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Boys who wear their pants down too low at Westside Middle School in Memphis may get “Urkelized” if all else fails.
Yes, we’re talking about nerdy Steve Urkel from the 1990s sitcom “Family Matters,” who famously wore his pants hiked way up to his chest.
A number of states, including Tennessee, are considering laws to ban saggy pants and clothes on girls that reveal too much skin. Arkansas and Florida have already passed similar laws. But Principal Bobby White at Westside said the law isn’t necessary. His approach is to talk to the student and try to convince him to hike up his pants, and then escalate with a phone call to the student's parents.
"I don't think legislation of dress is constitutional," White said. "I don't believe it's what our forefathers would have wanted. I'm definitely not for legislating dress."
So if his person-to-person remedies fail, he's got another more direct approach. Zip ties are used to tighten the pant’s waistline.
Originally posted by MoosKept240
The schools have been trying to fight this since I was in high school back in 1999. Even before that, in middle school, there were rules about clothes. For the girls they could were skirts if they were higher than the length of there arms. And no one could show there underwear or what not. This is nothing new really.
I will say though, in defense of us "skinny" people. Sometimes our pants just will not stay up. I have NO butt. At all. Belt or no, my pants will fall. I am 29 years old, and I still constantly get comments about keeping my pants up. Its hard! If I tighten my belt so they will stay up, I cut off circulation around my hips and I get marks from having my pants so tight. But if I loosen them up just one notch from that. No luck, my pants will fall.
So sometimes its not our fault Just saying.
Originally posted by Biigs
reply to post by MoosKept240
Sounds like a perfect excuse to rock a set of trouser braces, bring them back in fashion!
edit on 4-4-2012 by Biigs because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by OneisOne
I bolded a bit of text there because I think it is important. He does not think this should be legislation!!! He saw a problem and tried to solve it on his own.
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
If the law is aimed at targeting indecent exposure of body parts arent there already indecent exposure laws?
Why the redundancy?
Originally posted by BABYBULL24
In prison saggy pants also connotes the inmate is open to anal sex.
While sagging did gain its start in the U.S. prison system, it was not a clothes-wearing style authored by imprisoned homosexuals intent upon advertising their interest in casual flings. Sagging pants became the behind-the-bars thing thanks to ill-fitting prison-issue garb: some of those incarcerated were provided with clothing a few sizes too large. That oversizing, coupled with the lack of belts in the big house, led to a great number of jailbirds whose pants were falling off their arses. (Belts are not permitted in most correctional facilities because all too often the lifeless bodies of their inmate owners have been found hanging from them.)
Originally posted by ButterCookie
I actually like this law, and wondered when they'd get it going.
sagging pants down past your waisteline is actually indecent exposure...women can't do it.
Why can men?