I suppose they'll be trying to use loose pants as a defense next. I've heard that the whole 'waistband below the hips' thing started as a signal that one was 'available' in prison.
Yeah, I've heard that as well; thing is, very few people actively advertise their availability in prison. By and large, bitches tend to shack up with their cell-mates unless it's one of those octagonal arrangements where there's a common room in which inmates can mingle, where the cells are open during the day (as is often the case in lower-security institutions). Still, I suppose for those that were seeking protection, that would have been a subtle way to do so.
Anyway, back on topic, I took a Violence Against Women course a while ago. I'm going to forward this story to the professor. We talked about this kind of thing in class all the time, about rape myths and blaming the victim.