any high school, even an all girl's high school. I guess for these Muslim girls it was a treat just to get dressed up fancy.
  • Evelyn 2012/05/05 04:32:03
    So, they get a prom. Then, they turn lesbian. THEN the boys turn gay becuase the girls are lesbian. Whew
  • serena moon 2012/05/05 04:16:49
    serena moon
    yes maybe its cultural but is one of last thing you are going to do before becoming an adult,so why not have fun but good fun
  • Cornball 2012/05/05 03:54:16 (edited)
    If this isn't an all girls school, then mega-lame. So the girls get their own special prom, but the boys get no prom? Someone tell me I misread. -.-
  • Eva Cornball 2012/05/05 14:28:18
    You misread. It also said the non-Muslim girls could have gone to the regular prom-- which means there was a prom for the guys too.
  • Cornball Eva 2012/05/10 19:26:21
    Oh, that's much better. Thanks.
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