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House Speaker Paul Ryan reportedly implements new ‘no sleeveless’ dress code for women

Category: Gender in the world 

It would seem that showing skin in the most erroneous places is now once again taboo for women. According to reports and a bevy of Tweets, women have been banned from entering the Speaker’s lobby if they’re seen wearing sleeveless blouses or dresses. The same can be said if they’re wearing open-toed shoes. While the written rule stipulates that women should wear “appropriate attire,” that attire is largely left up to the interpretation of one person: House Speaker Paul Ryan.


According to CBS reports, women —  including reporters, lawmakers and staff — are now required to cover their toes and shoulders both in the House chamber and the Speaker’s lobby. To date, at least three reporters have confirmed that their outfits were deemed “unacceptable” and were issued a warning that should they break dress code again, they would be removed.






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