If one Alabama town has its way it looks like the women folk won’t be allowed to wear their “Daisy Dukes.” Dadeville, Alabama is considering a new public ordinance that would not only ban women from wearing short-shorts and mini-skirts, but also anyone from wearing saggy pants in public. No word on if a lady flashing a little “whale tale” will be a legal loophole in the fashion law.
A little ironic that this law provided us an excuse to look at this butt today.
The ordinance has gotten a lot of support in town after Dadeville City Council member Jimmy Frank Goodman made a proposal last month to ban saggy pants. While the authority of the municipal government to make fashion choices for its citizens may be questionable, Goodman is looking to a higher authority on what to wear. He says;
“I prayed about this; I know that God would not go around with pants down.”
Now the good folks of Dadeville wouldn’t want to discriminate. Goodman says he is sick of seeing young men walking down the street holding their pants up with one hand who then “have the nerve to walk into a place of business and ask for a job.”
However, while a ban on saggy pants would encourage respect from the younger generation, Goodman and other council members realize that this only really targets the fellas. In order to make sure that the saggy pants ordinance is equal for all genders they have decided to extend the law to include miniskirts and short shorts. Council member Stephanie Kelley said at a recent meeting;
“My concern is it should be for everybody. I think for the girls, with these shorts up so high looking like under garments and dresses so short, I don’t want us to be showing favoritism.”
No word on exactly what length of skirts will be legal in Dadeville.
Can anybody volunteer to be part of the Dadeville fashion police?
Damn, even the town from Footloose wants Dadeville to chill out. A lawyer for the town is drafting the plans for the ordinance and should have it ready for their next meeting. Goodman says he is getting lots of positive feedback on the ban. However not everyone is so excited saying that this “is an example of the government stepping outside of their boundaries.”
Should Dadeville ban short-shorts, miniskirts and saggy pants? After all isn’t this a public safety issue with guys tripping on their low riding pants?