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kingmudsy  ·  2107 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Should Sagging Be Outlawed?

Can we also acknowledge the racial implications of this law (and the article)?

Under pros we have listed:

    No Sterotypes With an better appearance the general public will have a better opinion of you. Most people that sag their pants are commonly mistaken as criminals. Now young men can walk in public without people making or thinking stereotypical comments about them.

This is fucking awful. For sake of comparison, that would be like banning skirts that cut off above the knee so we can live in a world, "Without people making or thinking sexual comments about women."

Also,

    I personally do not agree with sagging, but we have the right to choose how we express ourselves through fashion.

How the fuck do you "agree with" sagging? Do I disagree with brotanks?

Actually, I'd like to go off on a tangent here. I could actually see a potential argument about sagging being linked to micro-cultures within jails, and about not sagging because we don't want to glorify that lifestyle (I wouldn't agree with said argument, and it definitely is flawed, but it's better than "I don't think it looks good!"), but even then, you're typecasting every person you come across based on that one visual indicator. If I were to say we should ban Sperry's and blue OCBD's because I think rape culture within fraternities is terrible, and that dressing preppy is just one way to mimic this subgroup, you'd laugh at me. I don't see why this should be any different with sagging. Just because someone wears their pants low doesn't mean they're a criminal, a bad person, or even someone you should avoid.