Scoot Blog: A ban on saggy pants...Unfair?
Over the weekend I saw a guy walking down the street holding a soft drink in one hand and holding up his pants with the other hand. Males who wear ‘saggy pants’ are looked upon as menacing. I thought that this guy wasn’t “menacing” or a threat to anyone – both of his hands are occupied!
While I admit that I don’t understand the trend of wearing one’s pants down so low that underwear is exposed, I do understand that every young generation has its own trends. When I was growing up, my parents’ generation was very critical of my generation’s fashion statements with hair and clothes and they didn’t understand either.
The city of Bogalusa has begun a 30-day warning period for all those who wear ‘saggy pants’ in public. After the warning period comes the enforcement of penalties. The maximum penalty is $500 or 30 days in jail, or both. A bit severe, perhaps?
On “The Scoot Show” (8:00 pm – midnight), the debate over whether wearing ‘saggy pants’ with underwear exposed is obscene has come up often and will be debated on the show again tonight. This is obviously not just an issue in Bogalusa, but throughout New Orleans and across America. It’s a trend, like it or not. But should it be illegal?
Here’s what I find interesting about this debate: I also see females walking around with the t-back part of their underwear exposed above the waistline of their jeans. Why is this not part of the debate?
Could it be because this is still such a male-dominated world that the sight to the underwear of a male is offensive but not the sight of a female’s underwear?
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