Is It Just Fashion…Or Is There More To It?

Saggy pants Ban! What do you think?

Democratic State Senator Gary Siplin of Orlando pushed for a so-called Pull Your Pants Up law for six years, before finally getting it passed last Spring. Florida lawmaker made headlines across the country Monday when he handed out 200 belts to students to help them abide by a new law by pulling their pants up.

Siplin, who is black, met with strong resistance from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), who argued that the new law unfairly targeted blacks.

 

Unlike other states which have outright banned wearing saggy pants in the populace, Siplin’s law only affects students and it carries no jail time or harsh fees for repeat offenders. The law instead subjects repeat violators to suspensions from school and extracurricular activities.

 

We want our kids to believe they’re going to college, and part of that is an attitude, and part of that is being dressed professionally,” said Siplin, who spent a Monday morning handing out over 200 belts to students at three largely minority high schools in the Orlando area. “I’m not going to hire anyone, white or black, with saggy pants,” he said. “I want to make sure our kids qualify.”

Okay… I have to admit, this has never been my favorite fashion trend in the first place. No, I do not enjoy looking at your drawers at any level. I say level because there are different ways to wear this style. Yes, there is “young man fix your pants”, then there’s, “ wow, you need a belt” and then there’s, “ Really?! Whats the point?!”

 

People… I believe this trend have gone over board. The time has come, like with any other fashion trend, it is time to end! I believe in life,  that you have to “dress for success” at some point in time, and school is a great place to start.

And to set the record straight, some people seem to think that ourblack boysare the only ones with their “butts out”, you are so wrong. It isOur BoysorOur Menthat are wearing these fashions, not just one race.

 

 

The state legislature voted overwhelmingly to enact the ban at the start of the 2011-12 school year, making Florida and Arkansas the only two states with such a widespread prohibition against saggy pants for students. It also targets low-cut and midriff-exposing shirts on girls.

“We want our kids to believe they’re going to college, and part of that is an attitude, and part of that is being dressed professionally,” Siplin told Reuters.

 

Grown Men Swagga

 

The statewide school dress code bucks a fashion trend with roots in prison attire and the rap and hip-hop music community. Siplin, who admits to sporting an Afro and platform shoes in his youth, grew tired of seeing young men wearing their pants so low their underwear was exposed. 

“The parents, the grandmothers, the professional people, they say, ‘How can they walk down the street showing their behinds?’ It’s not civilized,” he said.

I told you what I think…So what do you think?

 

 

 

 

Source:

http://sandrarose.com/2011/08/florida-lawmaker-hands-out-belts-to-help-students-hold-their-pants-up/

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-20068055-504083.html

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/31/us-florida-saggypants-idUSTRE77U3TW20110831

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3 Responses to Is It Just Fashion…Or Is There More To It?

  1. leojis says:

    The ban is fem facist sexism to control the male. Females have no dress codes in our culture. Men have clothing restrictions to keep them in their social societal place. No tie-no access. No jacket-no admittance. No jeans-no service. None of this applies to females. All of this will be moot when ACLU takes to the courts on Men’s behalf and court decisions will rule against the bans on grounds of gender inequality and freedom of expression. Same as was done for Women going topless. It’s the same thing.

  2. Stupidshit says:

    sagging pants is so stupid thing ever. Because If you got class please be gentlemen not a swag boy or something. Look at yourself when u sagging is not attractive at all. please pull up your pants be gentlemen.

  3. Yvette says:

    Saggy pants – ban or not is ridiculous. The same can be said for too much cleavage but showing cleavage “In many European societies between the Renaissance and the 19th century, wearing low-cut dresses which exposed breasts was more acceptable than today; with a woman’s bared legs, ankles, or shoulders being considered to be more risque than exposed breasts.” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleavage_%28breasts%29) Young men found it acceptable to show their “butt cleavage” as a sign of independence and fashion. Only problem is many did it just to follow the trend. As silly as it is to watch someone try to walk when their pants fall, it is more absurd to watch someone do it on purpose. I am more than ecstatic about the ban simply because young men will soon realize, it is time to grow up.

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