Christine de Pizan

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Thursday, January 12, 2023

Time to Cover Up, Ladies . . .

When Women Became No Longer Equal, Part 11: It's Time to Cover Up, Ladies

I usually write quite a bit when I'm launching into a good rant. But, for once, I'm just gonna put this out here, in case you missed it:
The Republican-controlled Missouri House of Representatives used its session’s opening day Wednesday to tighten the dress code for female legislators, while leaving the men’s dress code alone.
Women need to wear a jacket over their dress or with their skirt and pants. Cover up those bare arms, you hussies! 
The Missouri House, where women "hold less than a third of the seats,"
and where this bit of legislation will undoubtedly encourage more 
women to run to become a state representative . . . 

To be honest, I'm sorta shocked women are "allowed" to wear pants. But I notice that the dress code does not say a woman needs to wear a blouse, sweater, or other top under her jacket . . . Hmmmm. 

Love this tweet, from Democratic member Peter Merideth: 

(It is also fun to note that the Republican woman spearheading this drive to ensure her female colleagues were dressed "professionally" was wearing sequins and velvet on the House floor. Yeah. Wonder what kind of job she thought she was going to . . . )

Here's a great line from The Riverfront Times: "Missouri Republicans aren't done telling women what to do with their bodies."