What about those indecent women?
THE EDITOR, Sir;
THE RESOLUTE decision taken by certain brave policemen to initiate a drive to arrest men engaging in the contemptible act of exposing their underwear in public is commendable. This shows a sense of propriety; that despite all the corruption among their peers, the Jamaica Constabulary Force still has members who yearn for some semblance of decency in our society.
Well done and not a moment too soon! Why should decadent people be allowed to impose their lewd, abhorrent practices on our society while decent citizens sit and watch its degradation and accept the decline?
History of despicable style
In any standard dictionary, the word 'under' is defined as 'below', 'covered', 'lower', etc. The appropriate use of underwear is, therefore, obvious. They are not to be worn on the outside as regular garments.
This despicable style, I gather, originated overseas, and defined a specific set of prisoners. Since our men have decided to 'falla fashion' and edify it, why not give them the privilege to see it through to the end? Place them in suitable facilities where 'a it a wear', make them feel 'good'. Why deprive them of this pleasure?
Women's indecent exposure
Commendations aside, I must question why wasn't the indecency of women addressed? There should be no discrimination. What's good for the gander is good for the goose.
Some women have taken the men's fashion trend one step further. Instead of exposing their underwear (thongs) only, they now 'wear' their breasts 'outta door'. When did breasts become 'outer-wear' except in strip clubs!
This practice, apart from being ridiculous and pitiful, is, indeed, indecent exposure in every sense. It is a crime, and should be treated as such. Lock them up! There will be many opportunities to display their 'wares' in prison. Make them happy!
I am, etc.,
JULIET MARION STEELE