“I was point-blank told that my comfortability at a pool that I paid to use was less important than a teenage boy being able to control himself.”
This is Tori Jenkins and Tyler Newman, a couple living in Seymour, Tennessee.
On Tuesday, a 90-degree day, the two went to the pool at the Smoky Crossing apartment complex where they live, Jenkins, 20, told BuzzFeed News.
A list of rules by the pool states that “duly appropriate attire must be worn at all times. No cut offs.”
Her 21-year-old fiancé wrote about the incident in a now-viral Facebook post.
Newman called it his first experience witnessing “sexual harassment and/or 'rape culture.'”
“When Tori explained that yes, she does indeed have a larger butt than a lot of people, and that 95% of the things she wears ride up when she walks, the woman told Tori that a 'normal bathing suit covers your entire butt' and again deemed my fiancée's body inappropriate,” he wrote.
Later, when he went to the leasing office to complain about the incident, he was “met with a whole lot of blank stares and stutters,” he wrote.
“Today my fiancée was told that she is less important than how men feel around her,” he wrote. “That Tori is less important than a man's urges to be sexual towards her.”