Debutante Balls: The South's Sorry Excuse for a "Right of Passage"

Yet another reason I thank God I don't live in Texas anymore....I am shocked this still goes on....What is the point? How arcane is it that teenage girls don a white bridal gown, learn how to waltz, curtsy, arrange flowers, and set a perfect table. If you ask me, this is the perfect "right of passage" for the Southern Gentry to keep women in their place: either at the sorority house or in the kitchen. Jesus.

Check it out--thanks to Gawker

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