The hoodie is the current uniform of choice for teenagers who want to show their independence by dressing just like everyone else. In that it is just like platform shoes on streetwalkers and flag pins on politicians.
Nobody wears a hooded sweatshirt in triple digit heat because it is comfortable. Nobody things a woman staggering on stilts looks alluring. And all wearing costume jewelry says about a politician is that his patriotism is cheap and tacky.
No city council has suggested that banning stripper shoes will magically end prostitution in their community. Banning flag pins will not make political candidates suddenly start discussing substantial issues.
Just to prove how easily the imagery can change, here are:
|A hoodie hooker|
|A platform shoe planter|
|An honest politician's flag pin|