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01 Jan 1970 |

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GANGSTA PANTS

By Sista Ineka

To all you guys who “sag” your pants and show your butt and underwear …did you know it originated in prison? It was a signal to the other MEN that you are “available”. So if you want to keep going around looking like you’re “available” for another dude to “tap that” then keep thinking you’re cool while I think you look like a Fool!! PBS (Prison B*tch Syndrome).LOL Pass this on to the droopy pants that you know.

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While sagging did gain its start in the U.S. prison system, it was not a clothes-wearing style authored by imprisoned homosexual’s 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.)
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While sagging is embraced by a number of young people, it is far removed from being the subject of widespread approval outside that demographic.

In May 2004, Louisiana lawmakers attempted to say no to plumber’s crack by passing House Bill 1626, legislation that would have made it a crime to wear clothing in public that “intentionally exposes undergarments or intentionally exposes any portion of the pubic hair, cleft of the buttocks or genitals.” That bill was also rejected by the state’s senate.

Various communities have attempted to ban this form of fashion statement. In February 2005, for example, the Virginia House of Delegates passed the so-called droopy drawer’s bill, legislation that would have imposed a $50 fine on people who wore their pants so that their underwear was visible in a “lewd or indecent manner.” That bill was killed by a senate committee two days later.

 

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RAWROOTS.