Okay, let’s be honest about something. I freaking loved prom so much it makes my brain hurt. I went three times and spent months (and probably way more money than I should have) each time on my dress, my makeup, and the perfect hair style. But the guys I went with? Yeah, their enthusiasm never quite matched mine. Of course they had fun, but I think all the glamour and romance of the slow dances was kind of lost on them.
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. I thought of that night this morning when I read about a prom in Hamtramck, Michigan that was for girls only. Really! No boys allowed at prom! Not one!
The reason behind this special girls-only prom is that a lot of girls in Hamtramck belong to the Muslim faith which forbids dancing with boys–let alone dating or being without a head scarf in front of boys or men. Without a special prom that was for girls only, these girls wouldn’t be able to have a special night at all!
The coolest thing about this, I think, is not just that all these girls got to get dressed up and party despite their religious restrictions, but that a bunch of girls who aren’t even Muslim went, 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.
And to me? That’s what friendship and being a girl is all about. Supporting and loving and rocking it out with each other, despite of our differences. Love. It.
If there was a prom for girls only at your school, do you think you’d go? Would prom maybe even be more fun without the pressure of dudes being there? Tell me all about it in the comments!