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“I never had the tits and ass”

August 30, 2007

I had heard about this before, but at the time it sounded like a wierd local law.  But apparently the effort to legally impose dress codes is growing.  There are a couple of things that make this strange.  One is that they are focussed on sagging pants, which very quickly leads to them being racist (or, if you would honestly argue that’s not the case, then looking racist, which is politically almost as bad).  The other thing that stands out to me is that they are promoted as anti-indecency laws.  Excuse me if i’m mistaken, but i thought indecency laws dealt with shit like public nudity.  The whole gist of these is that showing your boxers is indecent.  No, dears, sagging without boxers would be indecent.  But, really, i could wear just boxers without anyone caring, so what’s the big fucking deal?  For that matter a girl can wear a bikini in public and somehow that is more decent than sagging just because it doesn’t make random-politician-man go “ick”.

I’ll come clean: i think sagging – at least to the extent in, say, that Times photo – is stupid.  But that is okay.  (It’s not that i mind, it’s just that it’s so over the top…or is thet under the bottom? sorry)…that i think it is silly, which is kind of the opposite of what folks are trying for, i think.)  I can get the urge to giggle whenever i see someone dressed like that, and they can laugh at me ’cause i look like a big fucking nerd (or whatever it is i look like).  And that’s fine.

On a side note about indecency laws: a few years back around Mardi Gras i read about an effort to keep the partying down in Austin.  The cops put out a notice that they would charge any women who flashed during Mardi Gras with indecency.  Then someone pointed out that topless women are not illegal in Austin – their laws only regulated below-the-waist.  Not to be overruled, the police said, in that case, they were going to charge women who show their breasts with “inciting riots”.  I think they were a bit mixed up on cause and effect, but ten points for creative thinking.

Lady Brett
“Charlie Says” – Jude

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  1. August 30, 2007 11:59 am

    I’ve seen write ups about these laws over and over again. I think they are, as you said, very racist and looking to promote a clean cut white image. I still don’t understand why poor kids getting their older brother’s jeans that don’t fit out of necessity, has now become a fashion statement that people actually PURCHASE for themselves, but whatever. It is people’s right to wear whatever they want… I have bigger complaints, such as UGG boots with jeans rolled up to properly display them.

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