Fighting Crime, Dallas Style

There is a new campaign in Dallas, Texas. Like so many cities, they are trying to put a stop to the social ills that plague their city. Is it violent crime, or gang activity, or drugs, or prostitution, or child abuse/neglect that they are combatting? Nope - it's saggin'.

Yes, Dallas has joined a number of other cities in trying to ban or discourage the fashion trend. Citing its prison origin (in the joint, wearing your pants down around your ass means that you are someone's bitch, ready for sexual activity with your "daddy") and the indecent extremes to which the trend has been taken of late, Dallas, Atlanta, and a number of other cities and towns around the nation have discussed or passed laws banning pants that show the undergarments.

I hate that look as much as the next crabby middle-aged white guy, but it is amazing to me that some local governments are spending time debating, writing, and enforcing a law so trivial. Is there no more pressing matter for the city government in Dallas?

In searching for info on this, I came across an email that is making its way around the African American portion of the blogisphere that points out that "saggin' is "niggas" spelled backward. It seems that a lot of blacks, particularly women, object to the look. There is even a rap anthem called "Pull Your Pants Up!" by Dooney Da' Priest.

Is saggin' on the way out? I was just catching up with the trend! I was about to order some really big jerseys so I could strap my kilt down around my ass. I should probably buy some underwear first, though...

8 comments:

Mayren said...

oooo - when undie shopping make sure that you dont clash any other tartan plaid you have going on. I think you're inner fashion-ista is screaming for black or for giggles polka-dot.

Modig_Bjorn said...

I'd like to see HSBP "saggin'" in the comic one of these days. HAWT!

WNG said...

AS the official Flock Negress I have to say that the whole 'saggin' thing is ridiculous. It's a dumbass trend (pun intended) and I'm glad that people in the community are starting to get annoyed by it. Hopefully the cops in Dallas can see this for the overreaching that it is. When my nephew decided that the world had a great need to see his underwear Papa G and the rest of the family just made fun of him until he stopped. More familial humiliation is needed here, not policing.
For the record, I have no comment on the (lack of) Papal undergarments.

Mandy said...

Here's what concerns me with this trend: I'm generally aware of the male anatomy, as in where the good bits are attached. To wear pants hanging down that low most people wear a belt...usually with a big buckle. It seems to me that the buckle is riding right on top of the boy bits. That can't be comfortable.

Flynn said...

As the Pope will attest, baring the gym duds, I've always tried to dress well. And as much as I hate overly vain people, I do attribute some of my success - especially in terms of jobs - to my looking the part.
Never mind all the extra belts, or forgoing use of one hand for the sake of holding up your pants, it just makes you look like an uneducated slacker jackass.
I know that probably isn't PC, but it's true. We (UW) have a skater kid on campus that has spent the last 6 years skating in circles outside the center of campus trying the same trick. Never mind what it says about him that he can't figure that one jump out after six years, he sports the long shirt and low pants look, and every time I walk by him I hear people making comments about wanting to brake him for being such a twat. Even I have been known to make a "yank on his belt and watch him eat shit" comment... never mind the bleached hair and such...

The pants around your ass thing just makes you look trashy... end of story...

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Yeah... I'm not a fan, could ya tell? ;)

Big Gay Jim said...

I'd heard about this trend, and I believe it was on my gay radio station. The commentary was hi-larious! They pointed out that most of the folks you see on Cops these days are saggin. And that when they raise their hands, their pants hit the ground. Makes it harder to run away from the police, doesn't it? So law enforcement might even WANT the saggin' to continue, as means less stupid busy work and an easier time catching guys trying to be more "thug."

Squid said...

Wigga pleaze. It's so hawt ya'll just can't stand it.

Ok I am sorry I was taken over by aliens there for a minute.

I actually depants a kid one day who was saggin'. It was HI-larious! He tried to get back up to yell at me and fell back down.

Mayren said...

WNG sounds like you want to get in someone's kilt....
hehehe

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