Another day, another man policing a woman’s clothing and body.
Three weeks ago, Bina Ramesh went to Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ to celebrate her 22nd birthday. When she tried to re-enter the park after grabbing something from her car, she was told by a male security guard that she’d need to replace her “inappropriate” shirt. The shirt in question? A grey v-neck with a blue bralette underneath (pictured above).
“I was so upset and angry,” Ramesh told Seventeen.com.
After being let in to the park earlier in the day by a female security guard, Ramesh had no reason to think that her attire was inappropriate. But when she forgot something in her car and had to be let in again, she was told she had to change.
“How could I have been let in earlier that day by a female guard?,” she said to Seventeen.“Now suddenly the rules have changed when there’s a male guard paying closer attention to my cleavage?”
Eventually, Ramesh and her male friend went back out to the parking lot and switched shirts. Perhaps unsurprisingly, they were let in by the same security guard, this time, without a problem.
Ramesh posted about the incident on Facebook, and shared a photo of her and her friend after swapping t-shirts.
Six Flags responded to the incident, telling Seventeen.com: “We apologize for any inconvenience we may have caused this guest. Similar to many public venues, we strive to maintain a family-friendly environment.”
Family-friendly for whom? As Ramesh and her friend argued with the security guard, they noticed a man entering the part in a see-through shirt with his nipples exposed.
When asked why that man could enter but Ramesh could not, the guard allegedly responded with, “It’s different. He’s a boy and doesn’t have boobs.”