Dadeville Ordinance: The Alabama Town Wants To Ban Saggy Pants, Short Shorts, And Mini Skirts

One Alabama town wants to create an ordinance which would ban short shorts, saggy pants, and mini skirts to promote respect and equality.

Dadeville City Council member Jimmy Frank Goodman once proposed banning saggy pants last month, and now he thinks banning mini skirts and short shorts will expand upon that proposal in a positive way. His original thought for the Dadeville ordinance banning saggy pants had religious reasoning behind it.

"I prayed about this; I know that God would not go around with pants down."
However, the short shorts and mini skirt offense added to the Dadeville Ordinance would promote "gender equality," according to council member Stephanie Kelley.

"I think for the girls, with these shorts up so high looking like undergarments and dresses so short, I don't want us to be showing favoritism," she said.

In other words, if men have to be restricted by the saggy pants ban, the women should be restricted by short shorts and mini skirts bans.

According to Newser, Goodman wants young people to think about respecting themselves and not about "what is cool," and this thinking could be enforced by the Dadeville ordinance.

The Alabama town wants to ban saggy pants, short shorts, and mini skirts, and it has the support of the rest of the council members in agreement that it is the right thing to do.

Goodman expanded upon his original idea by explaining how people expect to be treated with respect while dressing in certain ways, which he thinks is not appropriate for businesses.

"We have people walking down the street with their hand in front of them holding up their pants. Then they have the nerve to walk into a place of business and ask for a job."
In order to support the Dadeville ordinance, a lawyer is drawing up the plans for the ordinance and should have it ready for the next city council meeting.

One Dadeville council member claimed he has received more positive reactions from the proposed ordinance than on anything the council has proposed before.

Not all residents are too pleased about the proposed Dadeville ordinance. Some claim it is "an example of the government stepping outside of their boundaries" and that it teaches children that their clothes are more important than their character, according to Cosmopolitan.

Goodman sums up, "It is about respect. The reason I brought this up is I think people deserve respect when they are in public. I think slacking is disrespectful."

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