Hannah Pewee calls a Michigan mall out after they kicked her out after claiming she was dressed inappropriately. The sexualization of women.
Hannah Pewee a 20 year old Michigan woman has accused a Grand Rapids mall of ‘slut shaming’ her for what it deemed her to be wearing ’inappropriate attire’, shorts and a tank top in 90 degree fahrenheit weather.
Taking to Facebook, the 20 year old college student expressed her outrage, citing Woodland Mall security kicking her out of the shopping center on Saturday.
Pewee claimed she was escorted out after another shopper complained about her outfit.
To make her point, Pewee posted a photo of what she was wearing, including denim shorts and a top featuring characters from Disney movie ‘Finding Nemo’.
Wrote the woman underneath the photo on Facebook: ‘As many of you know, it is NINETY degrees outside today in West Michigan. Aka, really hot. So, of course, I decided to dress for the weather: shorts and a tank top,’
Adding, ‘But apparently, how I was dressed was too sl***y for the public, as I was kicked out of the Woodland Mall today.
‘Yup. Apparently some anonymous person reported me to MALL SECURITY for inappropriate dress and I was kicked out.
‘I am so angry right now I’m shaking. I felt so embarrassed I almost cried. All because a stranger didn’t like how I dressed.
‘The Woodland Mall should be ashamed of themselves, as well as that anonymous complainer. It’s my body, and it’s hot outside! I’m not going to show up in jeans and a sweater, sorry. Sl**-shaming how girls are dressed is deplorable and outdated, and it needs to stop.’
Pewee told woodtv that she’d already been shopping for several hours with her sister when security approached her at Starbucks.
‘We ordered out drinks and we were just standing in that area where you wait for them to be delivered and one of the security guards came up to me and said, ‘Miss, can we talk to you for a second?’,‘ she said.
‘I was like, ‘okay’. I had no idea what was going on.’
‘I complied. I’m not a confrontational person. Even though I didn’t feel it was right, I didn’t want to get in their faces and be like, ‘No I’m not leaving,’ and start a big scene. But after I left, I was like, ‘I don’t feel like I should have been treated like that.’
Pewee’s Facebook post has been shared more than 8,000 times and attracted hundreds of comments, leading to the shopping mall apologizing.
‘We have apologized to Hannah and we apologize to our community. It is never our intention to shame or embarrass anyone. We’re going to make sure that everyone on our team is aware of how to handle situations like this in the future. We dropped the ball on this one,’ the mall wrote on Facebook.
Which is to wonder how far has society come that a woman, one who isn’t even showing cleavage, buttocks can be perceived as a sexual object simply for the fact that she is not wearing clothing that covers her from ankle to neck …..