Most young women have heard the phrase ‘you’re not going out dressed like that!’ from their parents. Now, they will hear if from their council too, if they live in Dadeville, Alabama (pop. 3,212).
Low-slung trousers are already on their way to being banned, but officials want to make it a gender balanced decision, so they’re considering banning short skirts and shorts too.
“My concern is it should be for everybody,” Dadeville City Council member Stephanie Kelley said at a Council meeting. “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 favouritism.”
Another councillor, Frank Goodman, says that young people have the wrong idea of what is cool. He said: Who is going to respect you if you don’t respect yourself. The reason I brought this up is I think people deserve respect when they are in public. I think slacking is disrespectful. I think it gives our younger generation the wrong impression of what is cool.”