Twitter Is in an Uproar Over Female Reporters Getting Banned from Congress for Wearing Sleeveless Attire
After news broke yesterday of female reporters being turned away from the Speaker’s lobby for wearing sleeveless dresses thanks to Congress’s business attire dress code, Twitter is clapping back.
Many are calling the dress code unfair, even noting that first ladies and daughters seem to be exempt from this ban (as Ivanka Trump wore a sleeveless dress to her father’s first joint session in Congress), while others see the dress code as another attempt to control women’s clothing choices.
Meanwhile, others are saying that the dress code, which by the way only states that women have to wear “appropriate attire,” is not sexist or unreasonable because men are also required to wear sleeves. One user even points out that the room is a cool 50 degrees year round anyway, so whether sleeves are required is irrelevant.
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