Not sure if anyone else has been following this story but apparently Paul Ryan – Speaker of the House – has been recently enforcing old dress codes in the U.S. House of Representatives by using the Quiverfull hyper-modesty standards. He’s not allowing professional women wearing sleeveless dresses or outfits or open toed shoes access into the house.
From the New York Times today –Women reporters say they were warned of ‘no sleeveless’ clothing dress code for women in certain parts of Capitol
From the article:
But this week it was women who spoke up about receiving warnings. In addition to the unnamed reporter in the CBS News report and Haley Byrd, a reporter for The Independent Journal Review who spoke on the record with CBS, reporters from CQ Now and CQ Roll Call posted on Twitter about having been approached and told their wardrobes were in violation of the rules.
As the arbiter of the dress code, Paul Ryan recently issued a reminder about the importance of heeding it. “Members should periodically rededicate themselves to the core principles of proper parliamentary practice that are so essential to maintaining order and deliberacy here in the House,” Ryan declared to House members in June. “Members should wear appropriate business attire during all sittings of the House however brief their appearance on the floor may be.”
This is how members of the CPM get their own laws put in place under the guise of enforcing rules. What’s your take on this?
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