Another day, another sexist dress code put into play.
A woman named Bina Ramesh went to Six Flags Great Adventure park in Jackson, N.J. three weeks ago to celebrate her 22nd birthday. For the occasion, she wore a simple V-neck tee and a pair of denim cutoffs.
But according to a security guard, this casual outfit was "inappropriate" and "against park rules," and Ramesh was asked to change before entering the premises.
"I was re-entering the park with my friends after I was already admitted earlier that day," she told Seventeen.com. "I had forgotten something in the car. Going back in, I had to go through the metal detectors again, which had lights that picked up the neon light blue bralette I was wearing under my T-shirt."
According to Ramesh, a female security guard had previously let her in the park.
"I was so upset and angry," she continued. "Now suddenly the rules have changed when there's a male guard paying closer attention to my cleavage?"
The male security guard told Ramesh a female guard could accompany her inside to buy a new T-shirt, but she wasn't having it. Seventeen.com reports that shortly after, her friend pointed out a man wearing a see-through shirt with cutouts at the nipples who was allowed admittance, and asked the security guard why.
His alleged response? "It's different. He's a boy and doesn't have boobs."
So what did the birthday girl do? Swap tees with her male friend.
As I was entering Six Flags I was stopped by security because my top was considered inappropriate for the park's...
Once they were admitted back into the park, they simply switched back and got on with their day, she told the site.
However, Ramesh, still agitated, took to Facebook to express her frustration.
"Apparently when a boy wears the same top it's fine, so thank you for swapping shirts with me in the parking lot because we still live in a world of ridiculous double standards and sexism," she captioned a photo of herself and her friend wearing each other's shirts.
Six Flags says on its website that park guests must wear shirts and "appropriate footwear," and can't wear clothing or tattoos with offensive language or images, like those that show pornography, profanity or support for drugs.
The park can also deny guests entry if their clothes or tattoos are deemed inappropriate and they won't accept "reasonable" alternatives.
The 22-year-old has received media attention for her story, prompting Six Flags to issue a formal apology that she posted to Facebook.
"We are extremely sorry for the experience you had while at the park. Our goal is for all of our guests to have a fun visit and we understand this was not the case for you," a Six Flags public relations supervisor allegedly told her. "Our team members are trained, and then asked to use their judgement in carrying out our policies. These particular officers did not use good judgement and there is no reason you should have been denied entry."
“We are extremely sorry for the experience you had while at the park. Our goal is for all of our guests to have a fun...
She said in the same Facebook post that the purpose of sharing her story was to "receive acknowledgement from the park that I was unjustly treated and to prevent this type of situation from occurring in the future."
"This experience shed light on a serious improper judgement and training of policies to the park officers," she wrote.
But at the end of the day, she's grateful that her tale received so much attention.
"...this allowed my voice to be heard. Thank you to everyone who shared my story, liked my post, and reached out to me in support, much appreciated."