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Alabama city may outlaw mini-skirts and short shorts

September 14, 2015

The city council in Dadeville, Alabama, proposed a ban on saggy pants last month, and now the city lawmakers are considering adding mini-skirts and short shorts to what is quickly turning into a list of clothing styles that are in danger of being outlawed. The initial saggy pants ban was proposed by a male city council member, and the additional proposed bans targeting women’s clothing were introduced by a woman council member, Stephanie Kelley. What’s the reasoning behind her proposal? “My concern is it should be for everybody,” Kelly reportedly said. “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.” According to reports, the proposed bans have some support among council members and the initiatives could be voted on at the next council meeting. And in case you’re wondering why lawmakers are spending their time worrying about what people wear, it’s all about “respect,” councilman Frank Goodman said. “The reason I brought this up,” Goodman explained, “is I think people deserve respect when they are in public.” OK, then.

Read the full story at The New York Daily News.